Boise Auto Blog

Updates on cars, transportation and related subjects in Boise and Ada County.

Tag Archives: antique car repair

Vintage Thunderbird in for some work

Vintage Thunderbird in for some work

People bring us a lot of vintage cars for work. This is a 1956 Thunderbird, a barn find from Oregon. The car actually runs, but not very well. We're going to give it an overhaul and bring it into good mechanical condition and the owner will follow up on his own with painting, upholstery and other work. Back then, even “small” cars were large. Check out the huge trunk! The body is in pretty good shape, after having been in a barn for more than 30 years. Check out the air scoop on the hood. The upholstery is in incredibly good condition for a 61-year-old car. These Thunderbirds had small-blo ... read more

Yes, we can help you move your car!

Yes, we can help you move your car!

So you need to move a car? Thanks to our association with Budget truck rental, we have a car moving trailer. Car restorers especially, as it ensures the best possible treatment for your car. One of our car trailers

Antique cars add to the fun of auto care

Antique cars add to the fun of auto care

We do a fair number of repairs to antique and vintage cars, mostly engine repairs and transmissions. We enjoy working on old cars because it's a different skillset. Because there's not a lot of electronics, you have to become an old-school mechanic. You can't plug the car into a computer and have it tell you exactly what's wrong, so you have to listen and feel. They're easier to work on - there's usually a lot of room in the engine compartment to get around - but it can be a challenge to find parts for them. ... read more

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