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Last we saw the Oldsmobile 442 it was getting its body removed form its frame. You can see more about that here. This time we want to show you how and why we bag and tags the parts when we disassemble the car. It is very important to keep track of everything when you take a car apart. Click on continue reading to see more on this process with this Olds 442.
There are several reasons we tag the parts when we remove them from the car. First and foremost is to inventory everything. We want to know early on if anything is missing and replacement parts needed to be sourced. We don't want to be help up late in the restoration when we don't have the correct part.
If we have all the parts properly labeled and bagged in many cases, we can always restore these sub-assemblies at any time. For instance, what if one of the gauges in not working, say the clock. A common thing on old cars. We can restore the gauges anytime during the restoration process, and return it bagged and tagged ready for reassembly.
In the case when a part if too far gone to be reused, we still want to inventory and save it. If a replacement part is giving us trouble, we can always compare it to the original to verify size and fitment. Of course, some owners may always want all the original parts back.
Consider this car will be apart for the better part of a year. You want all those parts and sub-assemblies well inventoried so nothing gets lost. At Renown we take this extra time up front to save much more time later.