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Heath Elmer Restorations
Posted April 15 2009 07:30 PM by Johnny Hunkins 
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Heath Elmer Restorations

Heath Elmer has been doing restorations for years, and now has an informative website for prospective customers.


Heath Elmer has been doing restorations for years, and now has an informative website for prospective customers.

You’ve heard Heath Elmer’s name before. He’s worked most recently on PHR’s ’75 Laguna project. You’ll recall he designed all of Project Talladega’s graphics, and he fabricated the spoilers, hood vents, block-offs (quarter windows and headlights), and other NASCAR-inspired exterior trim. Before that, we’ve featured many of his creations in our car features. Heath always manages to stride that perfect line between new-age cool, and retro cool, all while managing things inside the customer’s budget.

Heath has a couple of obtuse automotive obsessions which work in his favor with those so inclined. He’s a closet Turbo Buick freak (which includes the infamous ’89 Turbo Trans Am), and he also has penchants for Mecham Trans Ams, and Shelby Mustangs. Heath has restored almost every make of American muscle car, and his customers keep coming back over and over. Updated classic muscle cars are, naturally, his stock and trade.

Unlike other shops, Heath does most of his work out of his family garage, choosing to do all of the work himself. This keeps the cost under control, and it keeps him in control of the project. This might prolong a project for most folks, but my experience is that once Heath takes on a project, he’s a man on a mission, and works all hours of the day, many times on nights and weekends. (He can’t help it, he loves doing it.) Another plus is that Heath rarely takes on more than one project at a time, thus insuring that it gets finished before another one is started. (Try finding another shop that will agree to do that!)

Speaking of having a unique approach, if Heath doesn’t like the project, he just won’t take it on. That suites his loyal customers just fine, because they almost always come to the conclusion that Heath’s vision for a project is better than what they originally had in mind. (We know that first hand with our Laguna.) When it comes to a bitchin’ looking street car, Heath “gets it.” OK, I’m gushing too much. Go over to Heath’s new website, and see what I’m talking about.

Source:
Heath Elmer Restorations
602-670-8880
www.heathelmer.com



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