• 18:15

    Removing a Glue-In Windshield

    Early automobiles and trucks often had windshield glass mounted in frames and secured to the car, but by the 1930s most cars began to have the windshield mounted in a rubber gasket and secured in place by the interior trim panels. As car designs evolved, the introduction of the glue-in windshield became common practice by…

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  • The Right Tools to Remove Windshield Trim

    We are all prone to taking shortcuts from time to time, whether it’s a quicker way to drive or simply get things done. But when it comes time to restore a classic car, some shortcuts can cost you time and money in the long run. Most frequently, the items on cars that get the shortcut…

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  • 4:46

    Rear View Mirror Replacement on an Early Mustang

    Building a high-quality restoration is all about the details, and one of those often overlooked details is the rear view mirror. But, there are few items on your classic car that you’ll look at more. We venture to RJ Restorations in Farmington, MN to visit owner Bob Wilson. It’s Bob’s relentless attention to detail that…

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  • 8:15

    Door Glass Removal

    Whether you’ve just bought your classic car or you’ve driven it a few decades sooner or later you’re going to need to remove or replace the door glass. Older classics with side safety glass are also prone to “fogging” around the edges as the glass delaminates from the safety plastic sheet, forcing owners to replace…

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  • 4:06

    Repelling Water with Ceramic Glass Coating

    Mike Phillips of Autogeek.com stops by the garage to visit Dennis Gage and demonstrate some great new ceramic glass coating that is designed to repel water. As with any surface enhancement product, its success depends on the correct preparation. Phillips demonstrates how to machine prepare the surface of the glass to achieve a surgically clean…

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  • 3:59

    National Parts Depot – Power Door Locks

    Rick Schmidt of National Parts Depot (NPD) joins Dennis Gage in the garage to explore some of the great products offered by NPD to add modern conveniences to classic cars while keeping your car looking completely like stock. Schmidt begins by exploring adding power door locks to almost any car, and continues with power window…

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  • 4:21

    Steele Rubber Sealing

    Sometimes there are few options when purchasing reproduction rubber parts for your classic car, and nothing is more frustrating than when they don’t fit right. Dennis Gage is joined in the shop by Matt Agosta of Steele Rubber, to review one of their newest offerings, factory correct door weather striping for early Camaros. Agosta goes…

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  • Windlace Installation
    15:34

    Windlace Installation

    New windlace installation is an important first step in reupholstering your classic car. Mark Simpson explains the importance of having good windlace and shows us the materials and supplies you’ll need to accomplish this job. Then classic car upholsterer Gary Simpson takes us step-by-step through the process of installation. Including, how to deal with unique…

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  • Window Seal Replacement
    22:05

    Window Seal Replacement

    Rubber gaskets, window seals, door bumpers, etc. often need to be replaced when restoring a classic car. On some models however, reproduction seals are not available. Mark Simpson demonstrates the process of reconditioning existing seals then goes through the process of creating a new back glass seal from available seal parts. After reconditioning the seal,…

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