• 3:09

    Windshield Washer Pump Rebuild

    It’s not uncommon at many car shows to see plenty of cars where the windshield washer pump no longer functions. Those tell tale signs of an inoperable pump include: missing hose lines, broken fittings and even the electrical unplugged. Thankfully, our friends at Original Parts Group, Inc. have all the correct reproduction parts to restore…

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  • 14:54

    Classic Car Gauge Repair

    Properly restored gauges and lenses can be easily overlooked when doing a complete restoration but with a little time, effort and the right parts your gauges can be made like new. Mark Simpson visits Bob Wilson owner of RJ Restorations to see first-hand the processes Wilson uses to build award winning restored classic cars. Bob…

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  • 4:42

    Spot Welder Setup and Safety Tips

    When it comes to welding sheet metal, we often think of MIG or TIG welding or even gas or stick welding, but the spot welder is equally as useful and a great addition to any restoration shop. Mark Simpson demonstrates the basic setup and discusses common safety tips and procedures.

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  • 3:37

    Molded Replacement Carpet Install

    Nothing freshens up the look of a classic car like installing new carpets. So when our project ’68 Chevelle returned to the street after spending some time as a dedicated race car, we knew a fresh carpet would help this car return to it roots as a die-hard street machine. A quick call to our…

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  • 17:25

    Dash Wiring and Circuit Boards

    Many car enthusiasts don’t give their wiring or electrical system a second thought, that is until it fails. On the other hand nothing makes a classic car owners heart sink faster than having their car dead on the side of the road. Mark Simpson joins Bob Wilson of RJ Restorations as they dig in and…

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  • 7:47

    1956 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible

    Car designer Virgil Exner had a vision for the 50s Chrysler Corporation cars, that they should look like they were going fast even when sitting still. He named this styling the “Forward Look”. Dennis Gage travels to Connecticut to take a closer look at John Cote‘s stunning Exner designed Desert Rose and White 1956 Chrysler,…

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  • 3:53

    Door Panel Removal

    Door panel removal is essential to servicing both the door panel and the door mechanisms. But doing it properly will ensure nothing is damaged in the process. Join Mark Simpson and Ross Kiehl in the shop as they remove the inside door handles and door panel on our project 1968 Chevelle. Using the right tools…

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  • 35:37

    Installing an Electric Emergency Brake

    Many classic and specialty cars don’t have the best parking / emergency brakes, and on many custom and street rod builds it gets left out completely. Our ’57 DeSoto is no exception as the parking brake for many early Chrysler Corporation cars was simply a small drum on the tail shaft of the transmission. In…

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  • 5:19

    Crimping on New Battery Terminal Connectors

    Whether you’re relocating your battery, making custom length battery cables or powering up a huge audio amplifier in the trunk, knowing the right way to cut and crimp large electrical cables will ensure your new upgrade will work as you intended. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to cut copper cable and crimp on new battery terminal…

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