If you’re going to restore a classic car or just maintain one, you’re going to need some basic shop tools to get started. Mark Simpson discusses the car restoration tools you need to get started and some helpful advice for selecting the “right” tools.
George Vondriska pops the hood on Brent Ackley’s 1966 Buick Skylark to take a look at its 225 V6 engine and talk about what it means to be a shade tree mechanic, or someone who can learn to fix some of the problems in a car’s engine with the basic tools they have lying aroundWatch Now >>
There are times when drilling holes you simply can’t afford to have metal shavings falling onto painted surfaces or into places the shouldn’t be. Mark Simpson demonstrates this time tested machinist practice to keep the metal filings exactly where you want them.Watch Now >>
When it comes time to begin your restoration, assume someone else will be putting the car together and your job is to provide them with instruction on exactly how to do it. That way you’ll keep careful records of every part you removed and photos of it before you ever touched it. It’s easier thanWatch Now >>
A common problem when buffing out classic cars is wearing down the edges of the panels. Mark Simpson explains how to make this type of car panel painting repair, from surface preparation to masking tips to applying a new finish. Knowing what to do and the proper steps to take will make these types ofWatch Now >>