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Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage


Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

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The shop is small, but there's a large amount of inventory stored in it and some of it is rare stuff.

The shop is small, but there's a large amount of inventory stored in it and some of it is rare stuff.


Even the roof rafters hold rolls of fabric.

Even the roof rafters hold rolls of fabric.


More fabrics are stored under the workbench.

More fabrics are stored under the workbench.


"We do '40s cars, '50s cars and you name it, Kaschel pointed out. "We just did the seats in a 1965 Chrysler Imperial and they came out really nice. We've done everything you can imagine." Personally, she feels that cars like a 1920s Model A Ford are hardest to do. "The older ones are hard because you've got to rebuild everything," she explained. "There's no tack strips in them."

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Leslie Kaschel does pattern making and sewing and has been doing this work since she was 30 years old.

Leslie Kaschel does pattern making and sewing and has been doing this work since she was 30 years old.


Leslie knows what is on the shelves behind her and knows where to get fabrics she doesn't have.

Leslie knows what is on the shelves behind her and knows where to get fabrics she doesn't have.


Kaschel says that she and Temple are always interested in getting new customers, although their advertising is limited to local shoppers and newspapers, but she does have one novel approach to promoting new jobs. "I advertise in the church bulletin," she said. "We don't have a Website because I'm not good on the Internet, but I have been thinking about being online so people can Google us."

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