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Gerald and Sons Restorations Trusts LeBaron Bonney for Quality and Fit

Gerald and Sons Restorations, in Nappanee, Indiana, is a LeBaron Bonney Authorized Installer. We spent time with company owner Gerald Hochstetler discussing his business. Q: How long have you been in business? A: Since 1981 Q: What services does your shop offer? A: We offer “ground up” restoration services, primarily for Model A’s and ’32 Fords Q: How did you get into this business? A: It started as a hobby – I always liked antique cars. I bought my first Model A in 1979 or 1980, and did restoration work on it. Now I do restorations for other people. Q: What do you like most about your business? A: I like that I can work at home with my family – my son and I do the restoration work. It’s a labor of love. I like that we can fulfill customer needs, and it’s very rewarding when we finish the project.. Read More

Hampton Coach Interior Installation in a 1948 Chevrolet

Tony Zauhar is restoring his 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aero Sedan, and as part of the process is replacing the interior with our Hampton Coach Interiors kit. Tony was kind enough to spend time discussing the process. Q: How long has your interior been in installed? A: I’m actually in the process of installing a Hampton Coach Interior myself Q: What upholstery components are being installed? A: Basically, I’m doing the whole interior – seats, door panels, rear side panels, carpet and headliner Q: How did you hear about Hampton Coach? A: I had heard great things about Hampton Coach for years. Also, I had previously installed a LeBaron Bonney Interior in an older Ford I owned – and the outcome of that installation was excellent. Q: What was the main reason you purchased your interior? A: The original interior was very aged and needed to be replaced. I want to.. Read More