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Posts Tagged ‘classic truck restoration’


Posted on September 30th, 2022

Classic GMC Truck Patch Panel Installation

Check out this classic GMC Truck we’re working on here at the shop. Sound starts at about the 20 second mark. You’ll see us installing a patch panel and get an overview on other work we’ll be doing on this classic truck. 

Posted on July 22nd, 2022

About Classic Truck Wheel Bearings

In this short video, I talk about wheel bearings for classic trucks and explain why changing the bearings should be a standard part of any restoration project.  If you’d like to see more videos about classic car restoration best practices and tips, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I also send a monthly newsletter with…   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 12th, 2021

1959 Chevrolet Apache Pickup Being Restored at Wilson Auto Repair

Part of the Chevrolet Task Force, the 1959 Chevrolet Apache was the last year for this series of trucks.  The Task Force ran in production from 1955-1959 and was then replaced by Chevrolet and GMC C/K-Series in 1960. The ’59 Apache is a highly sought-after collector vehicle as are the rest of the Task Force…   Read More

Posted on January 18th, 2021

1959 Ford F100 Pickup Restoration at Wilson Auto Repair

Ford F-Series pickup trucks have been one of the most popular vehicles in American history and have consistently been one of the best-selling trucks of all time. The first two generations of the F-Series (1948-1956) are wildly popular amongst collectors, but the 3rd, 4th, 5th and even 6th generation F-Series trucks are really gaining in…   Read More

Posted on May 15th, 2020

Ford Pickup Gets a Renovated Bed at Wilson Auto Repair

We have a Ford pickup truck that is being restored here at Wilson Auto Repair.  The guys have been working hard on it and are almost finished up renovating the bed for it.  They have done an incredible job and we wanted to show you our work! The original bed had a lot of rust. …   Read More

Posted on May 8th, 2020

We Have Come A Long Way on This Classic Ford Bronco Restoration

We often share progress of classic car and truck restorations we perform here at Wilson Auto Repair.  In them we usually cover a bunch of different projects, but this post is all about a Ford Bronco. We have had her for some time now and with the pandemic happening, this Bronco is going to be…   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 February 14th, 2020

Restoring a 1978 Ford Pickup to Dream Machine Specifications

A 1978 Ford pickup has arrived at Wilson Auto Repair for a full restoration.  The customer has in mind what his dream machine should look like and it is now our job to turn that dream into a reality. Here are some images of what he would like the truck to look like. You can…   Read More