Eckler’s New Distribution Center Completed

Eckler’s State-of-the-Art Warehouse/Distribution Center Completed Eckler’s celebrates its $9.5M facility expansion with a grand opening ceremony. City leaders, company executives and many others attended the opening of the automotive leader’s distribution center and warehouse. Titusville, FL December 17, 2014 Eckler Industries, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of restoration parts and accessories for classic and enthusiast […]

Seat Upholstery Tip

  Before installing new vinyl seat covers, lay them out in the sun to loosen the material and to relieve any folds or creases in the vinyl from due to packaging. A couple of hours in direct sunlight should do the trick! Don’t forget: hog-rings and pliers, seat foam padding (optional) Shop for classic Ford […]

Soda Blasting Tip

Restorers, or anyone with a fiberglass body panel, will be interested to know that soda blasting works very well on fiberglass, cutting paint and top coats without damage to the fiberglass. It’s ideal for small parts and spotting in small repairs.

Wet Sanding Tip

Wet sanding your car’s paint finish isn’t as scary as it seems. Choose an open, outdoor area that will allow you to run water continuously for extended periods of time. Use 1000-2500 grit fine sandpaper (depending on the severity of the paint imperfections), garden hose or bucket, clean rags. The actual task of wet sanding […]

Molding Removal Tip

Be careful with those ever so delicate roof drip moldings! These thin, stainless moldings literally “pinch” over the drip channel in the roofline. The best way to remove them is to use a small block of wood and a rubber mallet. In some cases, you can actually remove them by hand. But like we said, […]

Ashtray Restoration Tip

In the instance when purchasing a new ashtray for your classic is just not feasible (not available, price too high, etc.), why not restore your current one? Sure, it may look really ugly, but that can be fixed pretty easily. Let’s face it, filthy ashtrays not only look bad, they smell bad too. First, clean […]

Decal/Stripe Tip

When you’re applying new graphics to your car (eg. stripes), here are a few handy pointers: Thoroughly clean the surface area with degreaser and a lint-free cloth before applying the stripes. Work in an area that is as dust free as possible! Carefully locate the final position of the stripe on the body panel with […]

Weather Strip Seal Tip

If you happen to break or lose a plastic retainer during installation, try using 3M weather strip adhesive in its place. The glue is super tacky and forms a lasting, watertight seal. Check out our line of weather strip products, click here.   Shop for classic Ford parts at www.DearbornClassics.com Follow us on our Falcon […]

Coolant & Water Pump Tip

When installing a new water pump, or after flushing out your system, never reuse old coolant. Over time it can chemically break down and actually harm and attack the internals of your cooling system. Also – Old gasket removal is critical to obtaining a good, leak-free seal. Using a putty knife, lightly scrape the water […]

Rear Disc Brakes Tip

While many folks are content with slapping on a new set of front discs, very few people take the time to do it right and upgrade the rear as well. There’s a host of reasons to pitch out those old shoes and slap on a set of rotors, the obvious one being vastly superior braking […]