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Sanding blocks, fairing boards and fillers in action

By ‘Rotten’ Rodney Bauman In any given facet of the automotive trade, it pays to pay attention to technology. In my own protective bubble as an automotive painter, technological advancements have made their way through the chemistry we use, as well as how we use it, all the way into the...

Make vacuum leaks hiss-tory

Curing deadly engine vacuum leaks   By John Bellah Insufficient intake manifold vacuum can be deadly to an internal-combustion engine. As a refresher, the intake stroke of an internal-combustion engine draws in a mixture of fuel and air from the carburetor at about a 13:1 ratio of air to gasoline. This...

Upholstery 101: An armrest project without too much elbow grease

A custom Chevrolet truck gets new armrests using fundamental template making and sewing techniques ■  By Brian Earnest Chris Arendt of Fast Freddie’s Rod Shop in Eau Claire, Wis., never pictured himself sewing for a living. Not in a million years. “I thought sewing was for girls,” he jokes. “The last thing...

From the ground up: body repairs and restoration

1962 Impala SS Revival: Metal By Ken Stadele – Photos by Ken’s Klassics Old Cars Guide To Auto Restoration recently took a trip through the rural countryside of southwestern Wisconsin to visit Ken’s Klassics, a top-shelf restoration shop near the tiny town of Muscoda. Ken’s Klassics has been around for more...