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For the Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

For the Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage
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1952 Ford Pickup Truck, Cont'd.

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 9

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 9

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We're finally getting back to the truck project! After a brief delay while we installed a furnace in the Second Chance Garage annex, we trying to get back on track …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 8 (Sort of)

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We were going to publish the next part of our Ford truck restoration project in this issue. It was going to cover the final assembly and test-firing of the engine. It was going to be pretty cool...then it got cold …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 7 Making the Hood Ready for Paint

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Two-thirds of restoration is cleaning stuff, especially sheet metal! This part is tedious, dirty and otherwise unpleasant. That's why it's important to do it right …keep reading

1952 Ford Truck Restoration Part 6 - Body Work 101

1952 Ford Truck Restoration Part 6 - Body Work 101

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You've been asking when we'd start the body work, so here goes...Get comfortable, because this is going to be a long, dirty, smelly process. We'll show you how to do it right so you don't have to do it over …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Pickup Restoration Project - Part 5

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It's the "might-as-wells" that take all the time …keep reading

1952 Ford Truck Restoration Project Part 4 - The Best Laid Plans

1952 Ford Truck Restoration Project Part 4 - The Best Laid Plans

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If there weren't hidden surprises it wouldn't be a real restoration would it? …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Truck Restoration Project Part 3 - Battery Box

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Our battery box was way beyond the "clean-and-paint" category. So we made a new one, using the original vertical supports. It was a great way to fill an afternoon …keep reading

1952 Ford F1 Truck Restoration Part 2 - Jumping In

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It's time to start work on our '52 Ford pickup, and there's no better place to begin than determining if the parts really fit together! Complicating this process is the retrofit to a 5-speed transmission, so here we go …keep reading

Ford Truck Project Part 1 - Assessing The Scope

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Join us as we check out our "adopted" truck restoration project. Something tells us that just because it's free doesn't mean we won't be paying for it …keep reading