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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage


Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Reader's Projects

Some of our readers have great stories to tell about their restoration projects. This section of our website is for them.

If you would like to have your project shown here, please contact us. Projects do not have to be completed projects. We're interested in projects during the restoration process as well as completely restored cars.

1956 Chevrolet Belair Restoration Project - Part 18

1956 Chevrolet Belair Restoration Project - Part 18

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
The latest on the progress of Steve Nicholson's 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air car restoration project. …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet Belair Restoration Project - Part 17

1956 Chevrolet Belair Restoration Project - Part 17

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
Steve works through getting the trunk, doors and roof perfectly straight …keep reading

Mike Ryan's 1929 Ford

Mike Ryan's 1929 Ford

Readers Projects - By Satch Reed
Mike Ryan's 1929 Ford Huckster pickup truck started its reincarnation as a tired old pickup. But Mike transformed it into something really special. …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet Belair Restoration Project - Part 16

1956 Chevrolet Belair Restoration Project - Part 16

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
Steve Nicholson continues to work on his 1956 Chevrolet Car Restoration Project, finishing up on his floorboard work. …keep reading

Ted Spradling's 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Hardtop Coupe

Ted Spradling's 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk Hardtop Coupe

Readers Projects
Ted Spradling's 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk has a lot of sparkle and a lot of class. Lookin' Good! …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Restoration Project - Part 15

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Restoration Project - Part 15

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
Steve looks at bringing the body down to bare metal. …keep reading

1956 Chevy BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 14

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
Time to finish up on some body work and direct our attention to the frame and engine mounts. …keep reading

1956 Chevy BelAir Restoration - Part 13

1956 Chevy BelAir Restoration - Part 13

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
We continue our coverage of Steve's '56 Chevy Bel Air project. …keep reading

1956 Chevy BelAir Restoration - Part 12

1956 Chevy BelAir Restoration - Part 12

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
And the saga of the 1956 Chevrolet BelAir car restoration project continues …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 11

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
After looking deeper into things it became obvious that parts of the trunk floor had to be replaced …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 10

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
It's important to test fit panels before welding …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 8

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
The work continues on making Steve's '56 Chevy Bel Air project like new. …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 7

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
In this installment we tackle some front fender repairs. …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 6

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
Time to get down to some serious body work …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 5

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
We continue to explore the car and find some interesting "repairs". …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet Car Restoration Project - Part 4

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
Preparation of body panels for repair begins. …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 3

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 3

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
Now it's time to tackle those fragile, and valuable trim pieces. …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 2: Remember to Bring Your Camera

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 2: Remember to Bring Your Camera

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
Steve gives us some insight into what to consider when starting a new car restoration project. …keep reading

Gary Schwendeman's 1947 Chrysler Windsor 4 Door Sedan Car Restoration Project

Gary Schwendeman's 1947 Chrysler Windsor 4 Door Sedan Car Restoration Project

Readers Projects
Gary's Schwendeman's 1947 Chrysler Windsor looks like it could be a fun project...have a look. …keep reading

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - A First Look

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - A First Look

Readers Projects - By Steve Nicholson
Steve Nicholson and his crew at Classic Body Works is going to be restoring this 1956 Chevrolet BelAir and invites us along …keep reading

Sheriff Mike Cain's 1959 Ford Restoration Project

Readers Projects
Sheriff Mike Cain of Yadkinville, North Carolina wants to share his experiences with his 1959 Ford Galaxie four door Town Sedan …keep reading