Monday, November 23, 2015

1931 Roadster Restoration Project

Here's my latest project:  1931 Roadster Restoration

I received a 1931 Model T Roadster on November 2nd, 2015.  It came in on a tow truck mounted to a wooden-box dolly for easy maneuver around.  Stephen and I started by wire-brushing the entire body to knock off the rust.  Then next Stephen and I took the grinder to it all over the entire Roadster. Then we applied 2- 1/2 gallons of bondo on the entire body as owner requested.  Next, Ron molded the bondo to the groves in the body, grill, front hood and the deck lid.  After working and shaving the bondo to draw lines in the Roadster body, Ron began prepping it to be put into primed next in black primer inside and out the Roadster body.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mechanical and Collision All in One Small Independent Shop

Hello Bloggers

Today November 21, 2015,  I working on a 2000 SL2.  It was towed in Thursday, November 19, 2015, with a "No Start Issue".  The owner ran the original alternator til it killed the battery.  So, needless to say I had to check for a charge on the battery first.  After which, I found that the alternator was shorted out.  My first instinct was to check the battery.  I tried to charge it while connected to the vehicle, and no good --- completely dead.  Then, I removed the battery from the vehicle and charged it all day Friday.  First thing Saturday morning I purchased a new alternator from the local parts store and installed it in the Saturn.  Now, with a fully charged battery and a new alternator the owners were back on the road to Union County, Monroe, N.C.

After the Saturn, I started working on a small job on a 2004 Honda Civic.  It needed a new window regulator replaced.  I took the inner door panel off of the driver's side door and changed the window regulator.  - another happy car owner.

Here's 1969 Buick Skylark:  One of our recent projects. 

Here's my Labscope checking crank sensor and cam sensor of 2007 Honda Odyssey 

Friday, April 17, 2009

Discussion on Suspension Systems

Some people, when they think of vehicle performance, they are thinking of torque or horsepower if you will. However, the power generated by the engine is of no use, if you loose control of your vehicle. So you should pay attention to the different drivability systems of your car. First we we discuss the Suspension system. Control is key.


The suspension system's job is to maximize performance between your vehicle and the road. So good tires is where you'd start. When choosing your tires pick the one that the manufacture suggest you to use. Over sized tires and tires not made for your make and model will restrict your vehicle's performance.

Posi-Trac tires -tires for high performance muscle cars such as the following: Firebird, Nova, and Camaro, such as an Iroc Z28. Posi-trac tires are directional to give the vehicle grip the road.

There are many manufacture of tires such as: Michelin, Kumo, Cooper, Uniroyal, Pirelli, BF Goodrich, Bridgestone, Dunlop, Yokohama, and Maxxis.

Be sure your vehicle whether it is a Classic car such as: Pontiac GTO, Plymouth Road Runner, Charger, Barracuda, a Cougar or a late model SUV's or a family style such as Toyota, Honda, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Dodge, Jeep, Chevrolet, Cadillac or European style has the recommended tire for that particular vehicle

Sometimes when people think of tires, wheels and hubcaps they think they are cosmetic additions their vehicle. Even thinking they can change wheel type and tire size. These alterations could create major safety and warranty issues with their vehicle. They were designed to operate safely and efficiently as the manufacturer intended. Altering wheel and tire sizes can create many issues such as: steering problems, changing the vehicles center of gravity and decreasing the stability of the vehicle. In some cases it may also Void your Manufacturers Warranty and Decrease your Insurance Protection Liability.

It's time to shop for tires when the tread has worn or the tire is damaged. Check your state regulations for when a tire should be replaced. Normally the tread should be worn to 3/32 of an inch. If you neglect your tires and the tread reaches 1/16 of an inch at any location it should be replaced immediately. The majority of tire failure occurs when the tread has worn to about 1/16 of an inch or less. When the smooth bands appear the tread has worn to about 1/16 of an inch.

All four tires on your vehicle needs to be the same size and type. Select the type and quality tires needed for the intended use of the vehicle and the manufacturer's recommendation. This is based on 1. How fast do you drive, 2. What type of loads you are carrying, 3. What kind of breaking and stopping quality you need and 4. How many miles do you want your tires to last? The Information is printed on the sidewall such as: Tire size, Type, Construction, Wheel size, Load range, Speed rating, Air pressure, Traction, Temperature, Tread wear, and DOT (Department of Transportation) code identifies the plant and date- week and year the tire was manufactured. This code is used for recalls.

Here at Weaver's Complete Auto Repair and Body Shop in Kannapolis, North Carolina, we specialize in all major and minor Suspension repairs.

Weaver's Complete Auto Repair and Body Shop
514 W 9th Street
Kannapolis, N.C. 28081

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A shop with top reviews

Here at weavers, we have complete auto collision and mechanical repairs. We have many happy customers and best reviews around for being honest and able to do complete repairs on late model cars and light duty trucks at reasonable prices.

We are located in Kannapolis near Concord N.C. We offer frame repair, body & paint, paint less dent, glass, dashes, engine repair, tuning, scanning , electrical repair, fuel injection service, cooling system, ac, air bags, wheel alignment, suspension repairs, brakes, transmission repair, and differential repair.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

This is the 2006 Suzuki XL7 I did and the finished vehicle is the last picture with me beside it. I've done 100s, and all have perfect body gaps, and the wheel alignments are perfect.

Full frame pulling on a 2006 F250 diamonded frame , body shop I did this for stated was best frame work they ever had done.

frame pulling on a 2006 Ford