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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

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Powder Coating: Easy & Effective
The Right Way to Use a Buffing Wheel
How To Make Your Own Buffing Wheel
Auto Upholstery How-To: One Scenario
Rebuilding/Restoring Chrome Wire Wheels
How To Rebuild a Water Pump
How to Read and Interpret a Voltmeter
How to Replace Spark Plugs
Restoring Vintage License Plates
Small Parts Spray Booth
Paint Like a Pro with Spray Cans
Upholstery 101: Part 1 - Seat Rebuilding
Upholstery 101: Part 2 - Re-Covering Seats
$80 Car Lift
Steering Column Rebuild
Upholstery How-To: A Complete Interior - Part 1
Cutting Safety Glass: I Can See Clearly Now
Starter Restoration
Upholstery How-To: A Complete Interior: Part 2
Putting Spark Back in those Antique Spark Plugs with Thermal Heating
Calculating Compression Ratios
Install That Compressor Right
How to Replace A Distributor Without Going Crazy
Door Panel Removal & Window Adjustment
Classic Car Restoration First Step: Dissassembly
Brake Overhaul & Restoration
Restoring a Horn
How to Make Your Own Wood Steering Wheel
Carburetor Rebuilding: No Big Deal, Really
How to Use and Interpret a Vacuum Gauge
Plastic Steering Wheel Restoration
Spin-On Oil Filter Conversion
Upgrading Your Disc Brakes - Installing Pads, Calipers and Rotors
How to Install a Padded Dash
Tachometers 101 - Converting From Mechanical to Electronic
How to Tune Up Your Car
Bad Jobs: Getting Broken Bolts Out
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 1
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 2
How to Build a Home Paint Booth
How To Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 3
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 4
How to Paint Your Classic Car
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 5
How to Properly Dispose of Used Oil, Transmission Fluid, Anti-Freeze, etc.
How to Color Sand Your Classic Car
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 6
Buffing Our Clear Coat to a Show Finish
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 7
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 8
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 9
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 10
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 11
1980 TransAm Carpet Installation
Electrolytic Rust Removal
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 12
Freshening Up Your Classic Car Engine Appearances
Replacing a Windshield, Headliner and Console in a 64-1/2 through 68 Mustang
How to Take Dents Out of Stainless Steel Trim
How To Repair Paint Flaws without Respraying
How To Photograph Collector Cars
How to Replace a Corvette Half-Shaft U-Joint
How To Clean A Paint Gun
How to Rebuild a Corvette 454 Engine - Part 14
British Tappet (Valve) Cover Restoration
Bright Idea for Old Cars: Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Disc brake renewal takes patience, skill and the right tools
How to Install Vintage Air A/C into a Vintage Corvette
Detailing An Engine in the Car
How to Replace Muscle Car Metal
4 Steps to a Top-Notch Convertible Top
High Performance Distributor Upgrade
Restoration of a Smith's Heater
Vent Window Regulator Rebuild
Real World Ways to Tag and Flag Old Car Parts
How to Replace the Trunk Handle on your 1948 Pontiac Streamliner
Reproducing Small Parts: A Quick Way to Make Patterns
Restoring Instrument FacePlates for Your Classic Car
How to Touch Up Paint on Your Classic Car
Casting Tail Light Lenses
How to Use Threaded Rivets
Making Acorn Nuts: The Pursuit of Excellence
Welding Cast Iron: Repairing a Brittle Metal
Salvaging an Ignition Rotor: When Parts Become Scarce and You Must Repair
Banjo Lessons: Steering Wheel Restoration
Rebuilding a Door Bumper: An Example of Machining Basics and Simple Casting
How to Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car
Dashboard Dissassembly System Uses Cardboard Dash
Gas Tank Cleaning using Electrolysis
Organization Tips During Car Restoration
Restoring a Zenith Stromberg Carburetor Linkage
Using a Timing Light on your Dual Point Ignition
Old-time upgrade for your old-time car's king pins
Overhauling the Sylphon Bellows Thermostat
The Right Method for Removing and Reinserting Studs
Installing Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines
How to Repair Damaged Vinyl Soft Trim
How to Form and Flare Tubing Ends
How to Easily Install High-Tension Springs on Your Classic Car
How to Adjust the Hood Lock on your Classic Car
Classic Car Accessory Trunks: Designing and Fabricating your Own Trunk - Part 1
Classic Car Accessory Trunks: Designing and Fabricating your Own Trunk - Part 2
Classic Car Accessory Trunks: Designing and Fabricating your Own Trunk - Part 3
Classic Car Auto Upholstery Series Part 1: Automotive Upholstery for Beginners