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1969 Camaro 383 Stroker Removed, Disassembled.

What a thing of beauty.  No, beauty is not in the eye of the beholder, it is an absolute quality, and this mill absolutely has it!  In my earlier post on this engine job I suggested that the engine was a crate item.  Turns out this is […]

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The ’79 Beetle Runs Now

The 1979 VW Beetle is now among the world of operational automobiles.  She starts, she runs, she can pull herself in and out of the garage.  Go here to watch it! Wires and chrome and paint and parts, oh my.  This Volkswagen engine restoration included just […]

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Lincoln Continental Body And Paint Restoration Gets Primed

OK, now that the body work is done let’s get this custom Continental in primer!  That’ll be great, something new to sand.  All the rust repair on this ’66 Lincoln is complete, all the bodywork is done, the car has been block sanded to 180 grit, and […]

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’69 Camaro Gets Its Motor Woke Up!

This is so cool!  A red ’69 Camaro that belongs to a great guy who wants great work done to it.  It’s fast and fun to drive, but why not just make it killer out of control fast and mean sounding.  This Camaro is top quality and […]

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1951 Ford Partial Restoration

This wonderful Ford restoration is another one from the unpublished archives.  What a great opportunity it was performing the restoration work on this ’51 Ford.  I’m very grateful for all the good people and interesting cars that have come through over the years.  The client has owned […]

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1965 Chevy Truck Hot Rod Restoration

Far out!  This Chevrolet truck restoration project just came to the garage for the proper hot rod treatment.  Perfect paint, custom interior, updated chassis, and a great motor.  I’m always grateful to make a new friend and get to work on their restoration project. The customer on […]

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Color Sanded, Buffed, ’57 Ford Panel Hot Rod Getting Assembled

So here we are with the ’57 Ford Hot Rod Panel Truck with the paint color sanded and buffed and getting put back together.  Depending on what kind of interesting challenges arise during final fit, this baby will go to mechanical next week and do things like […]

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’71 Beetle Restoration Getting Closer To Paint

There’s just a ton of labor that goes into this kind of project!  The last update on this project showed the car after the high-build primer had been applied.  Now it all gets sanded by hand.  The high-build primer is a polyester product that fills small imperfections […]

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’79 Volkswagen Restoration Engine Installation

Now the ’79 Beetle restoration has power.  Chrome engine goodies are nice when you can get them, and painted shrouding looks great when you can’t.  Since this is an unusual installation- a carbureted engine going into a car that was originally fuel injected, not everything is off-the-shelf. […]

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1937 GMC Flatbed Restoration

I’ll bet you think this photo looks a lot like yesterday’s post, right?  Well, it kind of is, but this hard-to-figure-out photo is of another project altogether.  This is the frame for a ’37 GMC Flatbed that is being restored here.  Like the ’41 I posted yesterday, […]

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