• Gauge Plastic Restoration
    10:35

    Restoring the plastic lenses on your instruments is an easy way to brighten the appearance of your dash. Mark Simpson shows how to properly sand, polish and repaint this gauge plastic to like new condition, saving you hundreds over buying new original dash plastic.

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    14:50

    Plastic parts on classic cars are prone to breaking and often unavailable in reproduction. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to strengthen and make repairs to vintage parts to give them a new look at a fraction of the price of reproduction or N.O.S. parts.

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  • How to Use a Bead Roller
    12:20

    When fabricating sheet metal parts using a bead roller can add strength to the panels and return new parts to a factory look. Join Mark Simpson in this introduction to beadrolling as he demonstrates how to use a bead roller to roll flanges and beads.

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    6:26

    Much of Salvage yard etiquette involves simply using common sense in how you conduct yourself in the yard. Join Mark Simpson on a visit to Rohners Auto Parts in Willmar, MN as he reviews many of the common courtesies we should use in the salvage yard.

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    4:24

    Every “die-hard” classic car enthusiast has their favorite places to hunt for parts. Mark Simpson shares one of his secret “honey holes” with a visit to Rohners Auto Parts in Willmar, MN. Join Mark as he explores a variety of old cars from 70’s vans to vintage Oldsmobile’s to early 40s Fords, this salvage yard… Read more »

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  • Plasti Dip Molded Parts
    15:18

    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… Read more »

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  • Engine Detailing Tips
    27:40

    The difference between a good restoration and a great restoration is often the attention to detail. Bob Wilson of RJ Restorations shares some of his secrets in recreating original stamps, marks and inspection labels. While restoring the engine compartment on this low-mileage ‘71 Boss Mustang factory test car, Bob gives us an inside look at… Read more »

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  • How to Install Rivets
    4:05

    Knowing how to correctly install aircraft quality rivets, is an important skill for any classic car restoration enthusiast. These rivets are commonly used on cars from the 1930s to today, and are available in a variety of sizes material types. Bob Wilson of RJ Restorations demonstrates the step-by-step process to install replacement rivets.

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  • Car Safety Inspections
    14:07

    Enjoying your car on the road and at car shows is why we build them; while it’s important they look good, it’s more important that they are safe to drive. Mark Simpson takes us through the key components of a car safety inspection and important safety features you should be incorporating.

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