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Beauty Under the Skin: Pontiac Chassis Clean Up

Beauty Under the Skin: Pontiac Chassis Clean Up

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
There are other options available other than a $50,000 frame-off restoration. For many collectors a more practical alternative is cleaning up, rust-proofing, and painting as much as possible. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 7

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 7

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
We pulled the engine to look things over...we've got to get this Buick to give up smoking …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 6

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 6

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Time to make sure that the gas tank is in proper condition. …keep reading

Controlling Noise and Heat in Your Classic Car

Controlling Noise and Heat in Your Classic Car

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
To make your classic car more enjoyable to ride in, you want to reduce noise and heat as much as possible. Here's some information that might help when considering automotive insulaton. …keep reading

"Pipe by Numbers" to Properly Route Brake Lines

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
We were concerned about making brake lines for the '61 Daimler SP-250 we've been restoring. Fabricating the "pipes" wasn't the problem; knowing what "pipes" to fabricate was. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 5

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 5

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
After our little mishap described in Part 4, it was time to dig in and make sure that didn't happen again. …keep reading

A Spectacular Exhibit of Art Deco Cars

A Spectacular Exhibit of Art Deco Cars

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Second Chance Garage decided it was time for a road trip, and what better trip to take than to Nashville, TN to see the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' exhibit of Art Deco cars, titled "Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles". …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 4

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 4

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
This Buick Journal entry discusses replacing the headliner, upholstery, and some serious unpleasantness. …keep reading

Abrasive Blasting Cabinets: Blasting Parts from the Past

Abrasive Blasting Cabinets: Blasting Parts from the Past

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
If you're going to be cleaning more than just a few parts, a blasting cabinet is a necessary tool for your garage. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 3

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 3

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Time to make the "Old Girl" pretty again. I wanted to drive the car while doing these projects, so the first thing I decided to tackle was redoing the '37 Buick's woodgraining. …keep reading

Car Restoration Costs Broken Down

Car Restoration Costs Broken Down

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
The first question a typical restoration shop gets is "How much is it going to cost?" TLC Restorations shows how they answer it. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 2

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 2

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
We needed to go a little further before we could get our Project Buick up and running. …keep reading

Want a gem of a show car? Follow Diamond Dave's Tips

Want a gem of a show car? Follow Diamond Dave's Tips

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Dave Collard operates Diamond Dave's Detailing and he been doing car detailing for a long time. Here are some suggestions on how the do-it-yourselfer can get better results. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 1

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 1

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
This is the first installment following the restoration of Chris Ritter's 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe. …keep reading

Electrical Connections: The Importance of Soldering

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
How many times have you seen classic cars that wouldn't start, and the culprit is a bad electrical connection? Here are some thoughts as to how to prevent this from happening to you. …keep reading

Sweating the Details on a Camaro Redo

Sweating the Details on a Camaro Redo

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
The bottom line when it comes to car restoration is that it is your car and you can do with it what you want. Some people want to rebuild the car to a level of perfection never seen before, others want to modify to suit their tastes. Then there are those who want it to be exactly as it came from the factory …keep reading

Cars Built in Virginia: Dawson, Coffee, Virginian, Piedmont, Robe and Kline Kar

Cars Built in Virginia: Dawson, Coffee, Virginian, Piedmont, Robe and Kline Kar

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In the early, feverish days of American car development, it seemed as though every small machine shop or carriage builder had an idea or two about building a better car. Most states boasted several or more such wannabe auto manufacturers, and Virginia was no exception. …keep reading

Restoring Plastic Headlight Lenses

Restoring Plastic Headlight Lenses

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
With cars of the '80s and '90s now becoming of interest to classic car restorers, we take a look at restoring hazy plastic headlight lenses. …keep reading

1961 Chevrolet Apache Pick Up Restoration Finale

1961 Chevrolet Apache Pick Up Restoration Finale

Feature Articles - By Patrick Smith
Our final installment on the restoration of a 1961 Chevrolet Apache Pickup. …keep reading

Storing Your Classic Car for Winter

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
It's that time of year when we need to be thinking about storing our classic cars for winter …keep reading

Radebaugh: Illustrator of Future Cars

Radebaugh: Illustrator of Future Cars

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Arthur Radebaugh's interpretation of the future of automobiles put him in a league of his own. Some liken him to other futurists such as H.G.Wells, Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov …keep reading

Fixing a Pane in the Bottom

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
On our first spring ride of a 1953 Pontiac Catalina a few years ago, the car hit a bump and the door glass fell to the bottom of the door. Oops! …keep reading

1961 Chevrolet Apache Restoration: Part 2 - Box Repairs and Some History

1961 Chevrolet Apache Restoration: Part 2 - Box Repairs and Some History

Feature Articles - By Patrick Smith
A brief history of the Apache project along with reporting on some work to the pickup box …keep reading

Clean Shop Specialist

Clean Shop Specialist

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
We all enjoy working in our garage when everything's neat and tidy. We also know how easy it is for things to turn into messy chaos. Here's a look at how one person keeps things under control …keep reading

1961 Chevrolet Apache Pick Up Restoration

1961 Chevrolet Apache Pick Up Restoration

Feature Articles - By Patrick Smith
In this series of articles we'll follow the restoration of a 1961 Chevrolet Apache pickup truck. …keep reading

Is Your Collector Car Ready to Hit the Road?

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
No one wants to be stranded by the side of the road. Breakdowns not only can be expensive, but they can take a lot of the fun out of cruising in your old car. Here's something to consider before hitting the road with your classic car. …keep reading

A Story of Two Pontiacs

Feature Articles - By Bill Flitcraft
An interesting comparison of old vs. new. …keep reading

More Miles Per Gallon Per Classic Car Show

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Don't let pricey gas ruin your hobby this summer. Here are some tips to help improve the fuel economy of your classic car …keep reading

Where Did Naugahyde Come From?

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Naugahyde was the material of choice for automotive interiors during the 1950s and 1960s. …keep reading

Restoration made easy: Drop Kicking a Droplight

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
As useful as trouble lights can be in your garage, they can also be a pain in the neck. Here's a better solution. …keep reading

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