Technical Q&A for Classic Cars

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Stopping Rust on a Rambler

Q. I’m trying to revive a 1971 Rambler Rogue. This car was sprayed twice and every time the rust pulls through the paintwork. I started to do it myself and removed all the paint and took the car down to metal. I’ve used acids to remove the rust but it just comes back again, because…

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Detailing a Cutlass

Q. I have just about finished my 1971 olds cutlass supreme. This is a convertible with 350 4barrel numbers matching car. During the restoration the decals in the engine compartment were removed from the car. I need a picture or some help in the location and type of decals that the car would have originally…

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Locating Parts for a Caprice Classic

Q. Can anyone help with finding part cars or parts like seats for a 1974 Chev Caprice Classic? Mine is a convertible, but think hard top is the same and I don’t know what years or models are the same please help. A. Second Generation (1971-1976) Caprice’s share many of the same components. Although year-to-year…

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How to Remove Rusty Bolts

Q. I am having a tough time removing rusted bolts on a total restoration project. Can someone offer a lead on removing them? Thanks! A. This is a question every car enthusiast has asked themselves. “What is the best way to remove rusty bolts?” Basically there are two tried-and-true methods for unbolting rusty fasteners: penetrating…

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