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.
George Vondriska teaches you how to install two types of tire pressure monitors that will help you save your classic car, your money and possibly even your life. These are quick, simple fixes that screw on to the valve stems of the tire that you can buy at almost any car store. See how easy…Watch Now >>
George Vondriska and Brent Ackley give you a brief rundown of the 1956 Chevrolet 150 that Brent brought into the shop for a complete auto repair. Before they get started on fixing up the classic car, the guys talk about some of the specifications of this model and discuss a few of the cost-effective ways…Watch Now >>
Add the finishing touches to your full car floor installation with Craig Hopkins. He tells you that the plug welds don’t necessarily have to be ground down, but if you’re going to what tools to use. He uses a cut off wheel with a 3/8th wide rock and 3 inch angle grinder with a 36…Watch Now >>