Petrolicious Video: "El Hemi" 1970 Challenger Restoration

One of our favorite aspects of classic car restoration is the impact it has on families across generations. Vehicles are often passed down from father to son to grandson, developing a significance that far transcends the metal, rubber, fabric, and glass they're constructed from. This video from Petrolicious perfectly demonstrates the importance of a classic muscle car to one family in Indiana. The 426ci Hemi-powered 1970 Challenger R/T was originally … Continue reading »






A Car Guy's Christmas Poem

The following poem comes courtesy of Hemmings Daily reader Vance Mehlenbacher in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. We liked it so much, we wanted to share it with all of you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and in the garage There sat in the corner, a classic old Dodge My sixty nine Charger, near ready to go To all of next season’s … Continue reading »






/DRIVE Video - The Perfect IROC?

We've always been fans of the third-gen Camaro, so it's nice to see the increased attention it's getting lately. Much like the second-gen cars were unappreciated for years, and then suddenly became popular again, we're seeing a resurgence in interest in the third-gen F-body vehicles. This is especially true of the IROC-Z, one of the most iconic American cars of the 1980s. Popular automotive YouTube channel /DRIVE published a video today that … Continue reading »






1967-02 Camaro VIN Decoder & Information

When you're tackling a restoration project, it's essential to know the original specifications of the vehicle you're restoring. If you don't know how your car rolled off the factory floor, it's much more difficult to return it to that condition. This is especially true due to the tendency of classic cars to be rebuilt and/or modified over the years. So, what's the best way to learn your vehicle's factory specs? The answer is … Continue reading »






Truck Bed Wood - A Beginner's Guide

You've probably heard the line that "car-guy speak is like another language" and there may be some truth to that statement. After all, we tend to use a lot of complex terms that can be confusing to those with less experience. However, here at Classic Industries, we want to clear up the confusion, and make it easy for anyone to tackle their first restoration project. With this in mind, we'd like to … Continue reading »






1970 Challenger R/T - Mopar Parts on Display

If you've visited our Huntington Beach, California, Retail Showroom in the last few months, you'll no doubt recognize this week's featured car. That's because this 1970 Challenger R/T is currently on display in the center of the room! The Classic Industries Retail Showroom serves not only as a restoration parts storefront for local customers, but also as a showcase for timeless cars like this one. After all, what better way to … Continue reading »






Camaro History - Five Generations of Iconic Design

There's no doubt the Chevrolet Camaro is a masterfully-designed piece of engineering. After all, this eye-catching appearance is one reason why it has stood the test of time, and captured the hearts of enthusiasts for nearly half a century. But, have you ever wondered how each of the 5 iconic generation designs came to be? With the all-new 6th Generation 2016 Camaro right around the corner, GM designers have given us a rare look … Continue reading »






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Are you experiencing problems with our site? If so, try resetting your cookies. When using our web site and receiving unexpected results, most errors can be fixed by resetting your browser's cookies. This is a simple process, and only takes a few minutes. Before resetting your cookies, it's important to know that this process will remove all items from your shopping cart. If you'd like to save the items in your … Continue reading »






Search Feature FAQ - Finding the Parts You Need

Important Note: The Classic Industries Search Engine has been updated for 2016, making it easier to find the parts you need. Please click the following link to learn more: Classic Industries 2016 Search Feature Updates We often receive questions from customers about how to best find the parts they need on ClassicIndustries.com. So, we decided to answer some of these common questions here on our blog. If you ever have … Continue reading »






'90 Chevy C2500 - Rendering a Restoration

One of the most difficult things about restoring a classic car or truck is envisioning what the end result will look like. Sure, those shiny new parts look great in the photos online, and even in their boxes in your garage, but how will they look on your project vehicle? Also, how do you choose the right paint color, wheel size, and ride height with nothing more than a mental picture? … Continue reading »