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Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

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Tires and Your Car: Stuff You Should Know
Rust Repair - Approach No. 10
Car Restoration Shop Safety
Car Restoration and Collecting: How Do I Get Started?
Vehicle Condition and Relative Value Guide
Oil, Your Car, and Your Wallet, or Why I Don't Buy Aftermarket Additives!
Troubleshooting Nightmare - Continued
Muscle Car Classics of the '80s--Get 'em Before They're Hot!
SCG Gets an Old Gas Pump - Part 1
Getting Our Cars Out of Hybernation
The Nuts and Bolts About Nuts and Bolts
Basket Case: A Case History
The Gas Pump Stages a Comeback - Part 2
How Do You Know Something Was Rebuilt Properly?
SCG Gas Pump - Part 3
Selecting the Right Welder for Car Restoration Projects
T-Bird Car Restoration Project - Part 3
We Almost Had to Shoot This Horse
How to Trace the History of Your Car
Engine Rebuilding - Stuff You Need To Know
What Classic Car Restorers Need to Know about Gasoline
Tools & Space
How Did They Get Those Names?
Thinking About Re-Tiring Your Older Car?
Second Chance Garage Goes Shopping
The Experimental Garage - How Close is Close Enough?
Car Restoration 101: Do Your Homework
SCG's List of US Automobile Manufacturers
What You Need to Know about Classic Car Insurance
MIG Welding Part 1: The Basics
Welding Part 2 - What actually happens in the bright light and how to set up your welder
Understanding Second Chance Garage's Vintage Auto Engine Specs
How A Spray Gun Works
Cars Retrieved From Floods - Is There Hope?
Second Chance Garage Tackles A Vintage Harley Restoration
1958 Harley Davidson Motorcycle Project - Part 2
The Bike is Done!
Second Chance Garage Visits Classic Car Center
SCG Rebuilds a LaSalle Heater Motor
Plymouth Satellite Conversion
Air Meter Restoration
Old Cars, New Oil: Is There Something To Worry About?
Air Meter Restoration Wrap Up
Automatic Transmissions and Detroit's Dirty Little Secret
The Lost Art of Double Clutching
Time to Enlighten Your Classic Car?
First, Do No Harm - Maintaining An Unrestored Original 1958 Jaguar XK1500S
Mazda Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Rotary Engine
Finding a Good Classic Car Restoration Shop
The Buick Wild Fire
New Brakes for a 1966 Buick Deuce & A Quarter
Barn Finds: They're Still Out There
A Short History Of Fuel Injection
Parts of a Whole - Getting the stuff you need for your old cars, locally - Part 1
Buying a Collector Car at Auction
Regarding the Demise of Pontiac
Survival Gear for Classic Car Parts Hunting Expeditions
Classic Car Buyers Guide: 1969-1970 Mustang Mach 1
1956 Chevrolet BelAir Car Restoration Project - Part 9
Parts of a Whole, Part 2 - Finding the Right Person
Battery Care for your Collector Car
Restorers and rodders find GPS an easy install
Restoring Early '60s Mopar Dashes
'Forever' Volvo Has Gone Nearly 3 Million Miles
Lalique Automotive Mascots
Engine Rebuild is Important Part of Classic Car Restoration
Finding Good Engines: A Hunter's Guide
First in Filtration: From Canister Oil Filters to Spin-Ons
PHS Interviews - Cars In Barns Owner Steve Jackson
The Magical Muncie 4-Speed Transmission
Jacks Are Wild
Classic Car Keys
Lost Art of Metal Fabrication Gets Rediscovered
Tires: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Sportscar Sparkplug Specializes in Spiffy Sparkers
Rubber Car Parts: Not Glamorous but Important
Interior Redo Helps Camaro Owner's Dream Come True
MG as First Car is Hobbyist's Cup of Tea
Automotive History: Some Trend Setters Everyone Should Know About
Classic Car Transport
Menuboard Tool Caddy
Canadian and US Tri-Five-Chevy Variations
Restoration made easy: Drop Kicking a Droplight
Where Did Naugahyde Come From?
More Miles Per Gallon Per Classic Car Show
A Story of Two Pontiacs
Is Your Collector Car Ready to Hit the Road?
1961 Chevrolet Apache Pick Up Restoration
Clean Shop Specialist
1961 Chevrolet Apache Restoration: Part 2 - Box Repairs and Some History
Fixing a Pane in the Bottom
Radebaugh: Illustrator of Future Cars
Storing Your Classic Car for Winter
1961 Chevrolet Apache Pick Up Restoration Finale
Restoring Plastic Headlight Lenses
Cars Built in Virginia: Dawson, Coffee, Virginian, Piedmont, Robe and Kline Kar
Sweating the Details on a Camaro Redo
Electrical Connections: The Importance of Soldering
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 1
Want a gem of a show car? Follow Diamond Dave's Tips
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 2
Car Restoration Costs Broken Down
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 3
Abrasive Blasting Cabinets: Blasting Parts from the Past
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 4
A Spectacular Exhibit of Art Deco Cars
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 5
"Pipe by Numbers" to Properly Route Brake Lines
Controlling Noise and Heat in Your Classic Car
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 6
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 7
Beauty Under the Skin: Pontiac Chassis Clean Up
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 8
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 9
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 10
Losing Your Car in Unforeseen Circumstances
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 11
Classic Car Trailering
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 12
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 13
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 14
Exclusive Powdercoat Saves Unobtanium Pistons
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 15
Emotional Attachment Makes VW Restoration Worthwhile
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 16
Carburetor Math
So Just How Big IS the Car Restoration Industry?
Simple Homemade Control Knob Bezel Removal Tool
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 17
A simple ATF leak fix cures Tempest owner's headache
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 18
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 19
Some Classic Car Gas Tank Repairs are Risky
Tying Things Together with Tie-Down Straps
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 20
Shinier-than-Chrome Wheels Roll into Aftermarket
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 21
A New Approach to an Old Trick: Metal Stitching
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 22
Restoring the Look of Wiring after Painting
Seeing is Believing says Fluid Dynamics Expert
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 23
Towing Home a Touring Car
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 24
Protect-O-Plates Help Car Collectors Verify Facts
America's Packard Museum
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
A Look at Seatbelt Planet's Seat Belt Re-webbing Service
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 25
Finishing Touches: Reassembly of Cowl Lamps
Auto Trimming is Becoming a Lost Art
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 26
Giving a Brake Cable the Right Look
'Second Chance' Streamliner Sets 406.769 mph record
E-Z Chassis Kits give old trucks a 'second chance'
Novel uses of ratchet straps in car restoration shop
Classic Car Quick Fix: Straightening a dented oil pan
Restoring the Looks of Your Classic Car Coil Springs
Safety in your Car Restoration Shop
Tips on Adjusting Retractable Hardtops
Detailing a Barn Find Car: Before and After
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 27
Dodge Truck Cartridge Lube Sock Filter
Students redoing Toyota 4Runner for SEMA