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We have finally finished our new facility and had a very nice open house today.  We have over 30,000 of shop space and an additional 5000 of storage.  See some pictures I posted.  

We have also made a whole new website at  Clayton Restorations  

It is still being loaded with pictures.  Check back often because we have over 300,000 pictures of the current and past restorations.  


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Our business expansion and remodel

Posted by Mark Clayton on March 7, 2016 at 10:33pm 0 Comments

Hello All,

We are finishing up our expansion and remodel this month.  Going form 13,000 square feet to over 30,000 square feet has been quite a task.  It has taken over 3 years and over $2.2 million dollars to get here.  

We are very excited to being able to restore these magnificent cars the way it should be.  Our concept of restoration is one where the cars arrive to our modern and efficient facility.  Each car has it's fully equipped bay.  In each bay there is shelving,…


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…



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Gemmer Steering box rebuild

I'm new to this forum but have been 'restoring' my 1939 Plymouth PT81 Pickup for the last 20 years.  My current desire is to have the steering box rebuilt.  It is very similar to a 1934 Ford box. I…Continue

Started by Dan Kahn in General Jan 28.

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.




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