Our Restoration System
Finch Restorations, established in 1965, is Australia's oldest vehicle restoration business. For over 55 years, we have been at the forefront of the vehicle restoration industry. We specialise in the repair and restoration of Veteran to Modern Classic era (1905 to 1990) cars, trucks, and motor-cycles. We are award-winning specialists in performing complete body-off and ground-up restorations.
Our Restoration Gateways
Before commencing on a particular route for restoring, preserving, and/or modifying your vehicle, you need clear objectives. We can help you in identifying and defining those objectives through a series of 'gateway’ choices.
We are happy to quiz you and help you to define your objectives without pressuring you to adopt a particular route. Navigating the 'gateways' below will hopefully chart a ‘route’ to guide you, as a vehicle's present owner/custodian, through a logical sequence of steps to develop a Project Plan.
Is my vehicle appropriate for restoring?
Before commencing on a restoration, you should review your motivations as well as assess the suitability of your vehicle for restoration.
Should I restore, modify, enhance, or preserve my vehicle?
Our ‘Restoration Route’ gateway is where you decide the appropriate route for your vehicle; either restoration, conservation-preservation, modification, or a combination of these.
Choosing the restoration route includes prioritising the potentially conflicting issues of originality, authenticity, appearance, presentation, safety, performance and functionality.
How deeply do I want to restore my vehicle?
The third gateway involves choosing the scope, or depth, of the restoration. We specialise in ground-up restorations, but can also focus on a single or multiple systems such as just the upholstery, or you may have already dismantled the vehicle and just need us to perform rust repairs and paint the body.
How quickly do I want the project to proceed?
We progress restoration projects in a series of iterations, called Sprints, to break down big, complex projects into bite-sized pieces. Our Sprints are two-week periods (fortnights) aimed at completing a set amount of work.
Who is buying vehicle parts?
We offer you the option of sourcing and supplying your own vehicle-specific parts and materials in a timely manner. Otherwise, we are happy to use our extensive experience in seeking unobtainium parts.
Ready to start?
When you are ready to start your project, we will prepare a project document that describes your choices, provide you with a deposit invoice, prepare a project plan, and soon commence the restoration.