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To Keep Your Sanity, Avoid These Restoration Mistakes

The harsh reality is that restoring a car often requires time, money and even a bit of your sanity. Read about nine restoration pitfalls we encountered, and how to avoid them.

When Did Patina Become So Mainstream?

As preserving—and even faking—patina has grown in popularity, it's worth discussing how to spot the difference between faded provenance and flat-out rust.

How To Prevent a Total Project Disaster? Proper Planning

When it comes to restorations and projects, a little planning can go a long way to preventing a total disaster. Here is how to makes proper plans, and what to do if everything goes wrong.

Damaged Door? Why Not Re-Skin It?

Sometimes, finding a replacement for that damaged door is out of the question. In those cases, the next best option could be to re-skin the door.

Three Modern Innovations That Make Staying Organized Easier Than Ever

We've restored numerous cars over the years, and we've discovered three innovations that make staying organized even easier.

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Restoration articles

Shop Work: How to solve common electrical issues with only a test light

In building the Miata-powered MGB GT pictured, we mated the MG’s wiring harness to the Miata’s engine-management loom using nothing more than a test light.

Shop Work: 10 tips that will make your engine rebuild a success

Rebuilding an engine? Here are 10 tips to ensure it all goes right.

Columns: When is the right time to slow down? | Column

Is it finally time to pay more attention to the blinking yellow signs and slow down?

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Restoration project car updates

Restoration tip: Make sure the trim fits before you paint

The metal work for our Bugeye Sprite was nearly finished, but before Javier at Jeff’s Restorations went any further, we made sure things properly fit.

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