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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Restoration Tips’ Category


Posted on December 20th, 2022

Tips For Enjoying Owning a Classic Car Even While It’s in Winter Storage

You’re a classic car owner who lives in a cold climate, which means you’ve got to store your vehicle for the winter months to protect it from harsh weather. If you have followed all the steps in, How to Winterize Your Classic Car, your classic car is ready for winter. However, you may want ideas about…   Read More

Posted on December 5th, 2022

What to Look for in a Classic Car Repair Shop – Tips from an Experienced Mechanic

When you own a classic car, keeping it in good shape can be challenging. However, some excellent auto repair shops, such as Wilson Auto Repair, specialize in working on older cars. Here are some things to consider when looking for a classic car repair shop. First, a good repair shop for classic cars should have…   Read More

Posted on October 7th, 2022

A Beginner’s Quick Guide To Classic Car Restoration

Are you a car owner or enthusiast looking to restore a classic car? You’re in the right place!   Restoring a classic car is a project that can take months, even years, to complete. Car restoration is generally a tedious task, and it adds to the challenge when you’re restoring a classic vehicle. It might seem…   Read More

Posted on October 4th, 2022

How to Diagnose Car Battery Drain

Watch this video to see how we diagnose battery drain issues in a beautiful 1930 Studebaker President.  You’ll see how we use a battery tender and battery test light in the video. You can learn more about the battery tender shown in the video at https://amzn.to/3P3JMTU You can learn more about the battery test…   Read More

Posted on September 30th, 2022

Classic GMC Truck Patch Panel Installation

Check out this classic GMC Truck we’re working on here at the shop. Sound starts at about the 20 second mark. You’ll see us installing a patch panel and get an overview on other work we’ll be doing on this classic truck. 

Posted on September 28th, 2022

6 Tips to Restore Your Car to Its Original Glory

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of driving a car that’s been freshly restored to its original glory. The paint is glossy, the engine is humming, and you’re finally able to take that road trip you’ve always dreamed of. But restoring a car can be a daunting task—especially if you’re doing it for the first…   Read More

Posted on September 21st, 2022

Professional Rewiring Tips for Your Classic Car

Rewiring a classic car during a major renovation can be a pain in the butt. Here at our shop, most rewiring projects take a couple of weeks to complete. They are that involved and that extensive. In this video, we share with you pro tips for rewiring a classic car during a renovation.  You…   Read More

Posted on September 18th, 2022

Do You Have a Drill Press?

Every garage should have a drill press. It’s a must for classic car enthusiasts. In this short video, I show you how to use a drill press.  Some of the products I mention or use are: Some of the products Barry mentions are: Drill press: https://www.tkqlhce.com/click-100629229-15066121?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastwood.com%2Fjet-15-floor-model-drill-press-115v-1ph-j-2500.html&cjsku=32267 Vice: https://www.jdoqocy.com/click-100629229-15066121?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastwood.com%2Fyost-model-6d-qr-heavy-duty-drill-press-vise-quick-release.html&cjsku=56480 Clamps: https://www.kqzyfj.com/click-100629229-15066121?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastwood.com%2Fstrong-hand-tools-drill-press-clamp-pttd634.html&cjsku=56861 Drill Bits: https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-100629229-15066121?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastwood.com%2F29-piece-high-speed-drill-bit-set.html&cjsku=33114 Rapid…   Read More

Posted on September 17th, 2022

Portable Work Stand/Worktable

Pressed for room in your garage? We’re always pressed for room here at the shop. Let me show you what we do to make life easier. Watch this short video about the portable auto body work stand we use here. I’ll even show you a neat way to turn it into a worktable. Want to…   Read More

Posted on September 16th, 2022

Ford 302 Distributor Installation

In four decades, we’ve learned a thing or two about classic car restorations. Installing a distributor on a Ford 302 can be a tricky process. In the video below, we share with you some of our best practice tips for installing a distributor on a 302.  Do you have questions about a classic car…   Read More