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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.

Now in the Showroom: 1969 Camaro Pace Car

Here at Classic Industries, we're more than just a restoration parts retailer. We're diehard car enthusiasts who enjoy spending time around classic vehicles just as much as you do. As a result, we've developed our own collection of cars and trucks over the years, and many of these can be seen rotating through the display space inside our Retail Showroom. The latest of these centerpiece cars is our freshly-restored 1969 Camaro Pace Car.

Barnfind Cars: What is a "Barn Find" and How Can It Be Restored?

It’s every car enthusiast’s dream to participate in a barnfind. We fantasize about discovering a rare, original, and highly sought-after classic car that had been stowed away in a barn, garage, or yard for decades, preserved like a time capsule from the past. Unfortunately, the reality is that these barnfinds are still old cars. They've been sitting in the same spot without use or maintenance, often for decades. So, if you come across one of these vehicles, how should you examine, repair, and restore it?

Mopar Lighting Guide - 1960-1976 Dodge & Plymouth Light Bulb Charts

How Do Lightweight Wheels Affect Your Car's Performance?

There's no question about it — one of the most important parts of any classic car project is choosing the right set of wheels. First of all, you've got to pick the right style. Do you want vintage rallye wheels, classic mag five-spokes, or something more aggressive and modern? Then, you've got to select the right bolt pattern and size, and make sure the offset and backspacing are correct for your vehicle. However, there's one more crucial point to consider before making your decision — wheel weight. A set of lightweight wheels can noticeably improve your car's performance.

Vehicle Platform Designations

What is an F-Body? What is an X-Body? What are Mopar A, B, and E-bodies?

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.

Battery Terminal Cleaning: How to Fix a Corroded Car Battery

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. These issues are especially common on classic cars with aging electrical components. So, when you pop the hood and check the battery, what do your battery posts look like? If they're corroded, read on for some steps to clean your car's battery terminals and tips to prevent them from corroding again.

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.

An Introduction to Car Rust Repair & Auto Body Panels

 

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.