Classic Car Restoration Club https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:22:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://d2culxnxbccemt.cloudfront.net/car/content/uploads/2019/04/02122336/cropped-favicon_CCRC-32x32.png Classic Car Restoration Club https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com 32 32 It Started With A Torino https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/it-started-with-a-torino/ https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/it-started-with-a-torino/#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:55:32 +0000 https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/?p=190518 It all started when my son Adam was about 15 years old. He spotted a 1974 Torino while riding his bike in town and took pictures of it to show me… he really liked the car. When I saw the pictures I laughed and told him I looked at the exact same car the fall…

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It all started when my son Adam was about 15 years old. He spotted a 1974 Torino while riding his bike in town and took pictures of it to show me… he really liked the car. When I saw the pictures I laughed and told him I looked at the exact same car the fall before but passed on it because it didn’t have a rear bumper and had opera windows so I passed on it. (I was thinking about turning it into a Starsky & Hutch car) I told him we could go look at it and take it for a test run. It ran great and reminded me of how large my original car was and was all HOOD! (My first car was a 1974 Chevelle Malibu Classic that I bought from my mom).

We bought the Torino and have been restoring it for the past 4 years…. My son convinced me to buy my first car and decided it would be fun to have a car from the same year and have a Chevy/Ford rivalry going. So I found one reasonably priced online and flew into Washington State to buy it and drove it all the way back to Minnesota without an issue (except for a minor transmission leak)!

My son’s Torino is finally ready for paint and is getting painted the first week of August this year. In between this time we have also bought ANOTHER 1974 Chevelle, a 1975 Chevelle, a 1948 Chevy Fleet Master, and most recently a 1962 Nash Metropolitan! We are enjoying our time together taking them to car shows and working on restoring them together. We can’t wait to see my son’s car with a fresh coat of paint!

Attached is a collage of all 6 of our classic cars.

Jamie Jensen

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Windowed ’57 Sedan Delivery https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/windowed-57-sedan-delivery/ https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/windowed-57-sedan-delivery/#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:51:14 +0000 https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/?p=190514 I am in the process of restoring a 1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery, but not just any Sedan Delivery this is one of 17 ordered by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) that had glass on both sides rather than steel. I am currently finishing up the front end and hope to have it back on the…

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I am in the process of restoring a 1957 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery, but not just any Sedan Delivery this is one of 17 ordered by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) that had glass on both sides rather than steel. I am currently finishing up the front end and hope to have it back on the road soon.

Phil Brocato

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Master Guide to Winterizing Classic Cars https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/winterizing-m/ https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/winterizing-m/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2020 14:46:46 +0000 https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/?p=192916 Thanks for signing up for the Master Guide to Winterizing Classic Cars. Click any of the thumbnails below to watch the videos, or click on a new category to learn more about winterizing other types of vehicles! Make sure to bookmark this page for easy access as you follow along each day.

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Thanks for signing up for the Master Guide to Winterizing Classic Cars. Click any of the thumbnails below to watch the videos, or click on a new category to learn more about winterizing other types of vehicles! Make sure to bookmark this page for easy access as you follow along each day.




Day 1

Preparing Your Car for Winter Storage

Day 2

How to Keep Mice Out of Your Car

Day 3

Proper Battery Charging

Day 4

Battery Disconnect

Day 5

Classic Cars and Modern Fluids

Day 6

Yearly Brake System Maintenance

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Master Guide to Winterizing Classic Cars https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/winterizing/ https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/winterizing/#respond Mon, 05 Oct 2020 18:27:19 +0000 https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/?p=192726 Thanks for signing up for the Master Guide to Winterizing Classic Cars. Click any of the thumbnails below to watch the videos, or click on a new category to learn more about winterizing other types of vehicles! Make sure to bookmark this page for easy access as you follow along each day.

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Thanks for signing up for the Master Guide to Winterizing Classic Cars. Click any of the thumbnails below to watch the videos, or click on a new category to learn more about winterizing other types of vehicles! Make sure to bookmark this page for easy access as you follow along each day.




Day 1

Preparing Your Car for Winter Storage

Day 2

How to Keep Mice Out of Your Car

Day 3

Proper Battery Charging

Day 4

Battery Disconnect

Day 5

Classic Cars and Modern Fluids

Day 6

Yearly Brake System Maintenance


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Father/Son Drag Car https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/father-son-drag-car/ https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/father-son-drag-car/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:44:27 +0000 https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/?p=190502 Perhaps it did not start out in this direction but soon our Father/Son Project 1987 Camaro took on a life of it’s own as it was destined to be a Big Block powered drag car. Billy & Tommy Campbell

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Perhaps it did not start out in this direction but soon our Father/Son Project 1987 Camaro took on a life of it’s own as it was destined to be a Big Block powered drag car.

Billy & Tommy Campbell

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MG Midget On A Budget https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/mg-midget-on-a-budget/ https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/mg-midget-on-a-budget/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:40:32 +0000 https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/?p=190500 I recently picked up a 1972 MG Midget. I was looking to restore the car, although my budget for this project is around $5000. This little MG fit the bill as the body is in excellent shape for a 48-year-old car. Yes, it has a little rust on the trunk lid and lower rocker panel…

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I recently picked up a 1972 MG Midget. I was looking to restore the car, although my budget for this project is around $5000. This little MG fit the bill as the body is in excellent shape for a 48-year-old car. Yes, it has a little rust on the trunk lid and lower rocker panel right side, but nothing I can’t handle. I will be doing all the restoration myself, except for the paint. There are just some things better left to the pros I will leave to the pros.

