• 32:31

    Understanding Automotive Spray Guns

    There are many steps to any complete classic car restoration but perhaps the most time consuming and expensive is completing the body and paint work. Likewise there is no greater aspect of the restoration where you can save a few dollars and have the pride of knowing “you did that”, not to mention knowing it’s…

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  • 0:59

    No-Cost Axle Puller

    You can never have enough tools, but if you’ve been restoring cars long enough you have most of what you need. But for those starting out or building cars on a limited budget the key to building cars is to make the most of what you do have. This same scenario applies when you are…

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  • 27:30

    Rear Coil-Over Shock Conversion

    Many Classic Car Enthusiasts are not purists when it comes to building and restoring their cars. Often these adventurous souls seek to improve the performance, handling and safety of their cars but without drastically altering the cars original appearance. The number one modification many consider is improving the cars braking system but number two on…

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  • 6:31

    Classic Car Swap Meet Strategies

    For most of us, restoring a car or truck will involve quite a bit of time spent looking for parts. Certainly online auctions and classified sites have made it much easier to locate parts, but sometimes the old ways are the best, waking up before dawn, standing outside the gate in the cool morning air…

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  • 6:09

    Build Safer Electrical Systems with Electrical Relays

    Electrical relays are essentially electrically operated switches. They have been used in a wide array of electrical systems for over 200-years. Early classic cars had little need for electrical relays and often even lacked fuses or circuit breakers. As cars became more sophisticated and the electric systems more robust, relays proved an effective means to…

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  • 40:26

    LED Lighting System Upgrades for an Early Ford Bronco

    The LED lighting system first made its appearance on semi-truck trailers and commercial applications, where traditional filament bulbs were prone to failure. They proved so successful it didn’t take long for the auto industry to take notice. First offered on high-end luxury cars, soon they became commonplace on virtually all new cars. United Pacific Industries,…

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  • 8:29

    Installing a Car Tire Inner Tube: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    The first tubeless tire was patented by Goodyear in 1903, and even though it was a great idea they did not become available on American production cars until 1954 when Packard introduced them on their new models. Many classic cars of the 1950s and earlier used inner tubes and some cars and trucks used them…

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  • 11:37

    Install New Spark Plugs: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Before trying to start any classic car coming out of long-term storage it’s a good idea to inspect the entire ignition and electrical system, and replace spark plug wires if needed, change out the points and condenser and drop in a fresh set of spark plugs. Even though the car may have run just fine…

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  • 2:14

    Building Your Own Sanding Blocks

    High-density foam sanding blocks are great for sanding filler and primer. However, they can get expensive, and the cost alone can have you second-guessing yourself when it comes to modifying them. Mark Simpson shares a great tip that will help you create custom foam sanding blocks at a fraction of the cost. Using simple hand…

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