• 9:49

    Oil Change Tips: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    When bringing any car out of long-term storage it is important to change ALL the fluids, this includes the engine oil. Even if you installed fresh oil before putting it away, if it’s been sitting for more than a year the oil needs to be changed before ever thinking of turning the key. We commonly…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 12:15

    Emergency Items for the Road

    Ever wonder which spare parts you should be carrying in your classic car? Many parts for classic cars are unavailable or require a special order at most local auto parts stores. This is bad news if your car is stuck on the side of the road. In this video, Mark Simpson takes a look at…

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  • 5:43

    Custom Autosound

    We love to drive our classic cars, and while the classic car audio can seem nostalgic, on a long drive it can leave you yearning for more. For decades the solution was to simply pull out your old classic car audio and somehow fit a brand new radio into the factory opening. Many good dashboards…

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  • 3:47

    Control Arm Upgrade

    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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  • 3:58

    Self-Etching Primer

    The key to getting paint to stick to bare metal is all in the metal prep and using the right primers. Self-etching primer contains a mild acid that actually etches the bare metal to create a superior bond between the primer and the metal. Once the area is coated in self-etching primer, more traditional primers…

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  • 3:13

    Removing Decals From Car

    Removing decals from car and trim tape adhesives can seem impossible without damaging the underlying paint. Gary Simpson demonstrates how the process can be done safely and effectively using a tool known as an eraser wheel. Knowing how to use this tool properly will help you safely remove even vintage decals without scratching the paint.

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