About me, about the site

Taking old rusty junk & making it live again!


My name is John, and I’m the guy behind this site and the Old to New Restorations YouTube Channel.

About Me

I’ve been fiddling around, taking stuff apart and repairing it since I was young (to be honest, I was taking stuff apart long before I was any good at putting it back together again). My main focus as I got older was cars (I do most of my own mechanical work), but I’ve dabbled in a few other areas as well.

Mainly what’s been holding me back is lack of space: For a while, I had no workshop space at all and any work I did had to be done on the kitchen table.

work being done at kitchen sink
Or the kitchen sink.

I did get a garage eventually, but that was usually full of bits of car – not to mention a general lack of lighting or electricity.

garage full of stuff
Good luck working on anything in there.

All change now though! I’ve now got a new place with an actual outbuilding. It’s got mains electric and everything. At the time of writing, it needs a lot of work to make it properly usable, but it’s a start.

About The Site

This is basically the sister of my YouTube channel. There’s a lot to be said about watching these sorts of projects on video – I’m a big fan of it myself – but it’s tricky to go into as much detail about some things as I’d like without boring viewers.

So my plan here is to write up my projects alongside the videos, but will likely go into a lot more detail about certain things. I may also work on a few tutorials and showcase a few other sites, YouTube channels and so on.

Time will tell – it’s early days yet!