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Ownership has not changed, the there are many additions and improvements to our facility, equipment and staff.  Many exciting things going on to improve our service.  

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Restoring a Piece of American History

Posted by Heather Bailey on July 30, 2012 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

By: Gina Smith


One of the largest groups of timeless antique cars, affectionately named, “Dearborn Classics”, features endearing Ford models spanning over two decades (1957-1979). The Ford Fairlane, Falcon, Comet, Torino and Ranchero are among some of the most popular Dearborn Classic’s to restore. These great American beauties are fun to overhaul and rebuild, and even more exciting drive. Many seasoned car enthusiasts specifically seek an antique Falcon or Comet to take on…


Flipbooks for the Dats and Information Section.

Posted by Mark Clayton on March 20, 2012 at 2:20pm 2 Comments

I have been working very hard in uploading nearly 20,000 pages of data and information for our website.  All the information is on there now in searchable pdf form.  I have some of the books on there in flipbook form so you can brouse them.  The larger volumes (3000 pages) are still being worked on.  This is a great resource for us.  These volumes cover cars from 1912 through 1960.  All kinds of good inforamtion is contained like wiring diagrams, overhaul…


Coming Soon; Data Galore

Posted by Mark Clayton on June 20, 2011 at 6:32pm 0 Comments

I am always trying to make this site more useful and informatiive.   Information is power.  No matter if you have your cars professionally worked on, or you do the work yourself, when you have a good understanding of how your car works, this hobby gets a whole lot more enjoyable. 


My next addition to our community is a wikipedia like page that initially will feature over 20,000 pages of tune-up data, and overhaul…


Honesty in the restoration business

Posted by Mark Clayton on February 11, 2011 at 8:25am 0 Comments

I recently went to a local auction.  It was a little unusual in the fact that there was several 1930’s era cars offered.  I ended up buying only one car, a 1937 Cord S/C Sportsman.  The car is about half restored.  You can follow the completion of restoration here on the website in the coming month’s.  I’ll post pictures and my thoughts as we go along.  Feel free to ask questions and post comments.


One of the cars there was a 1936 Auburn S/C Cabriolet.  It sold for more money…



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Clayton Restorations has added 3 new Rottler machines

Clayton Restorations has added 3 new Rottler machines to it's engine overhaul division.  We have a new F79A CNC machining center.  See this video;  <iframe width="420" height="315"…Continue

Tags: Overhauls, Engine

Started by Mark Clayton in General Dec 14, 2013.


I've been hearing horror stories about what antifreeze can do to a car with an open system. Does anyone have a good alternative or a suggested mix?Thanks, GlennContinue

Started by Glenn Mounger in General May 28, 2013.

Newbie Intro

Am a newbie here, and want to introduce myself to all -The name is Dave Yaros.  I am located in SE WI.  I currently have 3 old rides in my stable.They are a 1955 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Gray…Continue

Tags: Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Yaros, Chronicles, Collector

Started by Dave Yaros in Untitled Category Apr 9, 2013.

buyer beware 12 Replies

I think that it is high time that we start a site to list our experiences with restoration shops, be it good or bad. lets not be nasty or mean, but just state facts. we also can provide insight into…Continue

Started by willy vinton in General. Last reply by Edgar Fiehler Jan 3, 2013.




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