Q. How much will it cost to have my car
Cost depends entirely upon body style and original condition of the automobile. Rusted-out metal, rotted wood, and broken or missing parts, take great skill, care,
and time to restore. Our customers are charged a competitive hourly rate,
plus materials, parts are listed separately, and are billed at the first of every month.
May I do part of the restoration work on my car myself, and have Schaeffer & Long complete the remainder?
A. Yes Schaeffer & Long restores cars both partially and from the ground up. We always
encourage active customer interest and participation.
Why should I bring my car to Schaeffer & Long rather then another restoration firm?
A. You as a customer are fortunate in our profession that there are many reputable restoration
firms to choose from. However there are several features that make Schaeffer
& Long outstanding in their field. First, there is our “no short-cuts “policy
in our metal working department. Second, Schaeffer & Long is not a sales dealer or parts supply house. We are not a used
car lot. This is because we believe that our clients are best served by our full concentration on restorations. Third
Schaeffer & Long has the skill to restore “basket cases” autos so far gone that other restoration shops have
turned them away as hopeless. Often a customer has a sentimental attachment to a particular car, so our policy is “No
automobile is unrestorable, if you care enough.” We sketch out what the
restoration of one of these “unrestorables” will involve, and then inform you as much as
possible so you can make
an informed decision. Schaeffer & Long has brought many so-called “hopeless” cases from the edge of the scrap
pile grave and onto the show field.