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Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage Classic Car Article Index

We cover a lot of different car restoration topics at Second Chance Garage - this article index gives you a pretty good idea of the subjects we cover.

Currently we have 561 articles to help you learn all you can about car restoration. The following is a complete index of all articles we've presented - listing the newest articles first. This index does not include Engine Specs or Photo Gallery pages.

  1. Putting the body back on a 1948 Chrysler - a scary task goes very well
  2. Car Restoration Tip 51 - Trouble Removing Snap Rings? Try This.
  3. 1957 Ford High Idle Speed
  4. Simple Speedometer Check
  5. How to Install Linoleum Flooring in Classic Cars
  6. 1954 Star Chief put Pontiac in the luxury car market
  7. Classic Car Auto Upholstery Series Part 3: Creating a Tonneau Cover for a Pick Up Truck
  8. Classic Car Auto Upholstery Series Part 2: Seams and Sewing Machine Accessories
  9. 1959 Edsel Governor Position
  10. Triumph TR6: Roadworthy Roadster for the 1970s
  11. Classic Car Auto Upholstery Series Part 1: Automotive Upholstery for Beginners
  12. Classic Car Accessory Trunks: Designing and Fabricating your Own Trunk - Part 3
  13. Students redoing Toyota 4Runner for SEMA
  14. Classic Car Accessory Trunks: Designing and Fabricating your Own Trunk - Part 2
  15. Dodge Truck Cartridge Lube Sock Filter
  16. Classic Car Accessory Trunks: Designing and Fabricating your Own Trunk - Part 1
  17. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 27
  18. Detailing a Barn Find Car: Before and After
  19. Tips on Adjusting Retractable Hardtops
  20. Car Restoration Tip 50 — Drop Light Improvement
  21. Safety in your Car Restoration Shop
  22. Restoring the Looks of Your Classic Car Coil Springs
  23. How to Adjust the Hood Lock on your Classic Car
  24. How to Easily Install High-Tension Springs on Your Classic Car
  25. Fast Idle Fix on 1958 Mercury
  26. Classic Car Quick Fix: Straightening a dented oil pan
  27. Novel uses of ratchet straps in car restoration shop
  28. E-Z Chassis Kits give old trucks a 'second chance'
  29. 'Second Chance' Streamliner Sets 406.769 mph record
  30. Product Review: The Car Capsule — Storing Your Classic Car in a Bubble
  31. The Art of MoToR Magazine
  32. Car Restoration Tip 49 — Caulk Caps
  33. How to Form and Flare Tubing Ends
  34. 1964-68 Buick Wheel-Bearing Adjustment
  35. Giving a Brake Cable the Right Look
  36. A Review of a Combo Lathe and Milling Head: Why would I want one?
  37. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 26
  38. Fixing 1958 Mercury Medalist Clutch Pedal Noise
  39. Auto Trimming is Becoming a Lost Art
  40. How to Repair Damaged Vinyl Soft Trim
  41. Turn Signals for Collector Classic Cars: Turnswitch S&M Electro-Tech
  42. Installing Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  43. Finishing Touches: Reassembly of Cowl Lamps
  44. The Right Method for Removing and Reinserting Studs
  45. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 25
  46. Overhauling the Sylphon Bellows Thermostat
  47. A Look at Seatbelt Planet's Seat Belt Re-webbing Service
  48. 1969 Chevrolet Turbo Hydra-Matic Mainshaft Change
  49. Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
  50. America's Packard Museum
  51. 1953 Mercury Gearshift Linkage Adjustment
  52. Protect-O-Plates Help Car Collectors Verify Facts
  53. June 1958 De Soto Factory Fixes: Clears Washer Nozzles
  54. Product Review: Muggy Weld Specialty Welding Products
  55. 1958 Mercury Accelerator Pump Stroke Adjustment
  56. 1950 Plymouth Condensation in Distributor cap
  57. Roamer: America's Smartest Car
  58. Old-time upgrade for your old-time car's king pins
  59. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 24
  60. 1964 Tempest Front Seat Adjustment
  61. Product Review: Duo-Mite Metal Bender
  62. Comet Six
  63. Towing Home a Touring Car
  64. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 23
  65. The History and Evolution of the Build Sheet Part 2
  66. Sweet Sixteen — Part 1: Cadillac
  67. Car Restoration Tip 48 — Rotary Tools and Bits
  68. Car Restoration Tip 47 — Small Tool Holders
  69. Seeing is Believing says Fluid Dynamics Expert
  70. The History and Evolution of the Build Sheet Part 1
  71. Luring You In
  72. Using a Timing Light on your Dual Point Ignition
  73. Restoring the Look of Wiring after Painting
  74. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 22
  75. Restoring a Zenith Stromberg Carburetor Linkage
  76. A New Approach to an Old Trick: Metal Stitching
  77. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 21
  78. Shinier-than-Chrome Wheels Roll into Aftermarket
  79. Organization Tips During Car Restoration
  80. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 20
  81. Tying Things Together with Tie-Down Straps
  82. Gas Tank Cleaning using Electrolysis
  83. Some Classic Car Gas Tank Repairs are Risky
  84. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 19
  85. Erskine - Part 2: Marketing and Model Changes of the Erskine
  86. Car Restoration Tip 46 - Paint Scoops
  87. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 18
  88. Car Restoration Tip 45 - Filler Spreaders
  89. A simple ATF leak fix cures Tempest owner's headache
  90. Erskine - Part 1: Studebaker's Erskine Six: the Little Aristrocrat of Motordom
  91. Dashboard Dissassembly System Uses Cardboard Dash
  92. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 17
  93. Simple Homemade Control Knob Bezel Removal Tool
  94. How to Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car
  95. So Just How Big IS the Car Restoration Industry?
  96. Carburetor Math
  97. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 16
  98. A Polyol Product used in Restoration: A Review of Kwik Poly
  99. Stout Scarab: Futuristic Travelling Machine
  100. Emotional Attachment Makes VW Restoration Worthwhile
  101. Rebuilding a Door Bumper: An Example of Machining Basics and Simple Casting
