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.
Craig Hopkins covers the three types of welding basics. He teaches you how to stabilize, distance, and consistently push the bead in a lap weld. For a plug weld, you will learn to start outside the circle and bring it in just licking the edges. Lastly, the butt weld will teach you to move the…Watch Now >>
Buying a car to restore may not be as stressful as looking for a new project car, but there are still important aspects to look for. Brent Ackley tells you what areas to examine to get the finished product you desire depending on how much money you want to spend and the amount of time…Watch Now >>
New valve covers on the El Camino have resulted in a plumbing change. George Vondriska explains this change. In this case, the oil fill cap on the El Camino acts as an engine breather. Learn what you may need to know if you have some re-plumbing to do.Watch Now >>