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OER Smart Battery Chargers Keep Your Muscle Machines Batteries Strong

Have you ever jumped in your 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang early on a Saturday morning to grab some caffeine and good vibes at the local Cars & Coffee gathering only to have the pony car not start? That slow cranking malaise sort of sound with no success sure is annoying. Or maybe your numbers matching 1970 Plymouth Superbird is only very sparingly driven and the battery has discharged. Perhaps that Trans Am 1969 Camaro Z28 had an outrageously successful vintage racing season, and it needs to be tucked away for a well-earned winter hibernation before next year’s campaign.

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.

Classic Industries FAQ: 3 Ways to Contact Us

Restoring a classic car is a labor of love, and it's not always easy. You may run into problems while you're installing a part you've already purchased, have questions about which parts to get, or need help requesting a catalog. Either way, Classic Industries customer service representatives are standing by to assist you. In this article, we'll take a look at three ways you can contact us: phone, email, or face-to-face at our Retail Showroom.

Classic Industries FAQ: Checkout & Discount Codes

When you've found the restoration parts you need for your classic car on ClassicIndustries.com, you'll be ready to place an order. The basic checkout process is simple, but there are some tips and tricks you may not be aware of. In this FAQ article, we'll guide you through the checkout process, including how to add a Classic Industries discount code to your order.

Classic Industries FAQ: Account Management & Order Tracking

Whether you're a new Classic Industries customer or you've been shopping with us for decades, you'll find several helpful functions on the Account Management page on ClassicIndustries.com. These include tracking packages, checking order status, viewing previous orders, changing addresses, and more. Read on as we explain a few of these features, and how they can help you get the most out of our web site.

1947-2013 Chevy Truck Generations - Quick Reference Guide

Over the course of six decades from 1947 to 2007, Chevrolet trucks went through many changes. The most substantial of these changes serve as the dividing lines between Chevy truck generations. If you're a classic truck enthusiast, you're probably able to spot these body style cues and recall the corresponding model year ranges, but those who are new to classic trucks may not be so well-versed. With this in mind, we put together a clear and concise visual guide to 1947-13 Chevy truck generations.

Classic Industries FAQ: Creating a Wish List

Restoring a classic car involves a lot of moving parts, both literally and figuratively. You've probably experienced the frustration of working on a project only to find you're missing a necessary component or tool. As the saying goes, "proper planning prevents poor performance." Making a complete list of parts and checking it twice before you begin will help your restoration work go smoothly. The Classic Industries Wish List function is an easy way to do this on a PC or mobile device.

Classic Industries FAQ: How to Use the Search Function

We often hear from customers who have questions about how to find the parts they need on ClassicIndustries.com. So, we created a quick-reference guide that explains how to use our search function. If you ever have trouble finding a certain part, be sure to remember the following tips from our Search Function FAQ.

1979-1986 Mercury Capri History - Mercury's Second Pony Car

Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.

The lead photo is of a 1983 Mercury Capri RS. A high-output 5.0L V8 that is backed by a five-speed manual transmission powers the low production Capri RS.

Ford Lincoln-Mercury's second pony car was the 2nd generation Mercury Capri. For the sake of clarity and brevity, its moniker was simply the Mercury Capri, as opposed to the Ford Lincoln-Mercury Capri. Like the Mercury Cougar from 1967-1974, the 2nd generation Mercury Capri (1979-1986) shared the Mustang chassis that Ford produced at the time. This go round though Ford manufactured an all new chassis for the Ford Mustang known as the Fox platform from 1979-1993, it's 3rd generation platform for the original pony car. In this article, we'll examine Mercury Capri history and how it changed from 1979 to 1986.

1960-1977 Mercury Comet History - A Midsize Innovator

Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.

The lead photo is of a third generation, 1966 Mercury Comet convertible that sports a 289 CI V8, a C6 three-speed automatic trans, power steering, power brakes, a dual exhaust, has black bench front and rear seat interior, and is shod with Anthracite hued Boss five-spoke wheels. Delightful!

The Lincoln-Mercury division of Ford introduced a big sister car to the Ford Falcon in March of 1960 called the Mercury Comet. Though still classified as a compact car, the Comet was a foot longer than the Ford Falcon. Back in the day it was called a “senior compact”. Having the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, many automotive historians now recognize the Comet as the first midsized car. Read on as we look back at Mercury Comet history across six generations, from 1960 through 1977.