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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Restoration Tips’ Category


Posted on June 15th, 2019

Think Twice Before Making These Modifications to Your Classic Car

There are a lot of things you can do to a classic car to make it better.  Upgrading drum brakes to disc brakes is one good example.  Even though the vehicle will no longer be “all-original”, disc brakes provide better performance and safety. There are however some modifications that we would advise you to give…   Read More

Posted on June 5th, 2019

8 Tips to Choose The Right Classic Car Repair & Restoration Shop in Texas

You know the # 1 problem people encounter when repairing their classic car or truck? Picking the wrong repair shop. I’ve been repairing classic cars my entire life. I’ve been doing it professionally since 1986. You wouldn’t believe the horror stories I’ve heard and seen over the years from people taking their classic car or…   Read More

Posted on May 1st, 2019

Converting Classic Cars from Gas Powered to an All-Electric Drivetrain

If you haven’t noticed already, the future of automobiles is already here.  Hybrids and electric cars are everywhere with Tesla setting the standard for all-electric performance.  Charging stations are frequently popping up in cities and along our highways to keep them charged up and running. Believe it or not, there are also a good number…   Read More

Posted on April 11th, 2019

7 Parts You Need to Replace When Restoring a Classic Car or Truck

We recently came across an article by Kyle Smith who writes for Hagerty.   It is all about 7 items not to reuse when restoring your car.  We think he is absolutely correct and wanted to share this information with our readers. If you have ever been involved in a classic car or truck restoration, then…   Read More

Posted on March 31st, 2019

Barrett-Jackson Talks Trends in the Collector Car Market

If you ask the elite collectors of “fine-art” automobiles about Barrett Jackson, they tend to dismiss that auction house.  The upper crust of the collector car market is more likely to attend auctions by Gooding & Co. or RM Sotheby’s. These collectors tend to focus on European sport cars like classic Ferraris and Jaguars.  It…   Read More

Posted on March 29th, 2019

AmericanTrucks Shares Knowledge for Choosing & Installing Lift Kits

We recently wrote an article Truck & Jeep Lifts 101: How to Give Your Ride the Height It Deserves that gave advice on raising your truck or jeep with a lift kit. Just after publishing that lift kit article, we were approached by AmericanTrucks.com and they were offering some advice of their own.  AmericanTrucks is…   Read More

Posted on March 14th, 2019

New Arkansas Law States Classic Cars Must Be at Least 45 Years Old

Many car collectors and enthusiasts in Arkansas are upset over a new law, Act 368, that re-defines what is considered to be a classic car.  Prior to March 7, 2019 cars and trucks that were at least 25 years old were considered classics.  The new bill, introduced by Jack Fortner, now states that a vehicle…   Read More