“..but I can buy one cheaper”

I chuckle when I hear the statement, “I don’t want or need to restore a car because I am savvy and I will just buy one done, it’s cheaper.”  This article is a follow-on to the Restorations Build vs. Buy post.  I will reiterate my statement in...

Restoration Builds VS. Survivors VS. Build or Buy

This article is about the important difference between a car that has been restored, to a given degree, and a survivor car.  Then I will talk about Build vs. buy. Right now the year is 2018 and for a few years now the hot cars have been survivor cars. ...

Pieces and Parts

This article is part of the restoration series here at jakesgeneralstore.com.  Of the 13 or so restorations I have done on my own cars, sourcing used parts and reproduction parts is paramount to completing the restoration.  Parts List: Making a parts...

Car Clubs

Car clubs are invaluable, both online and locally to the car hobby.  I belong to many car clubs. It is the best $20 bucks per year, per club I spend. I get a newsletter and access to other members to network with.  The benefits are; social, sourcing...