Restoration Tips

Is your car squeaking at every stop sign? Could your paint use some touching up? Old Cars Weekly presents tips and techniques for restoring classic cars and parts. Browse our collection of articles from restoring brakes to preparing your car for auto shows. We are your comprehensive resource for antique auto restoration.

Restoration Series: The whiter side

Well, I’m getting pretty far along on the hard, dusty trail of a full-blown restoration on my little ‘A’ Body Barracuda. There’s no turning back now, as I’ve stuffed all of my malnourished bank account into the body parts of my little fish car, turning once beaten panels into straightened steel, and beefing up a once sullen uni-body into a masculine, big-boned Mopar Whip. More »

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Restoration Series: Armed with proper paint gun

Paint is probably the first feature people immediately notice on a vintage vehicle. In order to get the best paint results, it is necessary to have the right tools for the job. There are a number of paint spray gun types on the market and in this article we’ll describe the styles and their uses to the hobbyist. More »

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Restoration Series: Vroom with a view

Part 3 of 10-part 2011 Old Cars Weekly Restoration Series More »

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Two-cylinder tear-down

Part 2 of 10-part 2011 Old Cars Weekly Restoration Series
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True grit: Sanding to perfect paint

Part 1 of 10-part 2011 Old Cars Weekly Restoration Series
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Do-it-yourself restoration: Reproducing parts

Part 10 of the 10-part 2010 Old Cars Weekly Restoration Series  More »

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Saving ol’ paint: Handle with care

Part nine of the 2010 Old Cars Weekly Restoration Series
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Tips for working with a fresh wiring harness

Part eight of the 2010 Old Cars Weekly Restoration Series
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Metalworking 101: Fundamentals of Fabrication

Part Seven of the Old Cars Weekly 2010 Restoration Series
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Paint by numbers: Top 10 vehicle restoration tips

Part Six of the Old Cars Weekly 2010 Restoration Series

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