News Desk, on Aug 1, 2013 9:53:07 AM
There is a well-known saying about leftover parts. "You know a job was done right when you have pieces left over." Of course, this is nonsense. Leftover hardware is a sign that something wasn't put together properly, and the saying itself is just a poor excuse for an incomplete job. On the other end of the spectrum, there is the issue of not enough hardware, which has just as many associated problems.
Do you have slight rust in a non-critical area? Is road salt eating your quarter panels? Are the great outdoors entering your interior from the floor or the roof?
If most of the original sheet metal is intact, patch panels are often the best way to proceed.
We recently received a call from the guys at Lowrider about repairing a trunk floor that had been modified for use with a hydraulic system. They had large holes to fill, but the corrosion was minimal.
This is textbook example of where patch panels are ideal.
Sometimes called the G-Mod or GS-Mod, Guldstrand Mod offers better cornering performance with no other changes to the stock suspension. The Guldstrand Mod is the process of relocating the stock upper control arm pivot by less than an inch, a modification that requires drilling four holes and very little else. It works for 1967-69 Camaro and Firebird, as well as 1968-74 Chevy II/Nova models.
News Desk, on May 16, 2013 11:48:46 AM
While owners of early F-bodies have access to reproduction and replacement parts for virtually any limited production package conceived, owners of Pontiac's third generation Firebird and Trans Am models have had to hunt for suitable used parts at junkyards, swap meets, online auctions, and message boards.
A Mopar enthusiast from Austria is the proud new owner of this black beauty. However, before this 1968 Charger set off for its new European home, it found its way to the Classic Industries showroom in Huntington Beach, California.
The new owner was on a tight schedule, but fortunately for all of us, he did have enough time for the Classic Industries photography team to get a few shots of this immaculate Mopar icon.
News Desk, on Mar 25, 2013 9:57:29 AM
For enthusiasts, a car's story can be more important than the car itself. Whether it’s spending memorable moments in the garage with dad, date nights and cruise-ins with that special someone, or highly-embellished tales of well-earned race victories, a car with a unique history becomes much more than mere transportation, it becomes the main character in its own story. The latest addition to the Classic Industries collection, a unique 1969 Camaro built by one of the greatest legends in drag racing, is a character with its own unique history. The story begins with John Penso, part of the Flying Dutchman funny car crew and close friend of drag racing legend “Mr. Chevrolet” Dick Harrell. When Penso wanted a fast car for the street, but couldn’t find anything fast enough, he knew Harrell was the man to see. Penso made arrangements to fly to the Dick Harrell Performance Center in Kansas City, Missouri and drive a 427-powered 1969 Camaro back to his home in California.
News Desk, on Jan 28, 2013 6:37:09 PM
The 2013 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA was host to the first public display of the entire Classic Industries resto-mod collection. The event was the latest celebration of Classic Industries 35th anniversary. The most recent project, a supercharged 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air roadster dubbed OPEN AIR, was the centerpiece of the display, with previous builds from the series standing as reminders of what an enthusiast can do with the right catalog.
Impala, Bel Air, and Biscayne owners wanting to restore their exterior now have a new option in this all-new OER reproduction grill for 1964 full size B-Body models.
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