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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Restoration Tips’ Category

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

Posted on January 17th, 2020

How to Take Care of Your Classic Car Brake Rotors

The classic car and truck community is getting bigger and bigger by the year and many more enthusiasts are now becoming owners rather than car show spectators. But owning a classic car is only the first step. You also need to know how to maintain your vehicle correctly, and that is a big thing to…   Read More

Posted on December 9th, 2019

Craigslist App vs eBay vs Facebook Marketplace for Classic Car Parts

Had you asked us just 3 years ago we would have told you that craigslist is one of the best places to look for classic car parts.  We wrote an article recently about where to find parts for your classic car and in it we also mention eBay as another great place to find parts….   Read More

Posted on October 24th, 2019

Nissan Built Robots That Can Create Rare Parts for Classic Cars

(Image credit: Nissan) If you have ever restored or repaired a classic car or truck, it is likely that you know the struggle of locating hard-to-find parts.  In some cases, it takes months or even years to find that elusive piece.  Panels, trim and other parts can often bring a restoration project to a halt. …   Read More