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     Sometimes, making a car a show-stopper hurts the car itself.  Factory-restorations are one such case.  Restorations are not a matter of making things as pretty as possible.  They are research projects, a matter of getting the over-spray just right;  getting the factory-original details just right;  all-the-while balancing resale value with originality, depending on the customer's desires.

     Flatliner Rod Shop, Inc is no stranger to true restorations and factory-spec paint.
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1959 Chevy Impala Convertible factory restoration with Precision Designs
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1959 Chevy Impala Convertible factory restoration with Precision Designs
     The 1959 Impala below was a restoration back to factory spec, but the customer desired a nicer-than-factory surface finish.  Build by Precision Designs, paint by Flatliner.


     The car below is a 1964 Race Hemi Lightweight Savoy that was over-restored in the 1980s.  The bottom was all white with no overspray, the hood scoop was attached wrong, the engine bay needed cleaning up, and a few other things needed corrected.  Having aluminum front panels didn't make the job any easier.  It was our job to bring the car closer to factory spec, where "imperfection" was perfection.
1964 Plymouth Savoy Race Hemi Lightweight
1964 Plymouth Savoy Race Hemi Lightweight

     This 1969 Z/28 Camaro was a running, "finished" car when it came to the shop.  It was done all the ways a restoration should not have been done.  Our job is to re-do the restoration from the ground up, the right way.  The car is nearly done, leaving lots of little detail work.  Numerous books and photos were referenced, along with original magazine articles from 1968.  There is no better reference than original photos.
Lemans Blue 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28 factory restoration engine bay
Lemans Blue 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28 factory restoration engine bay