TRADE PRO­FES­SIONAL

Got a ve­hi­cle in need of restora­tion? There’s one place that stands head and shoul­ders above the rest Be­fore Af­ter

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Age, abuse, and gen­eral wear and tear hit older cars hard. As clas­sic ve­hi­cle own­ers and en­thu­si­asts, we all know only too well the bane of wear, push­ing our ve­hi­cles closer to the ma­jor over­haul that gets ever harder to jus­tify de­fer­ring. It may just be a ‘sim­ple’ rust re­pair, or a full-on ground-up rebuild with ev­ery last nut, bolt, and washer re­placed — if it’s some­thing you do not wish to tackle your­self, you want the job to go to the best peo­ple for it.

Christchurch-based Rus­tora­tions Ltd is fully equipped to per­form restora­tion work of all lev­els, be it spruc­ing up a tired daily driver, through to a show-qual­ity build.

Steve and Sharon Har­tendorf are the faces be­hind Rus­tora­tions, and be­tween them their tight-knit team of six has over 120 years’ worth of in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence. Steve started out panel beat­ing be­fore mov­ing into the ve­hi­cle restora­tion in­dus­try. He has that rare qual­ity in peo­ple of be­ing able to ap­pre­ci­ate all cars — he doesn’t have favourites, but can pick out the qual­i­ties in them all. With over 30 years’ in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence, and 20 years spent in ve­hi­cle restora­tion, he knows what he is do­ing. He started Rus­tora­tions in 1999, and from its hum­ble be­gin­nings the com­pany has steadily grown as cus­tomers have en­trusted the team with all types of restora­tion work.

Pro­fes­sional Team

Rus­tora­tions’ team cov­ers a wide and var­ied skill-set deal­ing with most facets of ve­hi­cle restora­tion, in­clud­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in panel beat­ing, panel fab­ri­ca­tion, spray paint­ing and me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, as well as fit­ting and turn­ing. All of them re­tain that old-school abil­ity to hand-craft parts — in an era when off-theshelf re­place­ment parts are be­com­ing more and more com­mon, it’s some­thing of a re­lief to know that there still are skilled fab­ri­ca­tors out there who have the abil­ity to cre­ate from scratch what can’t be bought.

Amongst the many ser­vices its staff pro­vide, Rus­tora­tions is also a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion spe­cial­ist, ca­pa­ble of han­dling any as­pect of a build to LVVTA spec­i­fi­ca­tions. Bumper, mould­ing and trim re­pairs, fab­ri­ca­tion work, panel-beat­ing and rust re­pairs, paint touch-ups through to full resprays, me­chan­i­cal re­pairs and up­hol­stery work are just a taste of the many ve­hi­cle-restora­tion ser­vices that the team can take in its stride.

Steve, Sharon, and the team at Rus­tora­tions have earned an ex­cel­lent rep­u­ta­tion for their qual­ity work over the years, with many cus­tomers claim­ing that their cars rolled out of Rus­tora­tions, af­ter a full restora­tion, bet­ter than the day they rolled off the pro­duc­tion line. Look­ing at the thor­ough­ness and qual­ity of their work, re­gard­less of whether it’s a lit­tle fix or a big job, it’s not hard to agree.

Rus­tora­tions Ltd

Phone: 03 374 6330 Email: steve@rus­tora­tions.co.nz Web­site: rus­tora­tions.co.nz Face­book: face­book.com/www.rus­tora­tions.co.nz

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