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RestorationAs car guys/gals, we hear this word a lot. We hear about the restoration of a car, or truck. We hear about how an engine or transmission was restored, or we hear about how a stolen vehicle or tool was restored to it’s owner.

A 1929 Austin 12, family ownership since 1950s, real barn find, requiring full resto. £2,000-2,400 at Charterhouse - 6Restoration is something we, in the gear-head society, are very familiar with. Something we can see and feel, something we are familiar with.

So, what if I told you, there is another restoration that you, as a car nut, should want to go through? What if I told you that where you are now, no matter the age or level of societal success, is the old that needs restored? Would you call me a nut? Would you share your story of success and brush me off?

Ok, so, it is true. No matter where you are right now, you are like a rusted out hunk of scrap metal. You are full of rust and wear, your tires are flat, your engine is only running on some cylinders, if at all and your brakes are either locked up, or don’t work.

No matter how well you have done, how nice you, or your world, look right now, it is just a nice paint job over bad body work and sloppy welds. Your living a life that has been fed to you, but missing out on a life that has meaning and purpose, with a great eternal reward.stacks_image_1417

I know, you are probably thinking that I don’t know you, I don’t know your world, family, situation, etc. You are right, i don’t, but, I do know that this world is temporary and nothing you have done here will last forever, but, there is a forever and I know how you can get there, or, be restored here so that you can enter into eternity with hope.

a49bd31b139c909752881218dfd71944Consider this, when a car is built at the factory, it sets off on a destination that will inevitably result in mechanical failure and rust. The paint will chip and fade, the engine will wear down, the transmission will wear out, the tires and brakes will need constant replacing and the metal will begin to rust. The environment with which we put it in is not nice, it will tear it down.

This is how the world is with us. We come out of the womb, only to begin a life that brings pain and death, we wear down, get hurt, get scarred and eventually die. (Yep, no one makes it out alive.)

Also, just like a car, there are issues with us right from the beginning. We are not perfect 45137602-mechanic-changing-brake-pads-on-a-carjust like no car ever manufactured, is perfect. Only, our imperfection is called sin. This sin is why we begin to deteriorate as soon as we take our first breath and why, no one makes it out alive.

Sounds pretty hopeless when it is put like that, right? I mean, at least with a car/truck, we can fix the problem, cut out the rust, weld in a new panel, change the brakes, tune-up the engine, etc. We can restore a car, usually, better than it was originally.

But what about us? What hope do we have?

cross_full_fullThere is one, who can restore us, better than we could ever be. Actually, He alone can restore us. He alone can take away the condemnation we are under as a result of our sin. When he cuts out the rust, he welds in a perfect piece that is better than before, with an absolutely perfect weld. No mistakes, no issues, just perfection.

You see, God has made a way for us to enter into His Heaven, even though we are full of sin. He did this through the work that was done with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yes, this is how we are made whole, fully restored, better than original.

If God restored us to original, we would still have all of the original issues, i.e., sin. We would still be broken and God would not have done what was needed. No, He has made us a new creation! He has replaced sin with Holiness and began to work on all of the issues that make us broken.salvation

However, we need to understand that this only happens if we surrender our lives to Christ. Repent from our sinful ways, accepting that Jesus is our Lord and Savior. That the work has been done on the cross and that there is nothing we can do ourselves. We have to trust in Him alone, not the world, not our friends and not ourselves, but in Christ alone.

A car that is running rough and full of rust can not, in any way, fix itself. It is a complete impossibility. Even if we created a car that could detect something wrong and correct itself via its on-board computer, it would not be able to replace a physical part. It would be hard to even imagine that it could happen, but, we think we can fix ourselves.

We go to counselors, buy self-help books and watch webinars to be better, to learn how to correct behavior and to become stronger. These are ways we try to self-fix us.

God wants us to stop trying to “fix” ourselves and to trust in His power. He will begin to work in you. There is nothing you can, or need to do, to earn salvation. Rather, you need only to repent, (Turn away from your sin) and confess it to Him, ask for His forgiveness and allow Him to be your Lord. (Allow Him to be in control) If you confess with your tongue and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is your savior and Lord, that the work He did on the cross is sufficient for your sins, that He is also sufficient for your salvation, then you will be saved.

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1959 Ford F100 – Cameron Hoover

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What if you grew up around a 1959 Ford F100 truck, that you knew had been in your family for generations and one day, you’re told that it’s yours, if you can get it running? One thing, though, there is no engine or transmission or interior.

Some, wouldn’t even know where to start, or would be so overwhelmed, they would never start, but not Cameran Hoover. He knew just what to do and how to do it. Keep reading below to find out what he did to become the fourth generation owner of this beautiful truck.

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1969 Ford Ranger – Rodney Reidt

Sometimes, we see a car or truck we just fall in love with and wish we could get a chance at owning it ourselves.

That’s how Rodney felt about a 1969 Ford Ranger he saw at the Drag Strip and car shows. One day, he found the opportunity to, well, read on and find out what happened, check out the pictures at the end.

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1954 Chevy COE Crew Cab – Eddie Dalton

We often hear of weddings taking place between a man and a woman, but, what do you get when you marry two cabs and a chassis that were never meant to go together?

Read on to find out what Eddie did and how he did it. The end result may surprise you and should definitely impress you!


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1968 Chevy Camaro SS – Gerrard Neep

I’m sure that you all have heard of Tasmania, right? I mean, it even has an animal named after it. I think I found that animal.

Read on, this very well may be the Tasmanian Devil, so, scroll down and read the article and see the pictures, if you dare!


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1970 Ford F100 – Trevor Dawson

So, you are in high school, 16 and own a truck, when you drive by another truck and realize that you just have to have that truck.

Well, what do you do?

Keep reading the article to find out what Trevor did. (Like it is a surprise, right?)

When you are done reading the article and checking out all the pictures at the bottom, make sure to leave a comment to let him know what you think.

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1966 Ford F100 – Joe Bond

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Standing under the truck on the lift, he casually looks at the lady walking into the garage.

“Hello, I’m looking for the owner of that 1966 Ford F100 on the lift your under” She says with a seductive smile.

He looks at her, a smirk on his face, “The names Bond, Joe Bond” He says, raising his wrench back to the bolt he was working on.” Maybe someday, I’ll give you a ride in her.”


Some of our favorite trucks have a story that transcends just buying it, throwing on some paint and going down the road.

Joe found and completely redid aspects of this 1966 Ford F100, using old and newer technology and parts.

Make sure to read the details and see what he did, then go to the end and check out all of the pictures. (There are a lot)

I have included some video links of his drag racing for you to see and hear, as well.

When you are done, let Joe Bond know what you liked and what you think about his 1966 Ford F-100 in the comments.


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1966 Ford F100 – Matt Stone

We’ll start out Matt’s project story at the beginning, which was only a few months ago When he purchased this sweet ’66 Ford F100.

Follow along as we see what he got and what he plans! Make sure to check out the pictures below!

Don’t forget, stories on Current Projects get updated as often as they have something new, until it is a completed project, so keep coming back to see what else he has done!

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