• 7:57

    Southern California plays host to many notable personalities in the custom car culture. Dennis Gage pays a visit to Von Hot Rod an acclaimed pinstriper and hot rod artist. But more than just pinstriping “Hot Rod” also owned a Southern California Hot Rod Shop named Hot Rod’s Hangout. Dennis gets an insider tour of Von

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  • 3:47

    Weak rear control arms are a common problem for GM A-Body cars (Chevelle, GTO, Cutlass, Gran Sport). This problem is especially noticeable on high horsepower cars. For years the backyard garage solution was to add boxing plates welded to the open channel in the control arm, but times change and aftermarket control arms offer both

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  • 4:13

    Finding good quality parts for your classic car keeps getting easier, thanks in large part to quality manufacturers such as National Parts Depot. Classic Car Restoration Club guru Dennis Gage sits down with Rick Schmidt of NPD to check out their latest parts offerings for early versions of the Pontiac Tempest, LeMans and GTO. In

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  • 8:42

    While visiting New Jersey Dennis Gage takes a moment to enjoy Andy Wickenheisser’s latest gasser creation dubbed “Gas Bubble”. Andy’s 60s flavored custom borrows styling themes from gasser drag cars of the period as well as the bubble roof design popular on the 60s show car circuit with famous rides by Big Daddy Ed Roth

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  • 6:58

    Dennis Gage travels to New Jersey to visit Andy Wickenheisser and his 1961 Dodge Pioneer wagon gasser creation, know as “Bad Gas”. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, I-beam front suspension, zoomie exhaust, ladder bars, and blown 354ci Chrysler Hemi engine, Andy has faithfully recreated his custom ride with a nostalgic flavor. This is one

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  • 3:53

    Join Dennis Gage and Benny Lecompte of MMLJ Dustless Blasting as they examine the history of media blasting and the processes that have been created to remove rust yet avoid warping metal. They’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of soda blasting and the current best practices to achieve a “perfect surface.” They’ll also examine new

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  • 14:40

    Automotive battery technology continues to evolve, and the processes many of us have used to charge, re-charge and maintain our batteries have changed as well. Scott Parkhurst joins Mark Simpson as they examine how batteries and battery chargers have changed and proper battery charging. They’ll also discuss the pros and cons of Flooded, Gel and

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  • 15:06

    Automotive horns are notorious for not working after sitting unused for extended periods of time. Mark Simpson disassembles a non-functioning classic car horn and explains the various components, how they work and how to bring it back to life.

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  • 22:40

    Once the Oxy Acetylene torch was the tool every car guy grabbed for first and was a must have for any die-hard car enthusiast. Advancements in MIG and TIG welders, Plasma cutters and the like have diminished the need of this great shop tool. But the old gas axe still has its place in any

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