Installing a new headliner in a classic car can seem a little intimidating to most car guys who are more comfortable with a wrench in their hand and grease beneath their nails. The process is actually relatively easy, and with a little time and patience most car enthusiasts can achieve professional quality results at a fraction of the price. Mark Simpson shows us the tools we’ll need to get the job done and the importance of reconditioning the hardware. While Hot Rod Builder, Gary Simpson takes us step-by-step through the process of installing a new suspended headliner in our project car. Every car is different but many of these same procedures will guarantee your success on Fords, Chevys and MoPars alike.
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Classic car upholstery will eventually need replacement. Hot Rod Builder, Gary Simpson, explains the need to remove all of the natural fiber materials and soft goods inside the car to rid the classic of that “Old Car Funk” smell. He also reveals how the materials inside the seat breaks down over time, making spring andWatch Now >>
George Vondriska and Brent Ackley explain how to put spark plugs back into the engine by finding the correct gap and gapping the plug. They also cover the diagnostics of a spark plug before putting it back into your classic car. They give multiple examples of bad spark plugs, discuss what is wrong with themWatch Now >>
Craig Hopkins and Randy Bolig take you through a classic car quarter panel removal process. First, they outline with a black marker what they are going to cut out of a 1969 Dodge Dart. Then they use a torch and brush to get lead out of the car, which shows them exactly where to cut.Watch Now >>
George Vondriska and Brent Ackley teach you step-by-step how to do a compression test for your classic car. They show how to check the compression of each cylinder whether you are by yourself or with a partner. After analyzing the range of your compression results, you will know whether your engine is in good condition,Watch Now >>