Blog articles for category: Restoration Tips

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Convert your car’s drum...

January 8, 2015

When converting drum brakes to disc brakes it can be a challenging process. The job requires experience under the hood and overall knowledge of how thing work. Also you will need quite a few tools. If you feel confident then go for it. Follow these simple steps and you’ll convert the vehicle, piece of cake (maybe 1/2 a cake)…1. Getting StartedLocating the master cylinder of your car...    Read more »

Winter Battery Storage Tips

October 1, 2014

Here are some tips for storing your car battery this winter.    Read more »

Personalizing Your Medium Size...

August 26, 2014

Customizing Your Truck 101 America’s love affair with the pickup truck and truck modification began in 1918, when the team of William Durant (founder of GM) and Louis Chevrolet introduced two Chevrolet pickup trucks. The first,the half-ton 490 Light Delivery, was a modification of the Model 490 passenger car. The second was the Model T One Ton, a heavy duty version of the Model FA passenger...    Read more »

The ’57 Chevy Bel Air -...

June 20, 2014

The ‘57 Chevy Bel Air - A Classic Car Icon When it comes to classic cars, one of the most iconic is the ‘57 Chevy. From its shiny chrome front end to its distinctive pointed tail fins, the ’57 Chevy holds a unique position in automotive history. For the 1957 model year, Chevrolet’s plan was to introduce a dramatic new look to replace the “shoebox” style of...    Read more »

Building a Classic Car from...

June 20, 2014

Classic Car Restoration from the Ground Up True restoration returns a classic car to its “as first sold” condition, using only original parts. The process can be time consuming and costly depending upon the age, make, and model of the classic car, but true restoration adds significant value to your dream car. Restoring a classic car from the ground up is accomplished in 2 phases:...    Read more »

Building the Car of Your...

April 10, 2014

Factory Original Classic Car Restoration When it comes to classic car restoration, factory original means just that. The vehicle remains exactly as it was when it first rolled off the assembly line. Unfortunately, factory original only exists at the end of the assembly line. In fact, factory original is, literally, no restoration at all. From a totally purist point of view, ANY changes to ANY...    Read more »

Baby Love: A Guide To Classic...

January 20, 2014

Classic Car Maintenance – The Basics – Doing it All for My Baby Classic cars, like classic tunes, hold a special place in our hearts. While most car owners care about their vehicles and make routine maintenance a priority, the relationship between classic car owners and their cars is more of a love affair than a simple matter of ownership. Classic car owners are totally obsessed with...    Read more »

Five Great Choices for Muscle...

January 17, 2014

Live the Dream with a Muscle Car Restoration From the moment muscle cars roared onto the automotive scene in the early 1960’s, it was love at first sight for America’s baby boomers. Overflowing with the exuberance and invincibility of youth, young America immediately adopted the muscle car as the symbol of its generation. Cruisin’ became a social event and victory in the quarter...    Read more »

Classic Car RestoMod

November 19, 2013

Restomod - The Classic Car You are the proud owner of a Classic car. Your Classic Car is special to you and you love her just as she is … BUT… she could use a little help. Before you decide on what to do, you should ask yourself the following questions. Is your car classified simply as old, or is it truly classic, antique, or vintage? Do you want to use it or show it? Finally, do...    Read more »

Muscle Car Restoration

September 20, 2013

Muscle Car Restoration Part One - To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question More than any other group of classic cars, there is a certain mystique surrounding the muscle cars of the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Immortalized in song and story, the immense power and sleek styling of these rock stars of the quarter mile have guaranteed their place in history. Today’s classic car...    Read more »