• 3:56

    Front Suspension Rebuild – Overview

    While production automobiles have been offered with independent front suspension for over 100 years, the style and configuration of the various components has continued to evolve. It’s true that many early models used a beam style axle, but this was largely a hold-over from the time cars resembled little more than the carriages that inspired…

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  • 4:32

    Getting Started with Body Restoration

    No one is born with the skills to restore a Classic Car, but rather they are gained over trial and time. But there’s no argument we all started in the same place. Mark Simpson discusses with Terry Wright what it takes to get started in the hobby and be successful at it. It begins with…

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  • 4:24

    Classic Car Circuit Breakers

    Every classic car electrical circuit and the components it serves must be protected by a fuse or circuit breaker. This ensures that if there is a fault in the circuit, it will not result in a ruined component, or worse yet, an electrical fire. But cars built in the 1950s and earlier often do not…

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  • 4:53

    Plugging a Tire

    Any time your car breaks down on the side of the road it can be an uneasy situation, but when it’s your classic car it seems a little worse. Classic cars draw a lot of attention and the thought of leaving it on the side of the road adds to the stress. Most flat tires…

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  • 3:20

    Water Pump Packing: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    We’ve all come to expect that various components on our classic cars require routine maintenance, but on early classic cars the maintenance schedule includes several items we’ve come to take for granted on more modern classics. One item that requires more care on older classics is the water pump. These early water pumps worked well…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 4:10

    Custom Autosound

    Adding modern sound to classic cars used to involve cutting up pristine factory dashboards to get everything to fit. But thanks to manufacturers like Custom AutoSound upgrades have become a lot easier. Dennis Gage is joined by Ryan McDonald of Custom Autosound as they discuss the many audio solutions including hidden audio systems that can…

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