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At Ol' School Garage, we not only understand your passion for custom and classic cars, we share it. Rest assured, entrusting Ol' School Garage to undertake your custom build or restoration you are in good hands.

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Another day in paradise...

Leon Betts

I did a quick walk around this morning. Everyone seems to be flat out. Just as we like it. Here's some photos showing what the Ol' School Garage team is up to.

Cheers Leon

Roland is assembling our '65 Mustang Fastback.

Roland is assembling our '65 Mustang Fastback.

Andrew is masking up one of our two HQ projects ready to prime the door jams.

Andrew is masking up one of our two HQ projects ready to prime the door jams.

Henry is prepping the underside of my '55 Chev 2-door Hardtop ready for a protective coat of epoxy primer.

Henry is prepping the underside of my '55 Chev 2-door Hardtop ready for a protective coat of epoxy primer.

Henry spent most of yesterday sand blasting a myriad of small parts for the '65 Mustang Fastback for Kane to paint satin black today.

Henry spent most of yesterday sand blasting a myriad of small parts for the '65 Mustang Fastback for Kane to paint satin black today.

The underside of our second HQ project was painted yesterday. It's going back into storage until Roland is ready to make a start on the accident and repairs on the panels.

The underside of our second HQ project was painted yesterday. It's going back into storage until Roland is ready to make a start on the accident and repairs on the panels.

Kane preps the underside of the boot lid ready for a coat of protective epoxy primer.

Kane preps the underside of the boot lid ready for a coat of protective epoxy primer.

El Camino upgrade...

Leon Betts

This '60 El Camino is one of my all-time favourite Ol' School Garage builds. I originally built this ute for myself but rarely got the chance to drive it. Harry, the new owner, doesn't share this problem. In fact, he is in the ute so much he decided to add a few creature comforts...FiTech EFI, aircon, digital gauge cluster and retractable seat belts. The ute is proof that we can make a good thing better!

Cheers Leon

HQ's galore...

Leon Betts

We currently have one HQ in the paint shop. It just received a coat of epoxy primer and body work is set to continue for another week or so. We have another HQ in the fab shop undergoing accident and rust repairs. I'm a firm believer that you can't have enough HQ's in the shop...a true Aussie icon.

Cheers Leon

This HQ just received a couple of coats of epoxy primer. The panels are currently being prepped and will get the same treatment later today.

This HQ just received a couple of coats of epoxy primer. The panels are currently being prepped and will get the same treatment later today.

Another view of the HQ in the booth after the application of epoxy primer.

Another view of the HQ in the booth after the application of epoxy primer.

Roland repairs the rear windscreen surround on our other HQ in the fab shop.

Roland repairs the rear windscreen surround on our other HQ in the fab shop.

It's a safe bet that any HQ will arrive with lots of rust in the bottom of the rear windscreen surround.

It's a safe bet that any HQ will arrive with lots of rust in the bottom of the rear windscreen surround.

Yank tanks galore...

Leon Betts

Kane took along our '55 Cadillac Coupe Deville to check out the Yank Tank Display held on the second Saturday of each month at Masters at Upper Coomera. He said it's a great show and Ol' School Garage will definitely be back next month. Might take the '60 Lincoln next time. I've included some of Kane's photos below including our Caddy.

Cheers Leon

Fuel injected '55 Chev...

Leon Betts

A few weeks back I posted some photos of a new FiTech 600 HP EFI system Tim installed on a big block in a customer's '60 El Camino. Well, it was so good that I've purchased the exact same system for my '55 Chev 2-door Hardtop build. The '55 build is progressing to plan and I hope to be cruising around by Christmas.

Cheers Leon

HQ update...

Leon Betts

Roland finished the metal work on our HQ SS project early this week. The car is now in the paint shop and body work is underway. I have included some photos of progress made in the paint shop so far this week.

Cheers Leon

The car was wheeled straight into the prep bay. The first job was to wash off the protective coat of etch primer. Roland's great metal work skills are even more obvious in bare metal!

The car was wheeled straight into the prep bay. The first job was to wash off the protective coat of etch primer. Roland's great metal work skills are even more obvious in bare metal!

Step one was to give the HQ a coat of epoxy primer.

Step one was to give the HQ a coat of epoxy primer.

After the car was primed, Ben filled the factory seams with heavy-duty fibreglass filler rather than the original lead.

After the car was primed, Ben filled the factory seams with heavy-duty fibreglass filler rather than the original lead.

The inside of the inner guards were prepped and painted with a tough satin black texture coat.

The inside of the inner guards were prepped and painted with a tough satin black texture coat.

The inside of the guards got the same treatment.

The inside of the guards got the same treatment.

And today, Ben made a start on the first round of body work.

And today, Ben made a start on the first round of body work.

Shop shuffle...

Leon Betts

This morning the '65 Mustang Fastback was moved from the paint shop to the fab shop. Assembly began immediately. At the same time, the HQ was moved from the fab shop to the paint shop. Body work will commence on the HQ this week. And yes, Roland started the accident and rust repairs on the other HQ in the background of yesterday's post.

Cheers Leon

The painted Fastback in the fab shop ready for assembly to begin.

The painted Fastback in the fab shop ready for assembly to begin.

The HQ was moved into the prep bay in the paint shop ready for body work to commence.

The HQ was moved into the prep bay in the paint shop ready for body work to commence.

Tim sets out the new serpentine kit so it can be installed on the Fastback.

Tim sets out the new serpentine kit so it can be installed on the Fastback.

And Roland starts on the floor of the next HQ.

And Roland starts on the floor of the next HQ.

Was just thinking...

Leon Betts

It's my day off today. Just sitting drinking coffee and flicking through some photos taken by our old friend Mark at Mark Greenmantle Photography. Looking at these photos of my 1960 Lincoln Premiere and wondering why I didn't bring it home for the weekend? Perfect cruising weather here in sunny Brisbane today. Anyway, a big cheerio to all you poor people working today!

Cheers Leon