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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Restoration Tips’ Category


Posted on July 16th, 2019

Tips on Staying Cool While Working on Your Classic Car This Summer

Summer is really starting to heat up and that means the weather is nice enough to work on your classic cars outside of your winter-heated garage.   American DIY mechanics from coast to coast are wrenching on their cars at home, just enjoying time working on their classic cars and trucks. You may have heard the…   Read More

Posted on June 24th, 2019

Best Places to Find Rare Parts for Your Classic Car or Truck

It might seem impossible sometimes to track down a rare part for your classic car or truck.  There are people that have searched for years before finding their elusive part.  Restoring a classic car can often present a lot of challenges, finding a replacement part shouldn’t be one of them. We often encourage customers to…   Read More

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