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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?

/DRIVE Video - The Perfect IROC?

We've always been fans of the third-gen Camaro, so it's nice to see the increased attention it's getting lately. Much like the second-gen cars were unappreciated for years, and then suddenly became popular again, we're seeing a resurgence in interest in the third-gen F-body vehicles. This is especially true of the IROC-Z, one of the most iconic American cars of the 1980s.

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.

All Girls Garage - Sleeper 'Cuda Build

 

Popping the hood of this rusty Plymouth to reveal its new Hemi heart will be a pleasant surprise… unless you’re about to race against it, that is.

 
Here at Classic Industries, we love sleeper vehicle builds—even the name evokes mystery. Much like a sleeper cell of operatives that infiltrates a bigger group, waiting for the right time to strike, sleeper cars are perfect for hiding in plain sight. The dented beater that rolls up to you at a stop light might just blast by you with tires ablaze when you least expect it. This unexpected characteristic never fails to keep things interesting.

Classic Industries and Car Chasers at SEMA 2013

The Thrill of the Chase

This 1957 Chevy, recently featured on The Car Chasers, received plenty of help from the Classic Industries Catalog

Chop, Cut, Rebuild

A new Classic Industries project.

Now chopping.

Stay tuned for more on the latest Classic Industries collaboration with Speed TV's Emmy-nominated Chop Cut Rebuild with host Dan Woods.

SEMA 2011



If you are going to SEMA this year, be sure to stop by OER's booth #24175 where we will be unveiling the "TWISTED" Duster, a 426 HEMI-Powered 1972 Plymouth Duster that was built for Season 8 of SPEED TV's Chop Cut Rebuild TV show. OER's booth is in The Restoration Marketplace directly across from General Motors at the north hall of the main convention center. Don't miss the unveiling of this awesome Mopar!
Watch the next episode of the series on 10/29 at 8:30am EST or tune in on 11/01 at 3:30pm EST on SPEED TV!