Restoring classic cars often involves searching for parts that have not been produced in decades. Sometimes you get lucky and that part you need is reproduced or an online search reveals a new part that has been sitting on the shelves for years. But oftentimes, some parts are not available; this is especially true on uncommon makes and models. In these circumstances often the solution is to find a similar part on a different year, make or model of car. Another option is to recreate the parts you need, as Mark Simpson did recently when he needed a new wire loom for his project ’57 DeSoto. Using an assortment of products he picked up at a local hardware store, he successfully recreated this wire loom using a piece of copper pipe and a few cans of Plasti-Dip. Using these same molding processes and a little time in the shop, countless other parts can be recreated for your classic car.
Brent Ackley suggests using a windshield removal tool for windshield molding clips if your project includes removing molding that you intend to keep. He demonstrates how the tool is used. It’s quick and easy and there is no damage to the molding using this tool.Watch Now >>
If you have ever gotten a bolt stuck in your classic car, you want to know how to use an EASY OUT. Brent Ackley shows you the slow, deliberate process so you can avoid making the expensive and time-costly mistake of having to repair a broken bolt. See how this technique helps avoid the need to…Watch Now >>