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

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