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Dodge Challenger Parts Restore Mopar Muscle

Back in the heyday of the muscle car, it took Dodge a while to catch up with the Mustang, but it's said that perfection takes time. Thanks to the efforts of product planners, designers and stylists who gave it progressive styling, tapered high-back bucket seats, powerful engines, and an all-out muscle car demeanor, Dodge Challenger was the hottest automobile Chrysler Corporation had ever produced.

Back in the heyday of the muscle car, it took Dodge a while to catch up with the Mustang, but it's said that perfection takes time. Thanks to the efforts of product planners, designers and...

'83 Chevy C3500 Dually - Keep on Truckin'

Over the course of the last decade, southern California has become what some might call "the land of the Prius". The region's beach cities, suburbs, and sprawling freeway traffic jams are always packed with tiny hybrid economy cars. As lovers of the V8 and classic American muscle, we sometimes feel a little rebellious roaring past the slow-moving hatchbacks, but we recently met someone who takes this counter-cultural spirit to a whole new level. Enter Donnille Leubner and his massive Chevy C3500 dually. If owning the road sounds appealing, this is the rig for you.

Over the course of the last decade, southern California has become what some might call "the land of the Prius". The region's beach cities, suburbs, and sprawling freeway traffic jams are always...

'63 Impala SS - Lowrider Heritage



Under the hood of this Impala, you'll find a fully rebuilt and modified 350ci small-block. Ernesto tells us he prefers the bare aluminum and black powdercoated parts over chrome, since he didn't want the car looking too flashy.

Every classic car has a story behind it—it's one of our favorite things about these vintage machines. Some have been bought, sold, abandoned, restored, and customized multiple times throughout their lifetimes. Others are left to rust for decades at a time, only to be later discovered and finally appreciated. Others, still, are meticulously cared for by their original owners from day one.

Under the hood of this Impala, you'll find a fully rebuilt and modified 350ci small-block. Ernesto tells us he prefers the bare aluminum and black powdercoated parts over chrome, since he...

'74 Plymouth Barracuda - One Mean Fish

We've always been big fans of the Plymouth Barracuda, especially in its final 1970-74 iteration. The sleek lines, wide stance, variety of potent engine choices, and vibrant color options made it a strong contender in the muscle car era. So, when we saw this lean, green resto-modded Barracuda pull into our showroom parking lot, we knew we had to check it out.

We've always been big fans of the Plymouth Barracuda, especially in its final 1970-74 iteration. The sleek lines, wide stance, variety of potent engine choices, and vibrant color options made it...

1968 Nova SS - Troublemaker

The 383 stroker motor's low rumble and lopey idle reveal this Nova's high-performance intentions even before the cowl hood is popped.

No matter who you are or what your upbringing was like, it's likely that you remember your first time driving a fast car. It's a feeling of heart-stopping exhilaration to put your foot to the floor, hear the engine roar to life, and feel yourself thrust forward as the tires scream for mercy. The experience is so life-changing that it even transcends generations, as the pursuit of speed passes from parents to their children.

The 383 stroker motor's low rumble and lopey idle reveal this Nova's high-performance intentions even before the cowl hood is popped.

No matter who you are or what your upbringing was like,...

"Dog Days" Photo Contest Winner - Bulldogs Rollin'

Here at Classic Industries, we love dogs. Whether you're wrenching in the garage, going for a cruise, or hanging out at a car show, your four-legged best friends will always want to be by your side.

Bec Allnatt currently lives with her husband and two bulldogs in Perth, Australia, and has always been a big fan of classic cars.

Here at Classic Industries, we love dogs. Whether you're wrenching in the garage, going for a cruise, or hanging out at a car show, your four-legged best friends will always want to be by your...

1958 Chevy Stepside - Timeless Lines

Chrome Cragar 390 Street Pro wheels with "spinner" center caps fit the truck's lightly modified style perfectly.

One of our favorite aspects of classic trucks is the diversity of their designs. Unlike today's trucks, which seem to have become relatively boxy and homogeneous, these vintage models often feature distinctive styling cues and sleek aircraft-inspired lines. Now that trucks have become all about masculinity and "tough" looks, observing the smooth curves of a 1950s pickup is like a breath of fresh air.

Chrome Cragar 390 Street Pro wheels with "spinner" center caps fit the truck's lightly modified style perfectly.

One of our favorite aspects of classic trucks is the diversity of their...

1971 Chevy C20 Pickup - Fixer-Upper

One of the biggest difficulties with classic cars is the fact that they're rarely viewed as classics until most of them are already gone. That seemingly ordinary beater rusting away in a scrap yard may someday become something priceless, but by that point, the elements will have already taken their toll on it. This catch-22 is especially applicable to pickup trucks, many of which are viewed as boring, utilitarian work vehicles—until they eventually gain appreciation as classics. Then, suddenly everyone is scrambling to find clean examples to restore and show off.

One of the biggest difficulties with classic cars is the fact that they're rarely viewed as classics until most of them are already gone. That seemingly ordinary beater rusting away in a scrap...

Wheel Weight & Why It Matters

There's no question about it—one of the most important parts of any car project is choosing the right set of wheels. First of all, you've got to pick the right style. Do you want vintage rally wheels, classic mag five-spokes, or something more aggressive and modern? Then, you've got to select the right size, and make sure they'll fit properly on your vehicle. However, there's one more crucial point to consider before making your decision—wheel weight.

There's no question about it—one of the most important parts of any car project is choosing the right set of wheels. First of all, you've got to pick the right style. Do you want vintage rally...