February 21, 2023
January 12, 2023
1940/41 Willys Gasser
|1940/41 Willys gasser arrival ALL STEEL body
When the car arrived it was in various stages of restoration. The chassis had been modified, partially boxed and had suspension modifications. The x-frame had been cut out and re-welded and the rear suspension was completely non-functional with the leaf spring shackles installed incorrectly. The ladder bar system was actually posing a safety risk in the configuration it was in, cutting out part of the x frame to fit them.
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|Parades are a great place to see some classic cars and trucks
|Attend an indoor show in the winter
months in the Midwest.
|Collect some trophies for your classic by attending
concourse style judged shows
Shown here: Customer owned 1949 Chevrolet 3100
|Dodge County Car Show and Swap Meet
|Lodi WI, Tuesday Night Cruise In
|3 C's Car Show, Randolph WI
|SEMA is the worlds largest car show! Every car enthusiast should attend this show in Las Vegas at least once. It is now open to non-industry attendees.
|Add some hardware to your garage display! Our builds went 3/3 at Pardeeville Car Show this year
January 10, 2023
1969 Nova SS 396: Project SpotlightThis 1969 Nova was purchased locally by it's owners and had a few details that needed improvement right away. It was updated and upgraded in a few different stages at our shop, Driven Restorations in Randolph WI.
We first went through the mechanical inspection. While there were glaring concerns about the longevity of the engine we did some basic maintenance and got it in safe working order for it's first cruise season. Later that year, the car returned for it's necessary engine overhaul. The 396 was using about a quart of oil between every gas tank fill up. We rebuilt the engine over winter and did an overall facelift of the engine bay to get the car owners back on the road for the summer season once again! That season was far more enjoyable for them, but there was still something missing.
Third time is the charm for this muscle car as it came back to the shop for a full facelift. The transformation was really incredible as the Nova went from dull and boring baby blue to the brilliant Hugger Orange the car owners were looking for.
|1969 Nova SS arrival shortly after being purchased. Complete inspection and mechanical repairs were first on the list for that summer's cruise season.
|Bigger rear tires and gave this Nova some attitude and stance
November 9, 2022
1924 Ford Model T
Updating the "wedding car"
This 1924 Model T has a lot of sentimental value for the owner and his family. It was restored a few decades ago in a home garage completing paint and mechanical work to get it ready for the owners wedding. The body was re-painted and interior updated around 1990 and for a 30 year old paint job on an almost 100 year old car it's still in good shape. The only major defect is on the cowl, which needs some TLC after years of the hood scratching it to shut the fuel off for storage.
|1931 Ford Model T on arrival to Driven Restorations LLC for a variety of mechanical and body work
October 7, 2022
Truck was sold on Bring A Trailer 2023: 1949 Chevy 3100
|Photo taken summer 2021, this classic Chevy is in immaculate condition!
April 5, 2022
1936 Buick Special 41
|Completed restoration of 1936 Buick Special 40
April 4, 2022
1970 Monte Carlo SS
|1970 Monte Carlo SS 454 fully restored rolling chassis
March 25, 2022
1969 Scout 800 Aristocrat
We recently began work on a vehicle rarely seen in "running & driving" condition before restoration work begins. Let us introduce you to the 1969 International Scout 800 Aristocrat, the classier package of a classic utility vehicle.
Most of the Scouts from this era have been parked behind a barn or in a ditch never to be rescued or driven again, and that's partially because they were designed to be used and abused from interior finishes being weatherproof, to have no body seals or splash shields to prevent road grime from getting into every seam in the body panels. Once no longer reliable for daily driving Scouts were frequently fitted with a plow and used to clear snow until the body rusted off it's chassis. This particular Scout was spared that fate. There are signs that it had a plow on it at one time and there is a significant amount of rust and structure that needs repair, but overall, it's an impressive example of a 90% complete original 4x4 model 800A.
|The 1969 Scout 800A in the shop and ready for a frame off restoration
|Might be missing a few parts for the window...
|Fuel cell location not recommended, but it worked well for test drives to be sure it ran and drove before the owner purchased this project out on the East coast and hauled it home to WI
|Scout 800A: As expected, there is a large amount of rust and damage on this Scout. The Aristrocrat package does feature chrome bumpers and a few other unique "classier" aspects that are uncommon for a utilitarian designed vehicle
|233 AMC Inline 6 was running when it arrived to the shop, although it definitely showed signs of a lifter issue
|1969 Scout 800A engine bay with 233AMC
December 7, 2021
Missing or Rotted Out Running Boards?
|1940 Ford Standard Tudor Sedan
|New metal running boards and covers received and test fitted. ALWAYS Test fit covers to the boards and boards to the car to verify fit.
With the new boards and covers both received we can go ahead with verifying correct fit before we get to much further. ALWAYS test fit!!!! ALWAYS!