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Ralph Ray Bill Borden
Joe Anthony Daluga Pam
 

Ralph Morey owner of Restorations Unlimited II has worked as a professional automotive restorer since 1968. He established Restorations in 1971. Ralph specializes in paint and body work. He has a passion for the preservation of antique and classic cars and their history. A 1931 Ford Model A five window coupe with a 1954 Cadillac engine and transmission was the first car he built in 1964 and still owns it. This was the beginning of his passion for old cars. When he was young Ralph worked as a mold maker for Monogram Models duplicating famous hot rods of that era. Throughout his career he has owned several antiques and classics including a 1935 Cadillac, a 1936 Cadillac, a 1931 Buick, a 1934 Ford, a Cobra replica, a Sebring MX, a 1939 LaSalle Coupe, a 1947 Chevy and a 1941 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe. Ralph says this business is demanding and challenging yet highly rewarding. Ralph is a member of many different national and local car clubs and often hosts club gatherings and tours at his facility.

 

Ray Morey has worked for his brother at Restorations Unlimited II for more than 40 years. Before joining Restorations Ray worked at Customs by Beaver where he learned the craft of restoring automobiles. When he was very young he apprenticed as a mold maker where he learned valuable machining skills. At Restorations Ray is the upholsterer, does panel fabricating, coach work, mechanical and electrical assembly and troubleshooting. Ray claims no two restorations are ever the same. There is always something new to learn and challenge your skills. He enjoys being a part of resurrecting pieces of automotive history. At age 15 Ray bought his first car, a 1940 Ford, and restored it. He has also owned a 1968 Corvette, a 1969 Corvette, a 1937 120 Club Sedan Packard and currently owns a 1907 Holsman Autobuggy Highwheeler and a1900 Mobile Stanhope Roadster. On his own time Ray enjoys working on and driving his brass era cars and is an active member and Senior Master judge for the Antique Auto Club of America (AACA). Ray has also judged at the Milwaukee Concours, the Barrington Concours and for MIRPA. Ray is a member of the Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA).

 

Bill Borden is a graduate of Wyo Tech and specialized in painting. He has worked for various companies doing collision repair and painting. Bill joined our ranks early in 2015 and is an excellent painter for our shop. He also helps with assembly and disassembly of the cars. Bill says he likes restoration work as opposed to collision repair because of the history and detail of the cars. In his off time he enjoys music, cooking and cycling.

 

Joe Mangano began his career as a painter in 1978 for a Chevy dealership. After working in body shops that wouldn't allow him to spend the time doing meticulous and perfect repairs, he realized he needed to work at a restoration shop where his talent and craft would be welcomed. He worked at a Corvette restoration shop doing body and paint jobs and then at a restoration shop specializing in muscle cars. RU2 is happy to have Joe as a member of the team doing body work, panel fabricating and painting. His talent and attention to detail is a perfect fit. When Joe graduated high school he bought a 1966 GTO which he still owns. He also owns a 1967 Nova SS and collects antique pedal cars and Strombecker slot cars. He and his wife camp in their motorhome.

 

Anthony Daluga, started with us in 2017. He is from Wisconsin and specializes in metal fabrication. Anthony became interested in cars hanging out at his Dad's car dealership. When he was 15 he was employed at an auto repair shop, working on farm equipment, semi trucks and cars. He stayed there for 8 years. Anthony wanted to get into metal fabrication so for 5 years, he apprenticed to learn chassis building, metal fabrication and tig welding. He had his own shop for 10 years doing all types of fabrication, mechanical and body work. Anthony came to us, tired of running all the jobs owning your own business and wanted to specialize in metal fabrication. His hobbies are his farm and his cars which are a 1936 Cabriolet convertible Ford, a 1935 Ford tudor touring deluxe, a 1968 Newport Chrysler convertible, a 1953 Chevy 210 Coupe, a 1963 SS Chevy Impala and a 1984 Chevy Malibu. We are pleased to have Anthony at Restorations Unlimited. He is a valuable asset to our shop.

 

Pam Hess is the office manager and secretary for Restorations Unlimited II, Inc. She takes care of handling accounts payable and receivable, ordering inventory and office supplies. Before coming to Restorations, Pam worked as an administrative/legal assistant. In her spare time she also owns a gift basket business to fulfill her creative side. Pam enjoys working close to home and with such artistic co-workers.

 

 
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