• 9:41

    Replacing Lower Control Arm Bushings

    Early automobiles most often used a straight beam front axle. This was a great solution for the time as roads were rugged and the beam axle was capable of taking a lot of abuse. As the roads improved and cars could be driven faster the solid beam front axle fell out of favor to independent…

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  • 2:57

    What to Look For at a Car Show

    For as long as there have been cars, there have been gatherings of car enthusiasts who appreciate those cars. As history has it, the first large car show was held in 1901, but car events and gatherings likely even predate that. Today local cruise nights and weekend car shows can draw hundreds of great looking…

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  • 7:12

    Removing/Installing Torsion Bars

    Although Chrysler Corporation was the first to roll out torsion bar suspension across its model lines in 1957, the idea of using torsion bars for steering/suspension systems started early in automotive history. Prior to Chrysler’s introduction into torsion bars other manufacturers that had previously used it either in prototype or production cars included: Citroen, Volkswagen,…

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  • 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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  • 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 car’s 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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