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Video: The New Buick Regal Catalog

In case you've missed the big news, Classic Industries recently announced eight all-new catalogs for Buick and Oldsmobile models, and we're excited to offer a wide array of classic car restoration parts for these models in the near future. Our catalogs will be coming soon for many of these vehicles, but the first one of these lines has already been released.

In case you've missed the big news, Classic Industries recently announced eight all-new catalogs for Buick and Oldsmobile models, and we're excited to offer a wide array of classic car...

Classic Industries Launches New Catalogs for 2017

Since the company's inception in 1976, Classic Industries has always been forging ahead to provide much-needed restoration parts for classic cars and trucks. The Classic Industries product line started with carpets for the first-generation Camaro, but it certainly didn't stop there.

After becoming the industry leader in Camaro restoration parts, Classic Industries expanded into Firebird / Trans Am, Chevy II / Nova, Impala / Bel Air / Biscayne / Caprice, Chevy and GMC Trucks, 1955-57 "Tri-Five" Chevy, and most recently Mopar Dodge / Plymouth A, B, and E-body. The innovation and expansion still isn't stopping — in Spring 2017, Classic industries proudly announced a new line of catalogs for Buick and Oldsmobile models.

Since the company's inception in 1976, Classic Industries has always been forging ahead to provide much-needed restoration parts for classic cars and trucks. The Classic Industries product...

Video: Classic Industries Restoration Parts in Action

When you really think about it, classic car parts are simply a precise amalgamation of metal, rubber, plastic, vinyl, and wood. The essential elements of authenticity, fit, and attention to detail also come into play, but a part is little more than a cool-looking paperweight until it's actually put to use.

When you really think about it, classic car parts are simply a precise amalgamation of metal, rubber, plastic, vinyl, and wood. The essential elements of authenticity, fit, and attention to...

Mopar Announces Official Partnership with Classic Industries

Breaking News: at the SEMA Show this week in Las Vegas, Mopar announced its official restoration partnership with Classic Industries. This announcement comes as part of the unveiling of Mopar.com/restoration — a new online resource for owners and restorers of classic Dodge and Plymouth vehicles.

Breaking News: at the SEMA Show this week in Las Vegas, Mopar announced its official restoration partnership with Classic Industries. This announcement comes as part of the unveiling of ...

New for 2016: Classic Industries Search Feature Updates

Here at Classic Industries, we are always looking to provide superior service, and help you find the restoration and performance parts you need for your classic car or truck. Searching for these parts should be fast and easy, so we've been working hard to make major improvements to our ClassicIndustries.com search feature. These improvements make searching for parts much more intuitive, allowing you to quickly find the parts you're looking for.

That said, here's a list of some of the search feature updates we've added for 2016. Next time you search for restoration parts on our web site, keep these new tips and tricks in mind!

Here at Classic Industries, we are always looking to provide superior service, and help you find the restoration and performance parts you need for your classic car or truck. Searching for these...

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.

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...

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!

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...

/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.

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...

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 simple: the VIN.

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...

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 talk about truck bed wood. After all, if you're new to restoring trucks, you might not know the difference between bed strips, angle strips, reinforcement strips, and cross sills. Fortunately, it's pretty simple—just take a look at the diagram below:

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...