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For the Classic Car
Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car
Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Your Classic Car Restoration Website

Classic Cars. Vintage Cars. Or just plain Old Cars. Whatever you call them this is your website for do-it-yourself Car Restoration. Here you will find solid, in-depth articles dealing with all aspects of the classic car restoration hobby. Everything from Auto Theory to Troubleshooting Guides is presented as easy-to-read, concise articles. Over 625 articles will guide you through the car restoration process, add to your appreciation of Classic Cars, and generally make your interest in old cars more fun.

If your just getting started, we can recommend Car Restoration And Classic Car Collecting: How Do I Get Started? or Classic Car Restoration 101: Do Your Homework as well as our Beginners Corner.

Need some inspiration? Be sure to check out our Classic Car Photo Gallery. We have thousands of photos of more than 600 really nice cars.

Want to talk car restoration? See our Car Restoration Forum. We hope you enjoy your stay here and be sure to tell your friends about us.

LATEST ARTICLES

How to Adjust the Hood Lock on your Classic Car

How To
A simple trick can make this sometime difficult task a little easier. …keep reading

How to Easily Install High-Tension Springs on Your Classic Car

How To
To install a high-tension spring in your Classic Car, you basically have to out-pull the spring. Sometimes that's next to impossible....but there is a way …keep reading

Fast Idle Fix on 1958 Mercury

Factory Fixes
Does your 1958 Mercury fail to return to normal idle? Here's how to fix that. …keep reading

Classic Car Quick Fix: Straightening a dented oil pan

Classic Car Quick Fix: Straightening a dented oil pan

Feature Articles
Here's a quick way to deal with a dinged-up oil pan …keep reading

Novel uses of ratchet straps in car restoration shop

Novel uses of ratchet straps in car restoration shop

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Ratchet straps are some of the handiest "tools" to have around a car restoration garage. Sometimes no other tool will do …keep reading

Rickenbacker: The World War I Flying Ace's Car

Rickenbacker: The World War I Flying Ace's Car

Classic Car Literature - By Chris Ritter
How does a new automotive manufacture market your wares to an oversaturated market in the 1920s? By naming your company after an American hero. …keep reading

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E-Z Chassis Kits give old trucks a 'second chance'

E-Z Chassis Kits give old trucks a 'second chance'

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Here's a quick way to mount old pickup truck bodies on a new chassis... Most of the work has been done for you. …keep reading

The Best of Both Worlds — Woods Dual Power (1917-1918)

The Best of Both Worlds — Woods Dual Power (1917-1918)

Classic Car Literature - By Chris Ritter
So you think that hybrids are a recent invention? Think again. The Woods Dual Power was a gasoline electric hybrid produced in the early 20th century. …keep reading

'Second Chance' Streamliner Sets 406.769 mph record

'Second Chance' Streamliner Sets 406.769 mph record

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Danny Thompson dusted off his father's Bonneville Salt Flats racer to break his dad's speed record …keep reading

Product Review: The Car Capsule — Storing Your Classic Car in a Bubble

Product Review: The Car Capsule — Storing Your Classic Car in a Bubble

Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
The ideal storage for your classic car would be a warm garage stall for every car. But that's expensive. Here's a more reasonable (and affordable) method of classic car storage. …keep reading

The Art of MoToR Magazine

The Art of MoToR Magazine

Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
The definitive online guide to the cover art of MoToR Magazine from 1900s to the 1960s. …keep reading

Car Restoration Tip 49 — Caulk Caps

Restoration Tips
This little ditty has proven its worth to us many times over. …keep reading

How to Form and Flare Tubing Ends

How to Form and Flare Tubing Ends

How To - By Chris Wantuck
Adding fittings to brake and gas lines is a job that has to be done right. Here's how... …keep reading

100 Great Garage Products at 2016 SEMA Show

100 Great Garage Products at 2016 SEMA Show

New Products - By John Gunnell
Here's a look at some of the new products introduced at the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas...lots of new toys! …keep reading

1964-68 Buick Wheel-Bearing Adjustment

Factory Fixes
The correct way to tighten wheel bearings on 1965-69 Buicks …keep reading

Giving a Brake Cable the Right Look

Giving a Brake Cable the Right Look

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Success for your car restoration project oftentimes depends on attention to details. One of those details is giving your parking brake cable the right look. Here's one method for doing that. …keep reading