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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Restoration Tips’ Category


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

Posted on September 15th, 2022

Restoration Overview | Ford Mustang Mach 1

Here’s a cool video of some restoration work we’re doing on a classic Ford Mustang Mach 1. This car has been in the same family since it rolled off the production line! You’ll see us do work on the engine as well as learn about the installation of air conditioning in this car!  Watch…   Read More

Posted on September 13th, 2022

Fender Repair on a Classic Jeep

We shot a quick video about some fender repairs we’re doing to a classic Jeep. Fenders with all the curves can be tricky to work on. In this video, we show you how we do fender repairs on a classic Jeep, and introduce you to a special tool we use when doing this work. Watch…   Read More

Posted on September 11th, 2022

Replacing Brake Shoes | Video

We had a customer ask about changing brake shoes and how it was done. We decided to make a video about replacing brake shoes. In this video, Wilson Auto Repair founder Barry Wilson takes you inside the shop to learn all about brake shoe replacement. It’s a concise yet thorough look about how to change…   Read More

Posted on September 8th, 2022

Tips for Diagnosing Electrical Issues in a Classic Car

In this informative video, Barry Wilson shows you how to diagnose electrical issues in a classic car and what tools you will need to get the job done. In this video you will learn: How to test voltage levels using a fluke meter How to determine if there is voltage drop between connections Ways to…   Read More

Posted on September 6th, 2022

Using MIG & TIG Welders for Classic Car Fabrication

Thinking about trying your hand at metal fabrication for a classic car?  For starters, you are going to need a welder.  In this excellent video, Barry Wilson reviews the MIG & TIG welders they use at Wilson Auto Repair. In this video you will learn: The difference between a MIG & TIG welder Safety equipment…   Read More

Posted on September 4th, 2022

In Progress | Ford Bronco Restoration

We get lots of requests to see how we do restoration work here at Wilson Auto Repair. Here’s a quick video we shot of some work we are doing on a Ford Bronco.  By watching this video you’ll see: The underside painting of the frame and axel Rhino lining we’ve installed Work we are…   Read More