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

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