Turning a Barnfind Into a Driver

It’s every car enthusiast’s dream to participate in a barnfind. To discover a car of their childhood, a rare and highly sought after muscle car that had been stowed away in a garage (or front yard) for decades, or just a cool car that seems unloved and underappreciated.   Unfortunately, the reality is that regardless of the kind of car it is, or how rare it is, it’s still an old … Continue reading »

Mopar Lighting Guide - A, B, and E-Body Bulb Charts

Owning a classic Mopar car is a labor of love, since finding the right restoration parts can sometimes be a difficult task. That's why Classic Industries began offering restoration parts for a variety of A, B, and E-Body models--we want to help Mopar owners restore their cars and keep them in showroom condition. With this philosophy in mind, we also wanted to help restorers tackle some of the trickier tasks, such as … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

1969 Camaro RS/SS

If you are getting into classic cars for the first time, you'll quickly discover that your fellow enthusiasts have a language of their own. Some of the first terms you'll encounter in online discussion forums and parts catalogs are references to A-Body, B-Body, E-Body, F-Body, and so on. It's even more simple than it looks. GM, Ford, and Chrysler made many different vehicles on a small handful of platforms. These platforms were usually called "bodies." One of the most simple examples is the GM F-Body, which was used to built 1967-2002 Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird models.

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Corrosion, Current, and Your Battery

Don't Let Corroded Battery Terminals Leave You Stranded Few things are more disappointing than setting out to drive your car only to find the engine doesn't start. Hundreds of moving parts have to be in working order to make a car run and drive, but the battery, alternator, and starter are the usual suspects. So, when you pop the hood and check the battery, what do your battery posts look … Continue reading »

Hardware not included.

Don't re-assemble your project with used nuts and bolts, start your restoration with the right hardware. All of it. Let Classic Industries simplify your project with one of our convenient hardware kits. No dirty nuts and no rusty bolts. Just brand new fasteners, sorted and labeled to make sure your vehicle has the same grade of hardware as the day it left the factory, with no missing or leftover pieces.

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Inner Rear Side Panel

There's quite a selection of restoration sheet metal these days, and trying to decide where to start can be daunting. The best path to take will ultimately depend on where you start. 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?

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Understeer vs Oversteer

In the general sense, the Guldstrand Mod offers better cornering performance with no other changes to the stock suspension.

Technically speaking, the Guldstrand Mod maximizes the tire contact patch under cornering by moving the upper control arm pivot points down 3/4", raising the roll center and improving the camber curve. It also makes the steering more responsive because it relocates the spindle 1/4" towards the rear, causing positive caster.

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Repair Your Scratched Dash Lens With OER® Secret Formula

Fixing a Scratched Dash Lens If your vehicle has scratched, hazy instruments, you may need to clean and polish your dash lens. Scratched dash lens repair is a very simple process, and it's a great way to refresh the look and feel of your interior, and Classic Industries is here to help. Firstly, you'll want to remove your lens from the instrument housing. This process varies from car to car, … Continue reading »