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Car Restoration How To

This is where we get our hands dirty. How-To's give you step-by-step guidance through the many processes of classic car restoration required to bring your classic car back to like-new condition.

Dashboard Dissassembly System Uses Cardboard Dash
How To - By John Gunnell
Dashboard Dissassembly System Uses Cardboard Dash Rewiring a dash can be a tricky undertaking. Given that, a method to keep track of where everything came from during disassembly is critical. Here's one approach.…keep reading

How to Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car
How To - By John Gunnell
How to Keep Mice Out of Your Classic Car Keeping furry little creatures out of cars is high on the priority list of collectors.…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

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

Making Acorn Nuts: The Pursuit of Excellence
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Making Acorn Nuts: The Pursuit of Excellence When do we settle for just what is available from a vendor or supplier? At what length do we go in order to achieve the correct look?…keep reading

How to Use Threaded Rivets
How To - By Chris Wantuck
How to Use Threaded Rivets It's all in the details...It's the little things that count and these little gems go along way to achieving the original look.…keep reading

Casting Tail Light Lenses
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Casting Tail Light Lenses Casting plastics is not new, but knowing what materials are available and how to use them can make this task simple. And fun!…keep reading

How to Touch Up Paint on Your Classic Car
How To - By John Gunnell
How to Touch Up Paint on Your Classic Car Applying touch-up paint to a car is easy. Applying touch-up paint to an old finish so it looks like no touch-up has been done is an art.…keep reading







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