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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.

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

Restoring Instrument FacePlates for Your Classic Car
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Restoring Instrument FacePlates for Your Classic Car Details...it's all in the details. Leaving a clock or instrument faceplate in its original worn condition detracts from the look of a freshly restored car. Here's one approach to giving those faceplates a new look.…keep reading

Reproducing Small Parts: A Quick Way to Make Patterns
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Reproducing Small Parts: A Quick Way to Make Patterns Sometime we come across the need to replicate small parts that aren't readily available commercially. Here's one approach.…keep reading

How to Replace the Trunk Handle on your 1948 Pontiac Streamliner
How To - By Bill Flitcraft
How to Replace the Trunk Handle on your 1948 Pontiac Streamliner These things always look tricky, since there are rarely any visual cues as to how to take them apart. This step-by-step directions should make it a piece of cake.…keep reading