Spring Prep for Your Classic Car

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Spring is upon us, and for those of us who own classic cars, this time of the year means that it is time to get our classics ready for the driving season.  Some of us have classic cars that we don’t drive at all, and some of us have classic cars and we only drive them during the warmer, drier seasons.  I don’t think there are many of us who drive our classics in the cold winter months!

So remove that dusty car cover, change the oil in your beauty, and polish the chrome on your lovely little driving machine. It’s the driving season!  This may be a little premature, as spring is barely upon us, but we get excited at the prospect of a new life and a new adventure in our classic cars in a new season, so we often jump right into it and start getting our cars ready to go, [...]

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Sometimes people have a tendency to take on a classic car project a little prematurely.  It’s not to say that it is a bad idea to buy such a car, in fact quite the opposite.  Owning a classic car has multiple benefits and excellent aspects that go along with it.  The only variable is that sometimes people dive in to the experience a little too soon, or at least before they do significant research in the area.  Committing to a classic car is a pretty big deal.  It’ll rack up either dollar signs on outgoing checks or time on one’s clock, or a combination of both.  It is an immensely rewarding experience, but those who tackle it with knowledge and understanding of the field first always have a better overall experience.

First up, people need to understand the difference between restoring a classic car and customizing a classic car.  Big, big, big difference here.  [...]

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Owning a classic car is a lot of fun and a very rewarding experience, but it is a lot of responsibility too.  If one wants to keep their classic car in good shape then they need to consider exactly how to use it, when to use it, and how often.  A classic car needs to be treated with a certain amount of respect and admiration.  The thing with a classic car is that it is not quite like any other car.  Because a classic car is several decades old, it can’t just be treated quite like other cars are treated.  This will mean bad news for classic car owners if this is how they operate with their cars.

Instead, it is much better to set up something of a schedule with your classic, and be a little more reliable and dependable with it.  Treat it a certain way, and it will give you years [...]

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Probably one of the most disturbing and difficult aspects to owning and maintaining a classic car is that one, four letter word that starts with an “R” that we all hate to hear.  Rust.  Rust has been said to be the cancer of cars.  Once a car gets rust, it becomes almost impossible to get rid of it.  Furthermore, once one does get rid of it, it often times comes back if one did not get rid of it correctly or in the right way.  There are certain, very key steps that one has to follow to do this properly.  If the steps are not followed, then the rust often comes back.

Out of everything maintenance and upkeep oriented when it comes to classic cars, this of them all is probably considered to be the most important of them all.  Rust is a big problem.  It can actually be terrifying, because it means the [...]

Classic Car

 

Owning a classic car is a big commitment, both in time and in money.  Classic cars need a level above the ordinary when it comes to maintenance, upkeep, protection, and general care than other cars do.  Because of their age, and because of the sheer number of years stacked up on such cars, the individual parts of the car need to be maintained, and they need to be monitored more frequently.  For example, the vinyl roof on a car that is just a few years old does not need to be taken care of as much as a vinyl roof that is several decades old.

How to Go About Cleaning a Classic Car’s Convertible Vinyl Top

Here is a step by step list of how best to go about cleaning a classic car’s convertible vinyl top:

  1. First of all, make sure that your classic car is parked in the shade.  As a general [...]
Classic Corvette

 

Restoring a classic Corvette.  What a dream!  What a vision!  The classic, ever classy, ever awesome Corvette is arguably the best classic car out there.  It certainly does have an incredibly impressive following.  Some classic car guys are not just classic car guys, they are Corvette Guys.  Corvettes stand out as a cut above the rest in the American classic car forum, and they have earned the title of being the best too.  Those who have classic corvettes love them, and those who do not have them lust after them indefinitely until they finally get one of their own.  These beautiful cars are power and glamour incarnate, on the exterior, under the hood, and on the interior.  There never has been anything quite like them, and there probably never will be in the future.

What Kind of Restoration Do You Want to Do?

One of the great things about the Corvette community is that [...]

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