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July 2015


  • Let’s Go to the “Jalopy” Races…In Brazil
    It’s an annual event in Sao Paulo and it draws some great cars and even a world champion driver. So let’s grab a seat in the arquibancadas (aka the grandstand).
  • Installing an Automotive Carpet, Pt. 2
    Last month we watched a restoration pro install two types of matting to suppress sound and heat, and start to place the new carpet. Now he’ll make certain that the red rug fits perfectly.
  • 1921 Owen Magnetic
    With its gasoline and electric hybrid power, it seems to qualify as a car of today…even thought it was built nearly a century ago. Hmmm, maybe its advantages—and drawbacks—could serve as a case study for modern hybrid designers.
  • El Camino, the Utilitarian Chevelle, Pt. 1
    The idea of turning a car into a pickup truck goes back to the earliest days of the auto industry. But in the late ’50s the automakers took that a step further by adding style and flair to the mix. Not surprisingly, it also led to another faceoff between Ford and Chevy.
  • Building Paul’s Personal Ride, Pt. 2
    Building a custom-to-my-liking truck requires a lot of measuring and fitting on the rear end assembly, the cab, the bed and more. So there are more than a few obstacles to overcome along the way.
  • John’s Tool Chest, Pt. 6
    It’s time to go browsing through that bulging toolbox once again and see if there are some items that we might want to add to our own collections. Hmmm, there are some interesting hammers, punches, a pressure tester and…
  • 1959 Rambler Super
    He wasn’t in the market for a vintage car at the time, but he went to check it out anyway. And then…well, what would you have done?
  • Removing Oil Stains the Natural Way
    An Auto Restorer reader tries out a product to help keep your concrete looking clean.


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