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RK Motors Charlotte spearheads Bronco resto in honor of fallen hero

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RK Motors Charlotte spearheaded a project to restore and customize a classic Ford Bronco in honor of fallen hero, US Navy SEAL Chief Adam Brown. More »

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1969 Corvette destroyed by Superstorm Sandy sees new life

This 1969 Corvette C3 is the automotive star of American Detours : Superstorm Sandy. The 'Vette was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy and is now back to its pre-storm glory.

This 1969 Corvette C3 is the automotive star of “American Detours: Superstorm Sandy.” It was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy and is now back to its pre-storm glory. More »

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Second chance: ‘The Build’ rescues a wrecked Malibu

American Modern Insurance is mating the wrecked 1965 Malibu body (above) from a satisfied customer claim to the chassis of a burned GTO from another claim to create “The Build” (below), which will be used to promote the insurer.

American Modern Insurance is mating the wrecked 1965 Malibu body from a satisfied customer claim to the chassis of a burned GTO from another claim to create “The Build”, which will be used to promote the insurer. More »

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Locked and Loaded: Restoring an ignition lock

The restored ignition lock and yoke. While the components are off the car, now is the time to paint and polish them.

The following tips have been learned over the course of restoring 1935-’36 Ford ignition locks. These tips may also be helpful for restoring other early Ford V-8 ignition switches. More »

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Custom Crosley: Reader’s mystery car leaves unanswered questions

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Last winter, Old Cars Weekly subscriber Brad Yoho of Stillwater, Minn., completed the restoration of an unusual 1948 Crosley that was customized several decades ago. The Crosley began as a factory-produced convertible, although the convertible Crosleys at this time had more of a sliding roof than a true complete folding top. Yoho believes the Crosley was customized in the mid 1950s, but he has been unable to find out much history of the vehicle to this point. More »

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Upholstery 101: An armrest project without too much elbow grease

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Fabricating new armrest covers is a fairly straightforward proposition that uses some basic techniques and the existing material as a pattern. We’ll show you how. More »

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King of the Road: Don’t ignore king pins in suspension rebuild

Figure 1: A front axle with all the brake components removed.

Follow these general steps and procedures when rebuilding king pins. More »

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Bumper Bolt-Up: Challenger gets repro bumper

Sean Branson eyeballs the new mounting brackets to determine if the existing holes will work. “A lot of times you’ll have to hog out some holes and maybe do a little welding on the brackets,” he said. “We have an aftermarket bumper and aftermarket bracket, and a lot of times you’ll be just an 1/8 inch off and you’ll have to adjust the holes. This gives you a lot of adjustment left to right, but not as much up and down."

The rear bumper on this Dodge Challenger couldn’t be saved. But Fast Freddie’s Rod Shop in Eau Claire, Wis., had a solution. See step-by-step installation. More »

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Bringing home a ‘barn find’

While many of us in the old car hobby dream of stumbling across a dusty but otherwise all-original vehicle in a barn, it’s a very rare occurrence. That is not to say that it doesn’t happen.

Just about any barn find is able to be transported in a trailer, and many are towable, while a few can actually be driven home. However, sometimes what is towable or “trailerable” (and maybe should be) is transformed into drivable. Here’s how to do it. More »

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Barn-find Jag E-Type to be restored

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A 1961 Jaguar E-Type “Flat Floor” Roadster which has sat dormant in a garage for more than 30 years will be restored by British restorers Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC). This car was the 60th to leave the production … More »

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