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By: Damon Sheffield
Restoration of a 1979 Chevy K10
Hello my name is Damon Sheffield.
Research On Auto Restoration:
Common problems With old vehicles
How to Maintain Vehicles
For my senior project I decided to restore my grandpas old 1979 Chevrolet K10 Scottsdale , that sat for 20 years without being driven.
My facilitator’s name is Jonny Payne. Jonny is a family friend. He has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. He received his training from the GM Training Center. He has worked for multiple Chevy/GM dealerships.
“Someone built this, so why cant we fix it”
Tasks completed in project:
Body work on exterior
Restoration of interior
Steps for doing body work:
Removing old paint, rust, and body filler
Applying body filler
Sanding/Shaping body filler
Making sure the body filler and metal are flush
Restoration under the hood
Speedometer gear in tail shaft of transmission
Transmission cooler line
Radiator Fan Belt
Front and Rear Breaks
A Few Mechanical Repairs:
Became more mechanically inclined
Learned more about motor and transmission
Learned how to do body work
Auto Restoration is an Expensive Hobby
Problems I encountered
Parts Failing While I'm driving
Not being able to do everything I hoped for
Plans For the Future :
Tulsa Welding School, Jacksonville Florida
Open up my own welding company
Continue to restore vehicles as a hobby