Jim Moore

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Police Car Resurrection https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/police-car-resurrection/ https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/police-car-resurrection/#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 17:38:36 +0000 https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/?p=190498 I am the owner of a 1949 DeSoto police car. It even includes the light on top and the siren on the front fender. I plan to build it with a few hot rod improvements including a Dodge 241 Red Ram Hemi Engine. Thomas Dungan

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I am the owner of a 1949 DeSoto police car. It even includes the light on top and the siren on the front fender. I plan to build it with a few hot rod improvements including a Dodge 241 Red Ram Hemi Engine.

Thomas Dungan

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Martyn’s Mach One https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/martyns-mach-one/ https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/martyns-mach-one/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2020 21:15:59 +0000 https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/?p=186570 When I moved to the states (again), I set my heart on owning a classic car. The only way I could afford one was to buy a fairly sorry story and do it up myself. I always like 1969/1970 mustangs and saw one for sale in Wisconsin for not a lot of money which was…

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When I moved to the states (again), I set my heart on owning a classic car. The only way I could afford one was to buy a fairly sorry story and do it up myself. I always like 1969/1970 mustangs and saw one for sale in Wisconsin for not a lot of money which was right in the ballpark of what I wanted to spend. I put in a bid and won. Arranged shipping and waited.

While I was holed up waiting for the car to arrive I found out that it had been featured on cars in barns on the Internet. It is still there to this day under the Ford section. First page bottom left is the yellow 1970 Mach 1 Mustang that pulled up on the back of the trailer.

After some issues unloading (I didn’t know about the key locking out the manual transmission) we got it unloaded and I did a walk around. It was in a pretty sorry state. Frame rails were folding, engine was pulling the fenders in, holes in the floors, vinyl roof was peeling and I didn’t know what was underneath.

I pulled the engine to take a closer look and found the air cleaner had been left off when it had been parked. Judging by the plates it had been parked at least 15 years ago at this point. The engine was seized and on tear down, I could see why. One piston was having a bath from the water coming in.

Over the next ten years I have slowly chipped away at it. I have moved continents and taken the car with me. Somewhere along the way I decided it was going to be a circuit racer so installed a roll cage. I’ve rebuilt the engine and toploader. I’ve had to replace a large percentage of the bodywork. Basically everything from the floors forwards and backward.

I am currently wiring the car up ready for the first start in decades. Life got in the way at certain points but I’ve always come back to my 1970 Mach 1 Mustang.

Martyn Jones

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GMC Pickup Loyalty https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/gmc-pickup-loyalty/ https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/gmc-pickup-loyalty/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2020 21:14:35 +0000 https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/?p=186567 I’ve always owned GMC trucks from the first new vehicle I bought when I graduated college in 1981. About 19 years ago my son found me a 1961 GMC 1000 in St. Louis MO. I was born in 1961 and I’ve always liked the forward learning A pillars and the stance of the short bed…

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I’ve always owned GMC trucks from the first new vehicle I bought when I graduated college in 1981. About 19 years ago my son found me a 1961 GMC 1000 in St. Louis MO. I was born in 1961 and I’ve always liked the forward learning A pillars and the stance of the short bed step side for that year. My wife and I towed a trailer out there and picked it up and brought it back to Maine in 40 hours.

After driving it as an original survivor for a few years, I let her sit for a few years and eventually pushed her in the garage. 5 years ago, my wife asked me what my plan was for the truck. She suggested we fix her up and get her going again. What started as a simple build, turned into a complete frame off restomod and a yearlong build.

We ended up putting all new: Moser engineering 9″ rear-end, independent front suspension with coil overs from CCP, 4 wheel willwood disc brakes, mini tubbed the bed to fit 14″ of tread without cutting the frame, vintage air, shark gauges, Killduff lighting shifter, bucket seats, custom 2.5″ exhaust with Borla “S type” mufflers and electric cutouts from QTP, and a connect and cruise LS 376/480 and 4LE75 transmission from GM performance. The truck was painted Sea foam green with a white top to keep the nostalgic look. We named her “Raquel” after my mother.

Kristian Boehmer

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52-year Beetle Fan https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/52-year-beetle-fan/ https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/article/52-year-beetle-fan/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2020 21:13:27 +0000 https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/?p=186564 I have owned this 1968 VW Beetle since 1968 (52 years) it wears the original zenith blue paint it wore when it escaped the Wolfsburg Plant in Germany on March 22nd, 1968. The car also still has the original 1500cc 53 hp air-cooled rear-mounted engine with only 42,705 miles since birth. My Beetle even has…

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I have owned this 1968 VW Beetle since 1968 (52 years) it wears the original zenith blue paint it wore when it escaped the Wolfsburg Plant in Germany on March 22nd, 1968. The car also still has the original 1500cc 53 hp air-cooled rear-mounted engine with only 42,705 miles since birth. My Beetle even has the original spare tire and wheel and remains all stock except EMPI headers.

The original black leatherette interior is like new. I am sorry this car is not a restoration but thought it was worthy of sharing. Not many VW’s endured the elements this long without turning mostly to rust, I am pleased to have a birth certificate from the VW Museum showing it was shipped to NJ on March 26th, 1968 to Wilson Auto Imports in Easton, PA.

My beloved little Beetle is a true survivor indeed of precious endangered metals from the past.

Barry Dorshimer

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