☰ MENU
Second Chance Garage
All About Car Restoration
☰ MENU
Second Chance Garage
All About Car Restoration

Car Restoration How-To, Cont'd.

Starter Restoration

How To
When checking over our truck project, we realized that somewhere down the line this truck will have to start. So we started on the starter. Got that? …keep reading

Cutting Safety Glass: I Can See Clearly Now

How To
Many older cars used flat glass for side and vent windows...cars with split windshields also use flat glass. Safety glass, with its clear plastic membrane between laminated glass presents its own special problems. The good news is that you can safely cut safety glass …keep reading

Upholstery How-To: A Complete Interior - Part 1

How To
A simple question at a car show has turned into a complete interior installation project. Join us as we work through our 1967 Jaguar XKE roadster interior step by step …keep reading

Steering Column Rebuild

Steering Column Rebuild

How To
Rebuilding the steering box and steering column on our 1952 Ford F-1 pickup restoration project is a pretty straightforward proposition. …keep reading

$80 Car Lift

How To - By Jim Honeywell
If you need space under that low-slung sports car that you just restored, Guest Writer Jim Honeywell's inexpensive lift might be the answer …keep reading

Upholstery 101: Part 2 - Re-Covering Seats

Upholstery 101: Part 2 - Re-Covering Seats

How To
The final article in a 2-part series, this article shows you how to finish up your re-upholstery project …keep reading

Upholstery 101: Part 1 - Seat Rebuilding

Upholstery 101: Part 1 - Seat Rebuilding

How To
First of a two-part article on restoring seats. This month, we discuss how to reconstruct the seat …keep reading

Paint Like a Pro with Spray Cans

Paint Like a Pro with Spray Cans

How To
For those times you don't want to fire up the spray gun and compressor...for those occasional small parts spraying jobs...you can still get the results you want with a spray can of paint …keep reading

Small Parts Spray Booth

How To
How to build our small parts spray booth that disappears when not in use …keep reading

Restoring Vintage License Plates

Restoring Vintage License Plates

How To
Most states (in the US) now allow the use of original license plates on collector cars. This article shows you how to get them back into original condition so that they'll be appropriate for your prized classic …keep reading

How to Replace Spark Plugs

How To
Even if you know how to do this, read on. It just might refresh your memory on how a spark plug works and how to get it right …keep reading

How to Read and Interpret a Voltmeter

How To
The voltmeter is one of the most useful tools you can own. Let us show you how easy it is to master its use …keep reading

How To Rebuild a Water Pump

How To
The more "non-mainstream" your car is, the more you need to rebuild components yourself. Here's how we saved over $500 by rebuilding this water pump …keep reading

Rebuilding/Restoring Chrome Wire Wheels

How To
In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, chrome wire wheels were the choice of thousands of owners who were looking for the right dress-up for their cars. This article describes how to bring these goodies back to their original condition …keep reading

Auto Upholstery How-To: One Scenario

Auto Upholstery How-To: One Scenario

How To
No two upholstery jobs are the same, so this is just one of the many we'll deal with in upcoming issues. Over 40 photos will help explain the procedures we used on our TR6 seats …keep reading

How To Make Your Own Buffing Wheel

How To Make Your Own Buffing Wheel

How To
Our Restorations-on-a-Budget plan helps you set up shop without breaking the bank. Read how to set up a first-class buffer on the cheap …keep reading

The Right Way to Use a Buffing Wheel

The Right Way to Use a Buffing Wheel

How To
Patience and getting the feel for your equipment are vital to getting that trim work to shine like new. This article tells you how to get the results you're looking for …keep reading

Powder Coating: Easy & Effective

How To
You can get fantastic results with this simple, easy-to-use coating system. Great for those under-the-hood small parts Latest: no Add Edit Delete Main Menu Log Out …keep reading

Mountain Landscape

Listen to Old Time Mountain Music at
Old-Time-Mountain-Music-Radio.com

Terms of Use | Who We Are | Contact Us | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

© 2018 Second Chance Garage, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Reproducing any material on this website without permission is prohibited.