car interior before repair

I Just Need You to Finish it For Me

Jul 18, 2022

I certainly enjoyed the many questions and conversations I had with the attendees of the 2nd Annual All Wheels Car Show who visited the EMC display of our Projects. There were several topics that seemed to be on the minds of most of the Hot Rod Guys. “How much will it cost me to have…

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Dirty carburetor from ethanol gasoline use

What is this Sh*t?

Jun 15, 2020

Does your car sit idle for months? Do you use Ethanol Gasoline? This shit is what happens inside your fuel system as the ethanol gas evaporates. When we opened up this carb last week, the dry sand like debris was actually twice the size and looked like a brown jelly substance. No wonder this car…

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Battery 101

Feb 3, 2020

There are a couple times a year when humidity, heat, or cold, and other elements, result in battery problems.WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS?The problems that are most common result in battery draw or insulation from recharging. When starting,  there is a big current draw to turn the engine over. When charging at low current flow,  it…

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Hot Rod Wiring Do’s and Don’ts

Dec 9, 2019

Are you building your dream car or are you contemplating buying a custom one-of-a-kind car that was built by someone else? I have bought a few custom built cars over the years. Many of these car builds were done by “professional” builders. Others were done by guys just building their dream machine. For me,  many…

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close up of paint job on Porsche door panel

A Perfect Paint Application…

Apr 3, 2019

A perfect paint application starts at bare metal. Our process has changed and is better! How the old paint is removed, getting down for the bare metal respray has always been a “process”. Currently, here at Easton Muscle & Custom, we think we have a better method to get the paint, bondo and undercoating off…

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Of Mice and Mold

Feb 13, 2019

No, this is not a story of the adventures of Lenny. Rather, many Classic Car owners are faced with the age old problem of storage for their pride and joy, until warm weather reappears. Two of the big problems facing a car during the storage period, are Mice and Mold or mildew. Mold is a…

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Leading Basics

Jan 10, 2019

Leading Basics and Installation Guide by Troy Smith Body Mechanic/Fabricator In this article we will be taking a closer look at some leading basics on a restoration project vehicle.The purpose of this article is to explain how to professionally install and finish lead repairs using proven techniques. This can be the difference between a quality…

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blasting a car underbody frame

Paint Removal Techniques

Dec 18, 2018

As any restoration project finishes up on the pre-final paint processes of, “apply stuff and sand it off” over and over again;  A common query is, “ What is under all the stuff and how did you get it to that point?” Before we begin our paint removal techniques session, let’s have a point of…

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The Rusty Frame Problem

Nov 13, 2018

During the planning stages of every properly done restoration project, what to do with the underbody or frame, demands consideration.You guys and gals didn’t think we were going to bolt on a lot of cool stuff and not properly detail the frame did you?Over the years, we at Easton Muscle and Custom have explored, and…

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dash wiring on a porsche

Automotive Wiring Harness Replacement and Installation

Feb 19, 2018

The purpose of this article is to present a sampling of photographs with comments directly related to the rewiring of an automotive electrical system. This particular vehicle went through a rotisserie restoration, and after painting, is now ready for installing a new, better than original OEM, custom made wiring harness. Also, as an option on…

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The Importance of Seam Sealer

Nov 15, 2017

Seam Sealer is often an overlooked step of the restoration process to save time and money. Negligence of this critical step can result in moisture seeping through the seams of the unibody,  which will eventually cause rust to form between adjacent panels. By seam sealing these newly fabricated joined panels you have blocked off those…

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patch panel repair on a vehicle

Exterior Sheet Metal Patch Panel Installation Guide

Sep 27, 2017

Exterior Sheet Metal Patch Panel Installation Guideby Troy SmithBody Mechanic/Fabricator In this article I will be explaining how to install a patch panel on the outside sheet metal of a restoration project vehicle. The purpose of this article is to explain how to professionally finish a patch style repair with limited to no access to…

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