Skills You Need to Restore a Classic Car

Restoring a classic car can be a scary topic for some people. There are a lot of different types of work that goes into a classic car restoration and most people are not skilled at all of them. When you break the process down into the types of repairs that go into your classic car restoration, it’s easier to come to grips with what you really can or can’t do yourself.

An accounting of your skills can help you decide how much work you can do yourself, and how much of the restoration work you should get done by a professional.

Your classic car restoration can be broken down into a few repair categories.

  • Knowing your car,
  • Mechanical repairs
  • Electrical repairs
  • Interior or upholstery work
  • Sheet metal or rust repair
  • Surface preparation and refinishing
  • Auto body and painting
  • Trim or molding repair and refinishing

Some of these categories are self explanatory. Allow me to clarify the ones that aren’t so obvious.

Knowing your car

Cars have always been available with options like sport trim packages, air conditioning, V8, 6 cylinder, or 4 cylinder engines, and the list goes on. As the car gets on in years, some of these options get removed from the vehicle, replaced with something substandard, or never replaced at all. Option codes and shop manuals are generally available for most American classic cars that detail this information.

Mechanical repairs

This covers a lot of what makes up a car and would be most of the moving parts. You’ll find the engine and transmission will need rebuilding, as well as all the regular maintenance repairs like brakes and suspension, and rebuilding components parts like starters, water pumps, and generators. Other components that rarely get considered are the under dash parts like heater or vent controls, window parts inside the doors, hinges, and latches. I’m only touching on the subject, but you get the idea.

Electrical repairs

Electrical can be the scariest of them all. On an old vehicle the sheathing on the wiring can be dry rotted, and cracked and brittle creating the risk of an electrical short. Switches wear out and even fall apart. On some vehicle where these parts are impossible to find, you’ll need to be creative and improvise by using parts from another vehicle make.

Interior or upholstery work

Cloth, vinyl, leather, threading, and stuffing or padding materials all dry rot over time and need to be replaced. Colors fade really bad as well.

Sheet metal or rust repair

Any metal made with iron will rust, even aluminum will oxidize and even disintegrate under the right conditions. The body sheet metal will need to be replaced or patched. This means knowing how to work with sheet metal, how to weld, and even how to shape metal.

Surface preparation and refinishing

Other than the exterior of the car body, there is a lot of sheet metal surface that will need to be stripped of old paint and surface rust, then prepared so it won’t …

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Cheap Entry Level High Quality Subwoofer – JL Audio 8W0-4 Review

Most consumers are not fanatics. This means that you’re probably looking for a product that gets you by with value, quality, and performance. You may not necessarily require your product to be the best of the best or the highest performing one on the market. If you’re a car audio fan but not necessarily an enthusiast, you probably want a subwoofer that could produce bass, enough to make your car rumble or enhance the deep low level frequencies of your sound system.

If this is you, then the JL Audio 8W0-4 is your subwoofer of choice. It’s an 8″ subwoofer that packs quite a punch. It is capable of putting out 150 watts of maximum power and 75 watts of RMS continuous power. At first sight, the 8″ may not be the most intimidating subwoofer cosmetically, however, it could indeed produce excellent quality bass outputs thanks to its design.

The woofer is composed of a polypropylene cone with a sealed polypropylene dust cap, a standard car subwoofer and speaker cone composition that ensures rigidity as well as consistency in any ambient environment. The cone is surrounded by a large foam edge that allows the subwoofer to maintain excellent centering while performing at high excursions. Underneath the cone lies the wide progressive roll flat spider that allows the 8W0-4 to ensure a superior mechanical control and placement.

For structural integrity support, the JL Audio 8W0-4 features a vented reinforcement collar, or VRC which acts like a pillar under a bridge acting as support while absorbing performance-related energy. The last feature that must be pointed out is the 6-layer voice coil wiring on a former that is known in the car industry world as Kapton. The result of this feature is the ability for the subwoofer to handle massive thermal energy without losing performance or damaging itself during the energy transfer.

Another nice thing about the 8W0-4 is the fact that its compact size does not typically require a sealed box volume larger than 0.375 cubic feet or a ported box volume larger than 0.75 cubic feet. This means that the JL Car Audio8W0-4 is excellent for small space installations like compact cars or hatchbacks.

With features like this and its incredibly affordable low price at less than $40, how could any car audio beginners pass up a car subwoofer deal like this?…

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Hey leute hier eine weitere folge der dokureihe Das Leben eines Dealers , wie jedesmal schreibt mir eure Meinung unten in die komentare und sollte euch das Video gefallen lasst doch einen daumen nach oben da .
Danke 😉

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