The club Restoration Shed is now operational and as such it is available to all members to assist in the maintenance and component restoration of Members vehicles.
The facility is very well equipped with a mechanical area, panel/metal area, upholstery area and a specialised wood, wheel making & hood bow area.
The mechanical area has two four post hoists and a raft of equipment such as an oil drain facility, transmission jack, engine lifter and many other items including a comprehensive tool store. Much of this equipment has been generously donated by Members and Sections of the club. Also included is a range of Penrite products that can be purchased, Tradesman coordinators are available to advise and assist members how to undertake work to their vehicle.
The panel/metal area is fully equipped with a raft of panel making equipment including rollers, benders, sheers, welding equipment, and a full array of panel beating equipment including a stretcher/shrinker and old school equipment such as swaging and edge rolling equipment etc. As with the mechanical area, a panel tradesman together with a sheet metal expert is available to assist members.
The upholstery area is equipped with sewing machines and tables, together with an experienced person to assist members undertaking upholstery work.
A lot of effort has gone into making the facility safe for members and as such, first aid equipment, a defibrillator and a wash station have been installed while first aid training has been undertaken and policies have been developed.
In attending the facility for the first time, members will be inducted and presented with a Members Handbook which outlines a range of issues such as safety, rules, evacuation processes etc.
To use the facility it is simply a matter of ringing the area coordinator who will discuss your job, make a booking and arrange your induction if you are attending for the first time.
The area coordinator & contact details are as follows:
Mechanical : Rod Vogel ph. 0456 020 002
Panel: Rob Calcott ph. 0412 629 228
Upholstery: Eddy Brown ph. 0417 986 594
Timber Bows & Wheels: Graham McDonald ph. 0418 910 841