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All Chevy Performance: '63 Chevy II Side Window Replacement Guide

Several Classic Industries products recently appeared in the February 2022 issue of All Chevy Performance magazine, when the owner of this 1963 Chevy II set out to replace its side window glass. The article explains, "Although it’s impossible to tell now, Scudellari started out with a car that was rough. In fact, it was so rough he got it for free." As you can see from these photos, it has been fully restored inside and out, thanks to a selection of quality parts and lots of diligent labor.

All Chevy Performance Features '62 Bel Air with Classic Industries Parts

Here at Classic Industries, we're car enthusiasts at heart, so there's nothing that makes us happier than to see the restoration parts we offer being put to good use. Just like an instrument-maker watching one of his instruments played in a symphony, we love witnessing Classic Industries parts incorporated into beautiful classic car restoration projects. For a perfect example of what we mean, check out this 1962 Bel Air that was recently featured in the February 2022 issue of All Chevy Performance magazine.

Danchuk 1955-57 Chevy Parts Still Available at Classic Industries

In 1976, Classic Industries started from a humble beginning selling reproduction carpet kits for the first-generation Camaro. That very same year, our friends at Danchuk started producing their very first 1955-57 "Tri-Five" Chevy restoration part (a '57 park light lens). Over the decades, both companies have grown in parallel. In 2012, we began working together when we introduced our 1955-57 Chevy catalog containing several parts manufactured by Danchuk. This week, Danchuk announced that it will no longer be selling parts directly to consumers, but don't worry! Classic Industries will continue to carry and sell the Danchuk Chevy 150, 210, Bel Air parts you know and love.

Tredwear's Translammed Project Fused a 1978 Trans Am with a Corvette Z06

What do you do if you have two damaged cars that are beyond repair? Most people would sell them for scrap, or use them as parts donors for cars that are in better shape. The team at Tredwear had a much bolder idea: fuse the two cars together to create something truly unique. In this case, it was a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am shell blended onto the underpinnings of a C5 Corvette Z06. The result is an extremely cool wide-body muscle car with 1980s racing-inspired aerodynamic elements and graphics. Classic Industries contributed parts to this build, and we were able to get a behind-the-scenes look at how it all came together.

Video: How Did Classic Industries Begin?

"This company was founded on the idea of bringing parts to people... it turned into something way larger than I ever expected." In a video interview with Kevin Cuenca, Classic Industries founder and CEO Jeff Leonard shed some light on the origin story of the company. It all started in 1976, when Jeff was looking for replacement carpet for his own Camaro RS. He didn't know back then that more than 45 years later, the company would be helping classic car fans around the world find parts for their Chevrolet, Pontiac, Dodge, Plymouth, Buick, and Ford restoration projects.

1967-1969 Camaro Tail Lights Guide

One nice thing about owning a first-generation 1967-1969 Camaro is the wide array of replacement parts available. You can buy original-style reproduction parts to restore your car to showroom condition, install a few subtle upgrades to modernize it slightly, or build a wild pro-touring car with the latest and greatest components. Today, we'll take a look at one easy upgrade that presents a few different choices: Camaro tail lights. First, we'll explain some of the replacement parts that are available, and then we'll show you how to install your new tail lights.

DIY 1967-69 Camaro Fender Emblem Installation

One of the important finishing touches to any classic car restoration project is installation of exterior emblems. Just like the cherry on a sundae, they add a bright visual element that makes everything else look even more appealing. However, getting these exterior emblems just right can be tricky. It's easy to misalign or misplace an emblem if you're eyeballing it. That's why Classic Industries offers convenient paper templates that match our emblems. Read on as we show you how to use our templates to install fender emblems on a 1967-69 Camaro.

1969 Camaro - A Bare Steel Canvas

For many classic car enthusiasts, vehicles are more than mere objects. They serve as shared projects that strengthen bonds between family members, introduce owners to new friends, and sometimes even lead to life-changing business opportunities. Frank Villareal, of Anaheim, California, has experienced each of these effects through his 1969 Camaro project. He explains, "I started building my own car, and next thing I know I'm building parts for people who like what they see. This car is what put me there, it's my canvas."

Classic Camaro Headlight Upgrade Guide

Automotive technology has changed a lot since the release of the Camaro, and headlights (a.k.a. headlamps) are a prime example. Through most of the '70s, American cars still featured incandescent sealed-beam lights. When these lights burned out, the entire unit had to be replaced, rather than simply inserting a new bulb into a reusable housing. Thankfully, several newer types of headlight were developed in the following decades, including halogen, HID, and LED. Today, we'll briefly go over each type and its advantages in this Camaro headlight upgrade guide.

DIY Camaro Front End Swap: How to Convert a 1981 Camaro to a 1970-73 RS Split Bumper

The second-gen 1970-1981 Camaro has become an extremely popular car among enthusiasts and restorers, and it's not hard to see why. It offers timeless styling, good value, and excellent performance potential thanks to a huge selection of aftermarket go-fast parts. Later "big bumper" models tend to be more affordable, but many potential buyers prefer the styling of the early "split bumper" Camaro RS. Thankfully, it's possible to convert a 1981 Camaro to the classic 1970-73 front end. In this article, we'll show you how to perform a DIY Camaro front end swap.