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Building & Driving a Factory Five Racing Mk4 1965 427SC Cobra Replica

Author's Note: This is a Classic Industries team member's car. As of this writing, we've logged over 900 miles on our Factory Five Racing Mk4 Cobra roadster replica. Since this is the very same sports car that is the subject of the book that I wrote, How To Build Cobra Kit Cars + Buying Used, we thought you would enjoy reading about our first test drive of the FFR Mk4 after Dad and I constructed this little road burner.

Top 10 Reasons to Insulate for Sound & Heat with Flatline Barriers

Flatline Barriers, available through Classic Industries, provides the absolute best sound and heat elimination solutions for American pony cars and muscle machines. Flatline Barriers insulation kits are available for a wide range of GM, Plymouth, Dodge, Ford, and Mercury vehicles. "Where heat and sound meet their maker," is Flatline Barrier's slogan. Their tagline doesn't ring true... More accurately, it ever so softly thuds true. Follow along and you'll find out why.

Champagne & Cream: ICON's Custom '48 Chevy Truck

The perfect color scheme can make a huge difference for any classic car restoration or restomod project. Case in point, take a look at this stunning 1948 Chevy Thriftmaster built by the talented team at ICON. It's powered by an LS3 V8 and rides on an updated Art Morrison chassis, but the coolest part of the build might just be its combination of colors: champagne metallic paint, cream accents, and a chocolate suede leather interior.

Video: 3-Day Camaro Transformation into a Masterpiece at the 2024 GNRS

An amazing transformation took place at the 2024 Grand National Roadster Show. The build team at Orange County Hot Rods turned a bone stock 1969 Chevy Camaro 350 into a pro touring, canyon carving masterpiece in less than 3 days! What's more, this talented crew of craftsmen made it look easy, and that's with a crowd of automotive enthusiasts watching the less than 72-hour spectacle throughout the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday event. Watch the exciting video and read on to see just how this five-man crew of car craftsmen completed this challenging Camaro pro touring project.

Tech Tip: How to Repair '55 Chevy Fenders

When it comes to restoring a classic car, there are different schools of thought. Some restorers prefer to keep as much original sheetmetal as possible, which usually requires repair and patching of rusty or damaged areas. Others prefer buying original-style reproduction panels, which greatly reduces labor and ensures every seam and contour is where it should be. The good news is that Classic Industries caters to both — we have patch panels for original sheetmetal and a huge selection of reproduction body panels, too. A recent article from our friends at Modern Rodding shows both options in action on their 1955 Chevy restoration project.

Decoding the 1964-1973 Mustang VIN: A Comprehensive Buyer's Guide

Whether you're searching for a 1964-1973 Ford Mustang to purchase, or you already own one, it's super important that you know how to decode the Mustang's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The VIN tells you how the Mustang was originally equipped when it first rolled off one of Ford's magical assembly lines.

The Art of Restraint: LS7-Powered 1970 Z28

When you're building a custom classic car from the ground up, there's a strong temptation to go big and bold. While we certainly appreciate flashy, show-stopping builds with bright paint and aggressive bodywork, there's also something to be said for keeping it simple. For Steve, the owner of this 1970 Camaro Z28, an understated custom was exactly what he wanted from day one. The result took 10 years to achieve, and was recently featured by the YouTube channel AutotopiaLA.

Choosing the Perfect Carpet for Your Muscle Car: Good, Better, or Best

Installing new carpet in your American muscle car or truck is a fantastic way to lay the groundwork for transforming your vehicle's interior. Sears & Roebuck Co., a renowned mail order and retail giant, popularized the Good-Better-Best approach to marketing their extensive range of products. Who can forget the exceptional quality of Sears' Best Craftsman tools that stood the test of time? Classic Industries employs a similar strategy when it comes to carpet options, ensuring that finding the perfect carpet for your ride is a breeze.

Photo Gallery & Article - The 74th Annual Grand National Roadster Show

How time flies! There have now been 74 annual Grand National Roadster Shows. The 74th GNRS took place on Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the Pomona, CA Fairplex. Al and Mary Slonaker presented the first GNRS in 1950 in Oakland, CA. In 2004, the Grand National Roadster Show moved from Northern California to its present home at the Pomona Fairplex in Southern California.

Classic Industries Featured Restorations - Is Your Vehicle Ready?

Here's a quiz question for you that has several answers. Like with many tests, there is only one correct answer. The question is, "What do all of these cars shown in the lead photo have in common?