Chevrolet 6400 Farm Truck at Manns Restoration


This old Chevrolet 6400 stake side farm truck is sitting out behind the shop at Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO. They acquired the truck a while back and they have plans of making it into a shop truck. There have been discussions about possible putting a more modern chassis underneath it, or possible even making it into more of a suburban style vehicle. It will be a while before this project actually gets underway, but I thought the truck was worth checking out. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

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1957 Ford Thunderbird Restoration Nearing Completion

Another project is nearing completion at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri. The owner of this 1957 Ford Thunderbird has dreamed about restoring it for many decades and his dream is finally coming true. They still have a few finishing touches left to complete, but as you can see, it’s already beautiful. As usual, the guys at Manns have done an amazing job. Their work truly is second to none. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri.
Family owned and run, since 1939.

Manns Restoration – Classic Cars, Hot Rods, and Muscle Cars

I went to the open house at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO yesterday. They had a great turnout and as usual, there were tons of amazing cars on display. I was really just there to enjoy myself, but I decided to shoot a few pics and a little video while I was there. Manns has won numerous awards for their excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail. If you’re ever in the Festus, MO area, do yourself a favor and stop on by. They are an excellent group of people and you will immediately feel welcome. Thanks for watching, we appreciate it!

Filmed at Manns Restoration and Maintenance in Festus, MO

Painting Pontiac Trans Am GunMetal Gray Plasti Dip

We recently installed a new front bumper cover and ground effects on my son’s 1987 Trans Am. After the repair, the car was red and black, with a white bumper…so we decided it was time to paint it. We’re not ready for a show quality paint job yet, so we decided to go with Plasti Dip. Jordan cleaned, prepped, and painted the car entire on his own. In this video, you can see that it really is coming along well. I really like the gunmetal gray color. He also decided to remove the door moldings for a more clean and custom look. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!

1969 Mercury Marauder X100 429 V8 360 HP Manns Restoration in Festus MO


I found this Mercury Marauder sitting behind the paint shop at Manns Restoration and I thought you might like a look at it. These Marauders were essentially like a Luxury car with some muscle. These cars came standard with the 390 FE Series V8. This particular car is an X-100 Model, which means it’s packing the big 429 V8 with 360 horsepower. Inside, you’ll find a very comfortable interior and a very unique U-shaped shifter. This car is just in for some slight paint work to freshen it up. I hope you found it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

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Manns Restoration Shop Tour – Part 6 – Jaguar E-type 1957 Chevy Bel Air Hot Rod Classic Car


This is the sixth and final segment of our shop tour at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO. It was great getting to see their current projects and even pick up a few tips and tricks along the way. Everyone at Manns is high skilled and it’s a privilege to see how they do things. There will be many for videos from Manns coming up in the near future, this is simply the last of this particular series. We plan to continue to follow up on some of the projects that you’ve seen in this series. I hope you found the tour interesting…thanks for watching along!

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Special thanks to all the crew at Manns and to Stephen Dunsford, from Area Rides, for all his help as well.

Manns Restoration Shop Tour – Part 5 – Restomod Thunderbird Coyote Swap Hot Rod


In this fifth part of our tour of Manns Restoration, we get a look at a Restomod Thunderbird, an AMC Javelin, a Nine inch Ford Rear rebuild, and a special top secret restoration project. There are always plenty of interesting builds in progress at Manns, so you never know what you might see. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!

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Special thanks to the crew from Manns, for all their help during this series, and to my friend Stephen Dunsford, from St Louis Area Ride, for his assistance as well.