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Restoration Enthusiast

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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

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Feature Articles

Here we present classic car restoration articles that are of particular interest that do not necessarily fit into our other categories. They can range anywhere from how to set up your garage appropriately for the car restoration hobby to articles about gasoline or oil additives. All geared to the classic car restoration enthusiast.

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 27

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 27

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
We tend to our trunk lid, and head liner as we begin to wind down our 1937 Buick Restoration Project …keep reading

Detailing a Barn Find Car: Before and After

Detailing a Barn Find Car: Before and After

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Sometime restoration isn't the best answer. Careful detailing can go a long way to making a survivor car presentable. …keep reading

Tips on Adjusting Retractable Hardtops

Tips on Adjusting Retractable Hardtops

Feature Articles - By William J. Moreland
Originally published in 1959 this article gives you some info on how to adjust these unique contraptions. …keep reading

Safety in your Car Restoration Shop

Safety in your Car Restoration Shop

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
When discussing shop safety, we often only consider safety equipment. Here we want to look at the "culture" of safety …keep reading

Restoring the Looks of Your Classic Car Coil Springs

Restoring the Looks of Your Classic Car Coil Springs

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
There are right ways to do things and there are wrong ways to do things. And it isn't always clear which ways are right. …keep reading

Classic Car Quick Fix: Straightening a dented oil pan

Classic Car Quick Fix: Straightening a dented oil pan

Feature Articles
Here's a quick way to deal with a dinged-up oil pan …keep reading

Novel uses of ratchet straps in car restoration shop

Novel uses of ratchet straps in car restoration shop

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Ratchet straps are some of the handiest "tools" to have around a car restoration garage. Sometimes no other tool will do …keep reading

E-Z Chassis Kits give old trucks a 'second chance'

E-Z Chassis Kits give old trucks a 'second chance'

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Here's a quick way to mount old pickup truck bodies on a new chassis... Most of the work has been done for you. …keep reading

'Second Chance' Streamliner Sets 406.769 mph record

'Second Chance' Streamliner Sets 406.769 mph record

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Danny Thompson dusted off his father's Bonneville Salt Flats racer to break his dad's speed record …keep reading

Giving a Brake Cable the Right Look

Giving a Brake Cable the Right Look

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Success for your car restoration project oftentimes depends on attention to details. One of those details is giving your parking brake cable the right look. Here's one method for doing that. …keep reading