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Restoration & Renovation: 12 Tips For Better Project Car Management

Restoring a car is more than just the grunt work. You need to have a game plan, too.

Restoration & Renovation: The Restoration Game: When to Say When

It's a fine line between going too far or not doing enough.

Restoration & Renovation: When the Value Is in the Story, the Mission Changes When Restoring Race Cars

Race cars tend to live brief, intense lives that make them a tough sell to a restorer. But if you dig deep enough, most old competition machines will reveal a reason for their restoration.

Shop Work: Eight Tips for Staying Out of Your Own Way While Assembling a Car

Whether you are working on a priceless Ferrari or commonplace Beetle, here are eight tips to ensure correct reassembly.

Restoration & Renovation: Your Next Project: How to Find It, Plan It and Tackle It

Restoring a car sounds almost glamorous, even noble. Then the reality of committing both money and time set in.

Shop Work: How to Plan a Perfect Restoration—and What to Do When Things Go Horribly Wrong

A properly restored classic can provide years of enjoyment with regular maintenance. If mistakes are made during the restoration process, our tips will help you make the best of a bad situation.

Shop Work: Save Your Time, Money and Sanity With These 18 Steps to an Organized Restoration

By the end of our organization and cataloging process, these Mini parts fit neatly on a single shelving unit. We can now locate specific components in seconds.

Shop Work: No Restoration Is Complete Until the Car Has Been Properly Sorted

After receiving a host of tweaks, our now-sorted Midget offers a better stance, enhanced comfort, and more driving joy than ever before.

Drivetrain: Repainting an Engine Bay in 8 Easy Steps

Sometimes, just cleaning an engine bay isn't enough. In those cases, here are 8 easy steps to repaint your engine's home.

Restoration & Renovation: Column: Restoring Cars Is an Emotional Journey

A restoration is more than just rejuvenating a car. It’s a trip through the senses and emotions.

Restoration Forum Topics

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