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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Restoration Tips’ Category


Posted on June 26th, 2020

How to Determine the Value of a Classic Car or Truck

Determining a fair value for a classic car or truck is important whether you are buying or selling.  There are a lot of things to consider when calculating the value of a vehicle like the condition of the car or truck, how original it still is, its rarity, documentation that has been kept, the history…   Read More

Posted on June 16th, 2020

5 Best States to Own a Classic Car or Truck

If we had to guess which state is the best place to own a classic car or truck, we would have put our money on California or Texas.  Think of all the scenery and road trips that both states can offer.  Add in that Southern California and much of Texas sees decent weather year-round, in…   Read More

Posted on May 27th, 2020

How to Buy a Classic Car Online

The Coronavirus has changed the way people buy and sell classic cars. For years, classic car sales have occurred at splashy events that drew big lucrative crowds. Auctions like Barrett Jackson and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance were noted for the volume of cars sold. Auctions at local car shows and owner driven sales dominated…   Read More

Posted on March 24th, 2020

Restoring a Rusted 1966 Datsun Roadster at Wilson Auto Repair

One of the problems that classic cars have is rust!  It’s hard to drive a classic car or truck if it has holes in the floor. Barry Wilson introduces us to Mark who is a metal fabricator at Wilson Auto Repair.  Mark is restoring a 1966 Datsun Roadster that is loaded with rust.  You can…   Read More

Posted on March 14th, 2020

Completely re-wiring a Toyota Landcruiser at Wilson Auto Repair

Wilson Auto repair has been repairing and restoring classic cars and trucks at the same location in Garland, Texas for 38 years. During that time, they have rewired 100s of classic cars and trucks.  In this short video Barry Wilson introduces us to Michael who is a specialist when it comes to re-wiring a vehicle….   Read More

Posted on March 6th, 2020

8 Issues That Can Lower a Classic Car’s Value

We have written plenty of articles with tips on buying a classic car.  Our 10 Commandments to Buying a Classic Car is a favorite amongst our regular readers.  If you have already purchased a classic car, we would like to share some advice on how to maintain the value of your classic car or truck….   Read More

Posted on February 19th, 2020

The Difference Between a Carburetor and Fuel Injection

In this short video, Barry Wilson of Wilson Auto discusses the differences between a carburetor and fuel injection used on classic cars and trucks. By watching this video, you will learn: The difference between a carburetor and fuel injection. How a carburetor works and the different parts of a carburetor. How a fuel injection works,…   Read More