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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Restoration Tips’ Category

Posted on January 6th, 2021

Restoring a Ford Thunderbird at Wilson Auto Repair

The Ford Thunderbird, also known as the T-Bird, hit the scene in 1955 and instantly became a classic.  The sporty two-seater was never meant to be classified as a sports car, but rather a new type of upscale luxury vehicle. Another row of seats was added in 1958 which increased its sales four times over…   Read More

Posted on December 29th, 2020

Can You Flip Classic Cars for a Profit?

When asked if it is a good idea to flip classic cars, the answer is not really.  It’s not a 100% solid no, but you better know what you are getting yourself into before jumping into it.  For instance, it is almost guaranteed that you will not get the money you put into a classic…   Read More

Posted on December 21st, 2020

Turn Any Classic Car into an Electric Vehicle with a New Platform from Zero Labs

When we see technology like this revealed, it sometimes makes the hair on our arms stand up.  Most times it makes us realize that there is so much to learn about EV conversions as the future continues to creep closer. Zero Labs is one of those companies that is bringing future technology to the classic…   Read More

Posted on November 13th, 2020

Choosing the Best Engine Hoist for Your Classic Car Restoration or Repair

Classic car restorations and repairs can be a challenging task and doing so requires a specific set of tools. If you are working with an engine or need to access specific areas in the engine compartment, you will almost certainly need to lift the engine out of the vehicle. For this task you will need…   Read More

Posted on November 3rd, 2020

1977 Chevy K5 Blazer Converted to Electric Using the eCrate Conversion Kit

GM had plans to unveil its new build for the SEMA360 online digital trade show, but it seems that they let the K5 out of the bag.  Last Thursday, Chevrolet unveiled a 1977 K5 Blazer with an aftermarket electric crate motor conversion kit that will be available to customers in the second half of 2021….   Read More

Posted on October 16th, 2020

Advances in 3D Printing are Expanding Possibilities for Classic Car Restorations

Locating hard to find parts for your classic car or truck is quickly becoming a thing of the past.  Thanks to the advances in 3D printing and its accessibility, we can now make hard to find parts out of plastic and metal like never before. The classic car restoration industry is literally on the brink…   Read More

Posted on August 14th, 2020

20 Best Upgrades for Your Classic Ford Bronco for the Streets and Off-Road

There aren’t many four-wheel-drive classics that we love more than the Ford Bronco.  We are especially fond of the first generation Broncos that were produced from 1966-1977.  The 2nd – 5th generation models (1978-1996) are gaining a lot of popularity as well lately.  We think the surge in desire of classic Ford Broncos is due…   Read More