• 8:11

    Secondary Under-Dash Gauge Installation

    From nearly the invention of the automobile, motorists have relied on gauges to give them direct feedback as to how their car was performing. As time went by, more gauges were added to provide a host of information, but by the 1960s, cars became more affordable. With buyers less concerned about reading gauges, they were…

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  • 55:14

    Installing A Glue-In Windshield

    By the late 1960s, most passenger cars were using glue-in windshields. They provided better seals, additional structural rigidity and increased speed of installation over their rubber mounted predecessors. But unfortunately many auto restorers are uncomfortable removing and installing an auto windshield, but that reluctance is often nothing more than being unfamiliar with the process. The…

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  • 34:11

    Windshield Inspection: Preparing the Glass Opening

    One shortcut some car restorers take is never removing the windshield or back glass during the restoration. But these areas can be prone to corrosion and nothing will create more aggravation than having rust start creeping out a couple years after you spent thousands to repaint the entire car. Old glass setting adhesives also give…

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  • 18:15

    Removing a Glue-In Windshield

    Early automobiles and trucks often had windshield glass mounted in frames and secured to the car, but by the 1930s most cars began to have the windshield mounted in a rubber gasket and secured in place by the interior trim panels. As car designs evolved, the introduction of the glue-in windshield became common practice by…

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  • The Right Tools to Remove Windshield Trim

    We are all prone to taking shortcuts from time to time, whether it’s a quicker way to drive or simply get things done. But when it comes time to restore a classic car, some shortcuts can cost you time and money in the long run. Most frequently, the items on cars that get the shortcut…

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  • 4:52

    1956 Ford F100 Built in Memory “For Dad”

    Sentiment. It can be a good reason and sometimes a bad reason for restoring a classic car, and over the years I’ve seen countless examples of both. The bad is when a loved one passes away before their dream car project has been completed, but the project requires intensive amounts of work to complete yet…

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  • 8:17

    Father/Son Classic Car Projects

    Every classic car enthusiast has a story of their connection to the hobby, and for many, the story begins at home assisting their father or an older sibling making car repairs or modifications. There is no shortage of father/mother and son/daughter duos at many classic car events, and in large part, these traditions are what…

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  • 4:01

    Grampa’s 1929 Model A Hot Rod

    Since the birth of the automobile in the late 1800s, car owners have sought to make cars go faster. This led to stripping away any unwanted weight including fenders, running boards, seats, etc. and increasing the engines performance. This quest for speed gave birth to what we know today as the Hot Rod. Fords were…

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  • 7:05

    MHRA Rod Shop – Car Repair

    The Michigan Hot Rod Association is an alliance of seven car clubs; one of their missions is to help fellow car enthusiasts get running again when the unthinkable happens and their car breaks down while attending an event they are at. This volunteer group of dedicated car guys have been helping get rides on the…

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