1971 Monte Carlo Completed

This beautiful 1971 Monte Carlo was delivered on May 29, 2024 to another great customer who allowed us to complete his Big Block SS 454. 

1971 Dodge Challenger Complete

The 1971 Dodge Challenger has been completed and delivered to our customer Mike to enjoy this summer. 

1972 Chevy Camaro Update #6

After painting the stripes they are buried in several coats of clear.  

1972 Chevy Camaro Update #5

The stripes are laid out and ready to spray with a bright silver which will look great on this blue base.  

1972 Chevy Camaro Update #4

The base coat of this beautiful blue has been sprayed.  Check out our next update as the clear and striping is completed. 

1972 Chevy Camaro Update #3

The 1972 Camaro is cut in and awaiting assembly of the doors, and deck lid before applying the paint on the exterior surfaces. 

1971 Monte Carlo Update #6

This 1972 Monte Carlo looks fantastic in this shade of red with pearl undertones.  We will post another update as it is trimmed out and the new vinyl roof is installed.  

1971 Monte Carlo Update #5

The base color has been applied to this flawless body and we will provide an update shortly on the car after receiving several coats of clear.  

1971 Monte Carlo Update #4

Here are some additional photos of the paint cut in of this super sharp 1972 Monte Carlo. 

Attention to Detail

At Restoration and Collision Experts, Inc. we pride ourselves in the attention to detail with parts that most shops will scuff and paint.  Items like door hinges and smaller bolt on parts like these Monte Carlo headlight surrounds and tail light assemblies are media blasted, epoxy primed and prepped for body color.  Every bolt for these pieces are also media blasted for the best finish possible.  

1971 Monte Carlo Update #3

The roof is painted and will eventually be getting a new black vinyl top. 

1971 Chevy Monte Carlo Update 2

The front filler panel, headlight surrounds, and the tail light assemblies have been media blasted and sprayed with epoxy primer.  After being sanded and sprayed with primer they will be painted body color. 

1971 Chevy Monte Carlo Update 1 (Continued)

The doors and deck lid are cut in and will be ready to hang for the final exterior paint soon. 

1971 Chevy Monte Carlo Update 1

The body has been cut in with the new color and is being prepped for the painting of the exterior. 

1971 Chevy Monte Carlo.  October 2023

Freshly stripped and primed. This Big Block Monte Carlo is having some body work completed as well as an all over paint job and new vinyl top.  This car looked nice when it arrived and will look even better with the color change and fresh trim.  

1969 Chevy Camaro Pro Street  Nov 2023

We are working on this Tangerine colored 1969 Chevy Camaro Pro Street Car with a few minor body issues.  After completing the paint this car will be headed to the Mecum Auto Auction in Kissimmee Florida for the January event.  

1972 Chevy Camaro Update 2

With the new door shells and deck lid in place this Camaro is ready for another coat of primer and second blocking.  Look for another update soon as it gets closer to a fresh coat of paint. 

1972 Chevy Camaro Update 1

The extensive metal work on the rear of this Camaro is complete and we are beginning the body work to get it straight for new paint. The work included a new rear body panel, new trunk floor pan, wheel houses, and new rear floor pan.
Now it is moving forward with getting all the body panels straight for primer and paint. 

1972 Chevy Camaro

This 1972 Camaro has been in the shop for extensive rear end sheet metal work to include trunk pan, wheel houses, rear valance panel, rear floor pan,  and to address some less than acceptable work done by another shop on a prior visit. These photos were taken when it arrived at the shop.  This Camaro will also be receiving an all over paint job.  We will keep you posted with updates as they are available. 

NHRA Champion Corvette Carbon Fiber Body Update 2

After applying the airbrush graphics the body was clear coated and sent back to the car builder for assembly.  

NHRA Champion Corvette Carbon Fiber Body Update 1

At RACE Collision we have access to a nationally recognized airbrush artist Chuck Buckler of Chuck B Designs.  Chuck did some incredible airbrush designs on this beautiful race car.  

NHRA Champion Corvette Carbon Fiber Body

RACE Collision was chosen to complete the work on this NHRA Champion carbon fiber body for the 2023 season.  The task was to smooth all the body panels and to paint it for National events in the 10.5 tire class.  

Challenger Update 5

We are coming down the home stretch with this 1971 Dodge Challenger.  Our next update will include photos of the Blown Big Block Mopar motor and detail photos of the build. 

71 Challenger update 4

This 71 Challenger has all new modern suspension and a fresh coat of paint underneath as well as the exterior.  

71 Challenger Update 3

With the Body in a fresh coat of Green Go base and clear our attention has turned to cutting in the doors, fenders and valance panels.  

1971 Dodge Challenger Update 2

This update includes photos of the paint process.  

1971 Dodge Challenger Update 1

The Challenger is being stripped panel by panel and sprayed with epoxy primer.  Small patch panels being fabricated for the left quarter panel.   

1971 Dodge Challenger

This 1971 Dodge Challenger is in the shop for a complete restoration.  A new engine, transmission, and modern suspension upgrades will be completed .  We will be posting additional photos as the restoration progresses.

1957 Chevy Belair Update 5

All body panels have been painted and are ready for assembly.  

1957 Chevy Belair Update 4

Paint is complete and the body is ready to be set back on the chassis.  

1957 Chevy Belair update 3

The Tropical Turquoise and India Ivory basecoat has been applied. The next update will include photos after the clear coat is sprayed!