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Resto-Mods

This Department, written by one of our top contributors, John Gunnell, is about "Resto-Mod" style restorations. Traditionally, the restoration of a car involves completely disassembling and rebuilding it with either repaired original parts, good used parts that are exact matches or replacements for the originals or new parts that match or replace the originals. The restoration of a Resto-Mod follows the same tear-down/build-up process, but usually with upgrades to the mechanical systems.

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 22: Resto-Mod Sound Systems

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 22: Resto-Mod Sound Systems

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Our final installment in our series on Resto-Mods deals with sound systems. We hope that you have found this series to be informative, instructive and inspiring. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 21: Convertible Tops

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 21: Convertible Tops

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Detroit built convertible top muscle cars in relatively small numbers. If you're lucky enough to have one of these, it can add difficulty and cost to your restoration. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 20: Upholstery

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 20: Upholstery

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A slight divergence on our path through our resto-mod series. We look at another project Camaro with a storied past for our upholstery coverage (pun intended). …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 19: Wiring

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 19: Wiring

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In this installment of our Resto-Mod series, we discuss wiring systems and suppliers for re-wiring your project. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 18: Assembly

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This part of our continuing series on resto-mod restorations discusses some things to consider when planning your re-assembly process. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 17 - Paint

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 17 - Paint

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Paint is an important part of any restoration, but in the Resto-Mod world, it is everything! …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 16: Sanding and Priming

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 16: Sanding and Priming

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The key to a good paint job is good preparation. The article discusses painting primer and the sanding process needed to give you that spot-on paint job. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 15: Drive Train

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 15: Drive Train

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In this installment of our continuing series on resto-mods, we'll take a look at some of the popular transmission choices builders make. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 14 - Exhausts

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 14 - Exhausts

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There are at least a gazillion options (you can quote us on that) available when it comes to selecting the exhaust systems for your resto-mod project. We hope this provides some guidance. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 13 - Crate Engines

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 13 - Crate Engines

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In this installment of our Resto-Mod series, we take a look at crate engines, what to look for, and some things to avoid. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 12: Choosing Tires for Your Resto-Mod

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 12: Choosing Tires for Your Resto-Mod

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With practically unlimited choices, selecting the correct wheel for your resto-mod project can be daunting. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 11 - Suspensions

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 11 - Suspensions

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In this installment of our Resto-Mod series we look at Suspension systems and discuss some of the upgrades that are available. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 10 - Disc Brake Conversions

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 10 - Disc Brake Conversions

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When considering a disc brake conversion for your resto-mod restoration, you need to consider many things, including horsepower, driving style, wheel design and tires. And then some. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 9 - Trunk Restoration

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 9 - Trunk Restoration

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Here we look at repairs that may be required for a typical resto-mod trunk restoration. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 8 - Upgrading A Resto-Mod with Factory Goodies

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 8 - Upgrading A Resto-Mod with Factory Goodies

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In this installment talks about upgrades that can be easily made to your resto-mod project. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 7 - Bodywork

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 7 - Bodywork

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Moving on to bodywork on our Camaro and Firebird Resto-mod projects …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 6: Metalwork

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 6: Metalwork

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In this segment of our Resto-Mod projects, we look at sheet metal replacement. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 5: Real Steel and Real Rust

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 5: Real Steel and Real Rust

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We continue with part 5 of our coverage of the resto-mod restoration of a '67 Camaro and a '69 GTO Judge. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 4: Removing Doors, Trunks, Gas Tank and Paint

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 4: Removing Doors, Trunks, Gas Tank and Paint

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We take a look at continuing the tear-down and paint removal on our two resto-mod projects. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 3: Interior Trim & Upholstery Removal

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 3: Interior Trim & Upholstery Removal

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In this installment of our Resto-Mod series we discuss how best to remove the cars' interiors. …keep reading

Resto Mod Restorations Part 2: Chassis and Undercar Teardown

Resto Mod Restorations Part 2: Chassis and Undercar Teardown

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In Part 2 of our Resto-Mod series, we discuss some of the tools needed as well as things to consider when dismantling a car you want to put back together again …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 1: Introduction

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 1: Introduction

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By definition, a Resto-Mod is a modified car. This begins a series of articles that follows in detail resto-mod restoration of a '67 Camaro and a '69 GTO Judge. …keep reading

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