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Our mission is to present you with solid, in-depth articles dealing with all aspects of the classic car restoration hobby. With over 595 articles, this is THE place to be for solid car restoration information.

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So Just How Big IS the Car Restoration Industry?
Feature Articles
Looking through a list of car restoration vendors aroused our curiosity about the car restoration industry.…keep reading

Carburetor Math
Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Carburetor Math Here are a few things to think about when you're thinking about your carburetors.…keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 16
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 16 In this entry to our Journal, we tackle paint... of sheet metal as well as primer coats to our engine, and a little glass work on the side.…keep reading

A Polyol Product used in Restoration: A Review of Kwik Poly
Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
A Polyol Product used in Restoration: A Review of Kwik Poly Looking for a "universal" way to tackle wood, metal, filling, sanding, and finishing for structural and cosmetic uses? Kwik Poly may be just what you need.…keep reading

Stout Scarab: Futuristic Travelling Machine
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Stout Scarab: Futuristic Travelling Machine What car looks like a sub sandwich on wheels, swings like a hammock, and has space for a game of gin? Why, the Stout Scarab, of course.…keep reading

Dodge Rebellion
Auto History - By Chris Ritter
Dodge Rebellion Dodge announced the great Dodge Rebellion ad campaign in 1966, designed to change the status quo…keep reading

Emotional Attachment Makes VW Restoration Worthwhile
Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Emotional Attachment Makes VW Restoration Worthwhile Sometimes an emotional attachment to a car can cause some people to spend more on a restoration than the restored car will be worth. But, hey, it's their car and their money. They know what it's worth to them.…keep reading

The Factory Behind the Car
Auto History - By Chris Ritter
The Factory Behind the Car With so many automotive manufacturers in existence, and many of them not being too stable, it was important for manufacturers to show that they were here to stay…keep reading

Rebuilding a Door Bumper: An Example of Machining Basics and Simple Casting
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Rebuilding a Door Bumper: An Example of Machining Basics and Simple Casting On many projects, many smaller parts are just not available. This door bumper is one of them. Here's how to re-create your own.…keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 15
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 15 I can't remember ever thinking about paint as much as I have in the past 5 months. It has been constant; before I fall asleep at night, all day during work, and even one or two dreams! …keep reading

Banjo Lessons: Steering Wheel Restoration
How To - By John Gunnell
Banjo Lessons: Steering Wheel Restoration Restoring a three-spoke "Banjo" steering wheel...sometimes it take two to make one.…keep reading

Salvaging an Ignition Rotor: When Parts Become Scarce and You Must Repair
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Salvaging an Ignition Rotor: When Parts Become Scarce and You Must Repair As parts for collectible cars become harder to find, sometimes you have no choice but to repair what you have…keep reading

Welding Cast Iron: Repairing a Brittle Metal
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Welding Cast Iron: Repairing a Brittle Metal No sense in tossing a hard-to-find cast iron part because it's cracked or broken. Instead of drilling out the end of the crack and putting in a bolt, repairing the cast iron to join the surfaces is a better way to prevent further cracking.…keep reading

Exclusive Powdercoat Saves Unobtanium Pistons
Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Exclusive Powdercoat Saves Unobtanium Pistons Here's a solution to getting longer life to those old, impossible to find replacement pistons (and other parts).…keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 14
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 14 Smoothing out some small dents an wrinkles proved to be not too difficult. But sanding (and more sanding) was a tedious requirement. Did I mention that I had to do a lot of sanding?…keep reading

How Car Makers got your Attention before World War II
Good Ol Days - By Chris Ritter
How Car Makers got your Attention before World War II When it comes to advertising, it has always been hard to stand out from the crowd. Working with the technology they had, early car manufacturers sometimes got pretty creative in getting their message to customers.…keep reading

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







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