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DIY: 1963 Impala Steering Wheel Removal & Replacement

Restoring any classic car is a big undertaking, but Classic Industries is here to help you along the way. In addition to providing a huge selection of restoration parts, we've also created some DIY guides to show you how to replace common items in your own garage. Today, we'll be taking a look at how to remove and replace a 1963 Impala steering wheel. These steps will be similar for other Impala and Full Size Chevy vehicles of this era.

1957 Chevy Bel Air - Inherited from Dad

Classic cars often carry powerful memories of time spent together with family members. Whether it's the result of wrenching on the car, going to shows, or simply cruising together, these special vehicles develop into an extension of the bond between spouses, siblings, or parents and their children. This '57 Bel Air belonged to Louie Breceda's father for 45 years, so when he passed away, Louie inherited it and preserved it. In a way, Louie's dad lives on through this car.

DIY: How to Replace Camaro/Firebird Window Felts

Every classic car has parts that wear out over time, but some tend to need replacement sooner than others. Soft items like bushings, hoses, and weatherstrip are often the first to go, especially when they're exposed to heat, moisture, and harsh sunlight for decades. Window felts are another such item. When they deteriorate, moisture and dirt can enter the door, and the glass may rattle loudly. Thankfully, it's possible to replace your car's old window felts in your own garage. Today, we'll take a look at how to replace window felts on the second-generation 1970-81 Camaro and Firebird/Trans Am.

The 1981 Camaro Z28 photo above is courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

OER Smart Battery Chargers Keep Your Muscle Machines Batteries Strong

Have you ever jumped in your 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang early on a Saturday morning to grab some caffeine and good vibes at the local Cars & Coffee gathering only to have the pony car not start? That slow cranking malaise sort of sound with no success sure is annoying. Or maybe your numbers matching 1970 Plymouth Superbird is only very sparingly driven and the battery has discharged. Perhaps that Trans Am 1969 Camaro Z28 had an outrageously successful vintage racing season, and it needs to be tucked away for a well-earned winter hibernation before next year’s campaign.

Installing 1969 F-100 Parts on Ford Muscle's Project Truck

No matter how well-made and durable a classic vehicle is, the passage of time always takes its toll. Case in point, take a look at this 1969 Ford F-100 that belongs to our friends at Ford Muscle magazine. The amount of rusty patina on its body panels is a sign that this truck needed a little TLC. Specifically, the glass and weatherstrip on its cab were cracked and severely deteriorated. So, they picked up some original-style replacement parts from Classic Industries and got to work restoring it. Read on to see how our 1969 Ford F-100 parts improved this project truck.

The 70th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

A 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Kurier won Best of Show at the 70th edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, August 15, 2021. For the first time ever there were also 38 former Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show automobiles on display to welcome the 540K to this prestigious club of Best of Show winners at the pinnacle of vintage automobile events.

Classic Industries FAQ: 3 Ways to Contact Us

Restoring a classic car is a labor of love, and it's not always easy. You may run into problems while you're installing a part you've already purchased, have questions about which parts to get, or need help requesting a catalog. Either way, Classic Industries customer service representatives are standing by to assist you. In this article, we'll take a look at three ways you can contact us: phone, email, or face-to-face at our Retail Showroom.

Classic Industries FAQ: Checkout & Discount Codes

When you've found the restoration parts you need for your classic car on ClassicIndustries.com, you'll be ready to place an order. The basic checkout process is simple, but there are some tips and tricks you may not be aware of. In this FAQ article, we'll guide you through the checkout process, including how to add a Classic Industries discount code to your order.

Classic Industries FAQ: Account Management & Order Tracking

Whether you're a new Classic Industries customer or you've been shopping with us for decades, you'll find several helpful functions on the Account Management page on ClassicIndustries.com. These include tracking packages, checking order status, viewing previous orders, changing addresses, and more. Read on as we explain a few of these features, and how they can help you get the most out of our web site.

DIY Nova Dashboard Restoration with Chevy Hardcore

Unless you're fortunate enough to be the original owner of your classic car, it's likely that you may find some repairs or restoration done by the previous owner. Sometimes the work is done properly, but in many cases, it's not up to par. To get your car back to original condition, you may have to undo botched repairs and replace incorrect parts. In a recent Chevy Hardcore article, the owner of this beautiful 1971 Nova showed how he repaired his car's dashboard using parts from Classic Industries.