Monthly Archives: February 2017

Rust Repair Shop

Glen Thomas of Poor Mans Restoration Shop in Mobile Alabama. Phone 251-605-1545


Poor Mans Restoration Shop repairs and replaces floorboards, trunks, rocker panels, inner pannels and all bodywork
needed for a full restoration or we can block out and have your project ready for painting. Or, we can restore to completion your cars and trucks and have your restoration project a rolling success!

Rust Repair Services by Poor Mans Restoration. Call Glen Thomas at 251-605-1545

Rust Repair Services by Poor Mans Restoration. Call Glen Thomas at 251-605-1545

If you’re getting your project restored or having a custom car built, you should expect affordable, high-quality and timely work. I’ve heard countless stories of customers coming from other places having to wait six months or more to get the restoration started, parts to be installed, or endless delays of acquiring replacement parts and often at a cost of three times or more than it should be!

When you decide on the degree of restoration that’s perfect for you taking into consideration the project’s  intended purpose, budget and overall quality level, I will provide you with an estimated timeline from start to install to finish.

Three weeks to three months should be expected from time of delivery – some repairs take more time of course. You might have to wait a couple of weeks for a unique trunk or floor pan if it is a special order, or if there are unplanned repairs, or if the project needs custom made parts like rocker panels, etc. But I will always aim to figure out what timeline to expect from the very beginning so you will know when your project can get on the road.

Give me a call. Let’s talk about your project and see if we can get rolling.

Glen 251-605-1545


Classic Auto Rust Repair

Rust repair on classic vehicles is at the top of the list of requested auto restoration services at Poor Mans Restoration. We get calls from all over the state of Alabama and beyond and are often told that the caller’s local shops do not want the work. Why would this be the case? Rust repair is a very time consuming task and most auto body shops cannot profit from these jobs. In order for you to find a professional rust repair shop you will probably discover you will have to find a shop that acknowledges rust repair as just another part of the complete job – a shop like an auto restoration shop – just like Poor Mans Restoration.

Classic Car Rust Repair | Poor Mans Restoration | 251-605-1545

Classic Car Rust Repair | Poor Mans Restoration | 251-605-1545

We at Poor Mans Restoration have been restoring classic vehicles for well over 20 years. Most of the workers in our shop grew up together fixing up old cars as teenagers. Over the years we have each taken on a speciality – some do engine rebuilds, a couple of the old gang do the painting and so on. But we all tackle rust. Having worked together for so long we each know what the other worker is capable of and we also know the quality of work we must each perform before the next expert can do his or her job. Yes, we have gals as well as guys working on most projects.

Poor Mans Restoration performs rust repairs, dings, glass replacement, customization, rebuilds, partial restorations, frame-up restorations and more. We never send a customer away if at all possible.

We are growing. We are now in the process of moving to a new area of town with enough acreage to expand the shop to three times its present size. That means you can get your project to us much sooner than ever before and we will have room for the whole gang to do their thing on a larger number of vehicles.

If you need rust repair for any vehicle or have a complete restoration in mind, give me a call at 251-605-1545. We can exchange comments and pictures and then you will be better informed as to how to proceed with your project. Also, we can pick up and deliver your vehicle in most cases.

I wish to thank the many customers that have made our success and growth possible. I am sincere in saying that comes from the bottom of my heart. Thank you very much!

Glen Thomas