Tag Archives: Restoration

  • Hands on Cars Episode 1- How to Inspect and Evaluate a Project Car

    The first episode of Hand on Cars, from Eastwood and Kevin Tetz, body work expert, paint wizard and all around car guy. In the first episode Kevin takes you through the process of inspecting a prospective project car before buying it. The car in question? One of the nearly quarter million 1978 Camaros Chevy built, but this one is a Z28 which makes it one of only about 50,000.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • How To Retrofit Modern Gauges in Your Classic

     A retro looking dash for a 60's Chevy truck will cost you about $400+, that's a lot to spend on just the dash.  Depending on your gauge layout there is another affordable option that will not only retain a classic original look, it will also allow the use of modern gauges.  In this article I'll show you how to retrofit modern gauges into an original cluster by only making a few minor modifications to the factory hardware.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Selecting the Right Air Compressor

    An air compressors is a tool, specifically it is a tool to run other tools, unless you just need a volume of air compressed for a SCUBA tank or to inflate a tire. What sort and how big of a compressor you need is going to depend a lot on what sort of tools you need to run with it. A body shop running DA sanders and a paint booth all day long needs a much more robust compressor than an engine shop running impact guns and occasionally a media blast booth.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Sheet Metal Tools

    A plasma cutter is a life saver for irregular shapes or thicker metal. Sure they are much more expensive than mechanical cutting tools, but for really complicated shapes and cut-outs nothing is faster and easier than a plasma cutter.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • C-10 / C-20 Trailing Arm, Coil Spring Perch Rebuild

    The rusty trailing arms on my 1963 C-20 were about as bad as they come, so much so I could reach my hand through some of the rust holes.  About a year ago I stenciled out 3/16" plate and welded them on both sides of the arms in order to regain structural rigidity so I could drive it safely.  As you'll see in later pictures I have yet to weld in one of the plates but it is already cut and will be welded in soon.  Click Here To Read Full Post...