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  1. Auto Rotisserie or Auto Tilter??

    Garage - Tools
    I am restoring a 1966 Ford Fairlane Convertible. I have been looking at various Rotisseries and also other options. I honestly cringe at putting a convertible on a rotisserie supported at the bumper mounts like they do. I was looking at other options and came across auto tilters that mount to...
  2. 72 Chevy C20 Custom - Restore Project

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    Good day all, First time user to the Hot Rodder forum. My son and I are starting to restore my 1972 C20 w/ 89,000 miles 350 / 4 Bolt mains. I originally bought it from my uncle in Texas in 1977 and added a cab over camper once I got it back to California and have kept it ever since. About 25...
  3. 1978 GMC Sierra Classic C15 Heavy Half restoration project.

    Projects/Builds/My Ride
    This pickup has served us well over the years, and actually was the first pickup my dad ever owned. That was one of the inspirations for restoring it. Now he and I are restoring it and souping the engine up a bit. Well, actually replacing the engine with a souped up L05 block (only the L05...
  4. Elsa

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    Happy to have finally joined your club. I have been reading many of your upholstery posts for years and they have been very helpful. My son and I own and operate a Classic Cadillac restoration business which I have worked at and run for 30 years. Our shop does everything from sheet metal repair...
  5. New kid on the block

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    Hello to all, I am working on a frame-off restoration of my 1972 Ford F-100 that I have had for 18yrs. The original engine (302 V8) was discovered to have a cracked block that had been repaired with a very ugly weld that wasn't holding. My nephew had a 86 Mustang with a 5.0 HO that he rolled and...
  6. Hey Chaps

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    Hi guys, I'm a Brit living in Saudi and I am the proud owner of a 1985 Chevvy Caprice Classic. I've had the car for a year and I intend to take it off the road and give it a new lease of life. I want to clean it up, degunge everything and make it look like new again. I'm going to give it a nice...
  7. Lucky winner gets a STEAK dinner! *Some exclusions apply.*

    Engine
    Long time lurker, first time poster. My name is James :pimp:, I'm from Green Bay, WI. 5'11 250 I hope I'm welcome here with my little 2000 lb car. FYI it is not a baby vette. Mine was designed before the stingray... I;m rounding 3rd on a restoration and could sure use some guidance. I knew...
  8. Steering column

    Suspension - Brakes - Steering
    I have a steering column for a 1970 trans am and it is dark blue. It must be painted but I don't know what the original colour is for the column. The interior is light blue and the car is white.
  9. Asphalt on cars?

    Body - Exterior
    I heard that back in the good old days they used asphalt as either an undercoating or sound deadener coating. Is this true? And if it is could I use roofing asphalt or something like it to replace it?
  10. 1970 trans am build

    Hotrodding Basics
    I'm building a 400 ram air 3 engine and I'm looking to get 450-475 horse power. I'm wondering what I would need to do to the engine and add to it for that horse power. I'm not very experienced in this so bear with me. All I have is the block,the casting is a 9799914 2 bolt main with 330 horse power.
  11. 1937 Ford Restoration Videos

    Body - Exterior
    Here is a link to a YouTube video series of a 37 build. https://www.youtube.com/user/HorsepowerEntLLC
  12. Used cars for restoration or new cars for a signed lease.

    Hotrodders' Lounge
    I have been having this debate for a while and am doing some research for a paper about people tending to buy older cars even with the risk of having to do work on them, instead of buying brand new cars. People keep talking to me about how they wish they could have this car or another but never...
  13. Greetings from Alaska

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    Hello one and all, I I own a little Interior and Exterior restoration business in Anchorage called Arctic B.A.T.C.S. Mobile restoration services. I was looking for information on the Dominator 2 Deluxe PDR tool kit. I would like more info on it before I put out a $900. or more first. Even...
  14. Floor panel

    Body - Exterior
    I have 1987 chevy caprice, My floor panels is rusted badly and I want to replace the panels. I have been searching the internet for replacements, but I had no luck. Do anybody have any suggestion on where I can find some replacements?
  15. down to frame

    down to frame

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