  102. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 15
  103. Banjo Lessons: Steering Wheel Restoration
  104. Salvaging an Ignition Rotor: When Parts Become Scarce and You Must Repair
  105. Welding Cast Iron: Repairing a Brittle Metal
  106. Exclusive Powdercoat Saves Unobtanium Pistons
  107. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 14
  108. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 22: Resto-Mod Sound Systems
  109. Making Acorn Nuts: The Pursuit of Excellence
  110. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 21: Convertible Tops
  111. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 13
  112. How to Use Threaded Rivets
  113. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 20: Upholstery
  114. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 12
  115. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 19: Wiring
  116. Classic Car Trailering
  117. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 11
  118. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 18: Assembly
  119. Losing Your Car in Unforeseen Circumstances
  120. Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 17 - Paint
  121. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 10
  122. Casting Tail Light Lenses
  123. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 9
  124. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 16: Sanding and Priming
  125. How to Touch Up Paint on Your Classic Car
  126. Driving a Ford Model A
  127. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 8
  128. Beauty Under the Skin: Pontiac Chassis Clean Up
  129. Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 15: Drive Train
  130. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 7
  131. 1946 Buick: Where the Fun Begins!
  132. Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 14 - Exhausts
  133. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 6
  134. Controlling Noise and Heat in Your Classic Car
  135. Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 13 - Crate Engines
  136. "Pipe by Numbers" to Properly Route Brake Lines
  137. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 5
  138. Restoring Instrument FacePlates for Your Classic Car
  139. A Spectacular Exhibit of Art Deco Cars
  140. Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 12: Choosing Tires for Your Resto-Mod
  141. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 4
  142. Abrasive Blasting Cabinets: Blasting Parts from the Past
  143. Reproducing Small Parts: A Quick Way to Make Patterns
  144. Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 11 - Suspensions
  145. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 3
  146. Car Restoration Costs Broken Down
  147. How to Replace the Trunk Handle on your 1948 Pontiac Streamliner
  148. Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 10 - Disc Brake Conversions
  149. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 2
  150. Want a gem of a show car? Follow Diamond Dave's Tips
  151. Wills Sainte Claire: A Car Ahead of Its Time, Part Three
  152. Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 9 - Trunk Restoration
  153. Restoration Made Easy: Simple Coil Spring Removal
  154. Wills Sainte Claire: A Community-Built Car, Part Two
  155. 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 1
  156. Electrical Connections: The Importance of Soldering
  157. Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 8 - Upgrading A Resto-Mod with Factory Goodies
  158. C.H. Wills: The Man Who Produced the Wills Saint Claire, Part One
  159. Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 7 - Bodywork
  160. The Columbia Car: Reliable, Simple to Operate and Ready for Action
  161. Sweating the Details on a Camaro Redo
  162. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 6: Metalwork
  163. Real World Ways to Tag and Flag Old Car Parts
  164. Rolling to Victory: U.S. Enlists Automakers in WWI
  165. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 5: Real Steel and Real Rust
  166. Cars Built in Virginia: Dawson, Coffee, Virginian, Piedmont, Robe and Kline Kar
  167. Restoring Plastic Headlight Lenses
  168. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 4: Removing Doors, Trunks, Gas Tank and Paint
  169. 1961 Chevrolet Apache Pick Up Restoration Finale
  170. Cadillac in the 'MadMen' Era: Advertising Mid-Century Luxury
  171. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 3: Interior Trim & Upholstery Removal
  172. Storing Your Classic Car for Winter
  173. HRG: A Gentleman's Racer
  174. How and Why of Cracked Distributor Caps
  175. Save Money With Do-It-Yourself Exhaust Pipe Repair
  176. Resto Mod Restorations Part 2: Chassis and Undercar Teardown
  177. Radebaugh: Illustrator of Future Cars
  178. Car Restoration Tip 44 — An Easy Way to Store Your Sand Paper
  179. Rauch and Lang Electrics: Cars of Social Prestige
  180. Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 1: Introduction
  181. Fixing a Pane in the Bottom
  182. 1961 Chevrolet Apache Restoration: Part 2 - Box Repairs and Some History
  183. SCG Classic Car Troubleshooting Checklist - Troubleshooting Engine Noises - Internal
  184. How Automotive Temperature Gauges Work
  185. Vent Window Regulator Rebuild
  186. Car Restoration Tip 43 - Keeping Those Parts in Order
  187. Automotive Paints - Just What Is This Stuff?
  188. How to Hacksaw
  189. Car Restoration Tip 42 - Thread Tapping the Right Way
  190. Classic Car Maintenance Made Easy: A-Frame Seal Reconditioning
  191. Clean Shop Specialist
  192. Cord: A Different Roadability
  193. 1961 Chevrolet Apache Pick Up Restoration
  194. Is Your Collector Car Ready to Hit the Road?
  195. A Story of Two Pontiacs
  196. More Miles Per Gallon Per Classic Car Show
  197. Earl Cars: Better Looking — Better Built
  198. Lady Auto Mechanics
  199. Chrysler Royal
  200. Restoration Made Easy: Simple fix for Steering Box Leak

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