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.

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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Pinpointing carburetion problems

Article #5 in our 10-part 2010 Restoration series
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Repair without paint

Paintless dent repair is possible with care
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Door Support Build Up

2010 Restoration Series Part #3
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Front-End Overhaul

OK, it’s time. The steering is loose, a funny wear pattern is showing up in the front tires, the wheels vibrate like crazy at freeway speeds and it won’t stay in alignment. Time to overhaul the front end on your collector car! More »

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The Basics of Spraying

Learning to get the paint from a gun onto a surface without it sagging, running or being too dry is not a skill, it is an art and an art that can only be perfected by practice, practice, practice. More »

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To Restore or Not to Restore

The best answer for the vintage vehicle owner.
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