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Car of the Week: 1973 Ford Bronco Ranger

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Curt Hendrickson tried about everything he could think of to kill off his 1973 Ford Bronco. For 30 years, the rugged little 4×4 was busy jumping stumps, dodging trees, plowing through mud and living in the great outdoors. The Bronco tracked deer, hunted for fowl, crossed rivers, climbed steep hills and generally took a beating. More »

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New brake booster has Saratoga ready to roll again

The original brake booster unit in this 1957 Chrysler Saratoga needed to be replaced. Inevitably, rubber pieces wear out through time, and a Mopar unit is basically a rubber accordion that moves back and forth as the brake pedal is used.

The original brake booster unit in this 1957 Chrysler Saratoga needed to be replaced. Follow these steps to give your car a boost. More »

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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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