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Clear Vue Valve Covers - PowerNation TV

The term "torture test" is thrown around a lot in the automotive aftermarket, but what does it really mean? A torture-tested part is used in an extreme scenario that shows what it's truly made of, and whether it can stand up to the abuse. Here at Classic Industries, we like seeing our parts pushed to the limit on cutting-edge builds, so when PowerNation told us they wanted to try our Clear Vue valve covers on their 1000hp turbocharged LS engine build, we gladly accepted.

The term "torture test" is thrown around a lot in the automotive aftermarket, but what does it really mean? A torture-tested part is used in an extreme scenario that shows what it's truly made of,...

Hardware 101: Nuts, Bolts, and Organization

The Problem: Leftover/Missing Hardware

The Classic Industries 1969 "Camotion" Camaro started life as a shell. Hardware not included.

There is a well-known saying about leftover parts. "You know a job was done right when you have pieces left over." Of course, this is nonsense. Leftover hardware is a sign that something wasn't put together properly, and the saying itself is just a poor excuse for an incomplete job. On the other end of the spectrum, there is the issue of not enough hardware, which has just as many associated problems.

The Problem: Leftover/Missing Hardware

The Classic Industries 1969 "Camotion" Camaro started life as a shell. Hardware not included.

There is a well-known saying about leftover parts. "You know...

What is the Guldstrand Mod?

What is the Guldstrand Mod?

Sometimes called the G-Mod or GS-Mod, Guldstrand Mod offers better cornering performance with no other changes to the stock suspension. The Guldstrand Mod is the process of relocating the stock upper control arm pivot by less than an inch, a modification that requires drilling four holes and very little else. It works for 1967-69 Camaro and Firebird, as well as 1968-74 Chevy II/Nova models.

What is the Guldstrand Mod?

Sometimes called the G-Mod or GS-Mod, Guldstrand Mod offers better cornering performance with no other changes to the stock suspension. The Guldstrand Mod is the...

Classic Industries Resurrects Rare Firebird Z20 Appearance Package

Firebird Z20 Spoilers Rise Like a Phoenix from the Ashes of Pontiac history.



Sales card describing Z20 Firebird Appearance Package to Pontiac Dealers

While owners of early F-bodies have access to reproduction and replacement parts for virtually any limited production package conceived, owners of Pontiac's third generation Firebird and Trans Am models have had to hunt for suitable used parts at junkyards, swap meets, online auctions, and message boards.

Firebird Z20 Spoilers Rise Like a Phoenix from the Ashes of Pontiac history.

Sales card describing Z20 Firebird Appearance Package to Pontiac Dealers

While owners of early F-bodies have access...

New 1964 Impala Grill Assembly Now Available

New OER Reproduction Grill Assembly Duplicates Original Fit and Appearance

Impala, Bel Air, and Biscayne owners wanting to restore their exterior now have a new option in this all-new OER reproduction grill for 1964 full size B-Body models.

New OER Reproduction Grill Assembly Duplicates Original Fit and Appearance

Impala, Bel Air, and Biscayne owners wanting to restore their exterior now have a new option in this all-new OER...

The Classic Industries Credit Card

Not Your Typical Credit Card Offer: The Classic Industries VISA Platinum Rewards Card

For enthusiasts, building cars is more than just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle!

Not Your Typical Credit Card Offer: The Classic Industries VISA Platinum Rewards Card

For enthusiasts, building cars is more than just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle!

Is your 5th Gen Camaro suspension too soft?

Ready For A 5th Gen Camaro Suspension Upgrade?

So, your recently-purchased 5th generation Camaro no longer smells of new car. It doesn’t even smell certified pre-owned. The honeymoon is winding down and the onset of familiarity is unmistakable. You are now entering a phase familiar to many a modern gearhead, and it almost always begins shortly before the warranty ends. Now is the time for modifications, or mods, to use the popular term.

Ready For A 5th Gen Camaro Suspension Upgrade?

So, your recently-purchased 5th generation Camaro no longer smells of new car. It doesn’t even smell certified pre-owned. The honeymoon is winding...

1968-72 Chevy II / Nova SS Hood Louvers and Bezels

Beautiful new die-cast reproductions of the finned style hood louvers originally installed on 1968-72 Chevy II and Nova Super Sport models. Each louver is an exact reproduction of the original with black paint and chrome accents for an authentic factory appearance. Installation hardware and seals are included with the louvers. The bezels are manufactured from new tooling with a bright chrome finish and correct mounting tabs as original. Hood louver to hood gaskets sold separately.

Beautiful new die-cast reproductions of the finned style hood louvers originally installed on 1968-72 Chevy II and Nova Super Sport models. Each louver is an exact reproduction of the original...

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, so if you're uncertain, consult an assembly manual for your vehicle to see how it's all put together.

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...

W23 Recall Wheels

Once upon a time, one of Chrysler's wheel manufacturers came up with a cast aluminum wheel design that drew inspiration from magnesium wheels used on mid sixties Cobras. It was called the Cast Center Road Wheel and was offered as an option on various 1969 Mopar models under Sales Code W23.

Unfortunately, at that time, aluminum casting was a recent innovation and the process still had some issues. Some of the later development tests would show that the W23 wheels had a tendency to loosen the lug nuts, allowing the wheels to come off.

Once upon a time, one of Chrysler's wheel manufacturers came up with a cast aluminum wheel design that drew inspiration from magnesium wheels used on mid sixties Cobras. It was called the Cast...