• 3:47

    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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  • 8:42

    While visiting New Jersey Dennis Gage takes a moment to enjoy Andy Wickenheisser’s latest gasser creation dubbed “Gas Bubble”. Andy’s 60s flavored custom borrows styling themes from gasser drag cars of the period as well as the bubble roof design popular on the 60s show car circuit with famous rides by Big Daddy Ed Roth

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  • 13:44

    The final step in most brake projects on your classic car requires bleeding any air out of the brake system. Mark Simpson demonstrates three common ways to bleed your brake system, including the gravity method, vacuum bleeding and the pedal technique. You’ll discover both the proper techniques on bleeding brakes and some helpful tips.

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  • 12:06

    You automatically assume when you purchase a classic car with a power brake upgrade, all the work is done, but that is not always the case. Sometimes the past owners have made choices that don’t really get the job done. When 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible owner Doug Sjogren stopped by the Classic Car Restoration Club

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  • 32:53

    Surface preparation is key to making any good paint job last, but it’s the color sanding and buffing that makes it shine. Mark Simpson demonstrates the process to properly color sand and buff a panel to a glass like finish. We’ll explore the types of sanding blocks to use, sandpaper grit selection, buffing pads and

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  • 10:24

    Most classic car aluminum trim pieces have an anodized finish. While this finish protects the surface from scratches and corrosion, it must be removed before and repairs can be efficiently made. Mark Simpson takes you through the process of safely stripping off the anodized finish without damaging the base aluminum.

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  • 10:03

    A common problem when buffing out classic cars is wearing down the edges of the panels. Mark Simpson explains how to make this type of car panel painting repair, from surface preparation to masking tips to applying a new finish. Knowing what to do and the proper steps to take will make these types of

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  • 11:37

    Many vintage cars use a heat riser tube from the exhaust manifold or intake to the carburetor to operate the choke mechanism. Because these systems rely on hot exhaust gasses to operate properly they are prone to failure over time. Adding headers or aftermarket carburetors can also make the use of heat riser tubes impossible.

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  • 22:22

    Auto manufacturers often used expensive equipment to staple rubber seals and automotive weather stripping to body panels. Mark Simpson takes us through the process of adhering rubber seals and the procedure to duplicate the original styled staples using stainless steel safety wire.

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