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Posts Tagged ‘Classic car restoration’


Posted on July 15th, 2022

Putting Springs Back on Drum Brakes

Putting springs back on drum brakes can be difficult. Many people use pliers. That’s not what we recommend. Pliers pose a safety hazard. They are not the right tool for the job. In this short video, I show you a drum brake retainer spring tool, the perfect tool for putting springs back on drum brakes….   Read More

Posted on July 13th, 2022

How to Properly Tighten Car Bolts

Many new classic car technicians have trouble with tightening car bolts. Most don’t get them tight enough or set to the proper specifications. In this short video I share how to tighten bolts properly. By watching this video you’ll learn: How to properly tighten a bolt to specification What a torque wrench is and how…   Read More

Posted on January 20th, 2022

What to Look For When Selecting a Classic Car Restoration Shop

Restoring a classic car or truck takes a lot of time, money, tools, and know-how. It is extremely rare to find any one single person that can complete every phase of a restoration by themselves. You may know motors inside and out, but can you also perform all the bodywork and paint? The point we…   Read More

Posted on January 6th, 2022

9 Guides for Classic Car Restorations: From Where to Start to Staying on Budget

Restoring a classic car or truck is no easy task.  While we dream of restoring and enjoying a collector car, the reality can sometimes be overwhelming.  Most restorations can take years to complete and are certainly not easy on the pocketbook. This is why all classic car restorations need to be approached with caution.  You…   Read More

Posted on March 8th, 2021

Major Metalwork on a Mustang Restoration at Wilson Auto Repair

We love Ford Mustangs!  And we love working on them even more!  As a matter of fact, we actually specialize in Ford Mustang repairs and restorations.  So, it does not surprise us that our customer trusts us with a massive restoration on his beloved Ford Mustang. This little pony has not had the easiest life…   Read More

Posted on February 23rd, 2021

The Best Way to Select a Classic Car Repair Shop in Texas

Repairing and maintaining classic cars is different than the repair and maintenance of modern-day vehicles. Classic cars didn’t utilize driver’s aids like power steering and computers. And most mechanics at your neighborhood repair shop have no experience working on classic cars. Here’s the best way to select a classic car repair shop in Texas: drive…   Read More

Posted on January 6th, 2021

Restoring a Ford Thunderbird at Wilson Auto Repair

The Ford Thunderbird, also known as the T-Bird, hit the scene in 1955 and instantly became a classic.  The sporty two-seater was never meant to be classified as a sports car, but rather a new type of upscale luxury vehicle. Another row of seats was added in 1958 which increased its sales four times over…   Read More

Posted on August 21st, 2020

Classic Car and Truck Projects at Wilson Auto Repair – August 2020

Summer is officially halfway over, and it has been a hot summer to say the least.  If you have been following our project posts, then you know the heat has been on since early July.   The projects keep rolling in and we have another group of pictures to share with you so you can see…   Read More

Posted on April 17th, 2020

Classic Car Restorations at Wilson Auto Courtesy of Lori Wilson Photography

Lori Wilson is the daughter of Barry Wilson and owner of Lori Wilson Photography.  She is a very talented photographer and her photography subjects are typically families, newborns and adult and child portraits.   In the beginning of 2020, just before the pandemic took over, Lori was kind enough to make it by the shop and…   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