How To Tips

May
22
2017

Two Great Modern Stereo Solutions For Your Classic Car

The only truly outdated aspect of a gorgeous classic car cruising the streets is the stereo. Everything in a well-restored classic car is delightfully retro, but the outdated factory stereo sticks...

Jan
5
2017

Classic Chevy Truck Air Suspension Conversions - What You Should Know

Chevy purists might scoff at the idea of modernizing a classic, but when it comes to the suspension, an upgrade means a smoother ride and a step in the right direction to protecting your...

Dec
9
2016

5 Factors That Go Into Classic Car Valuation

Have you ever wondered how classic cars are valued? Is there a group of self-proclaimed classic experts who debate numbers in a room, solving disagreements with wrestling matches? While...

Aug
9
2016

Truck Bed Wood Kit Buyer's Guide

Collecting and restoring classic pickups has never been more popular. Countless enthusiasts have scooped up classic Chevy trucks and restored them, restomodded them, etc. Here at H&H, we...

May
26
2016

5 Classic Chevy Restorations That (Probably) Won’t Break the Bank

Vehicle restoration is a fun, rewarding hobby. It can also be expensive: Cars Direct estimates that after acquisition costs and parts, a full restoration might cost upwards of $40,000! At that...

Feb
16
2016

How To: Install a New Fan on Your Tri-Five

Upgrading to an aftermarket fan can significantly improve cooling. Installing a new fan is pretty easy, but it might be confusing if it’s your first time doing it. Follow this guide to be on...

Oct
9
2015

The 4 Best Modern Upgrades for Your Classic Chevy

Your Chevy is awesome. No other classic out there can turn heads quite as quickly as classic Chevys can. They’re the epitome of cool, represent ‘simpler times’, and are the...

Oct
2
2015

An In-Depth Look at Wiring Harnesses

The wiring harness in your car is an essential component. If it functions correctly, you'll never give it a second thought. If it functions poorly, it will be the source of a myriad problems, big...

Sep
21
2015

Classic Chevy Wiring Instructions

Wiring can be a daunting project, especially if you’re not familiar with the task at hand. Since September is wiring month at H&H Classic Parts, we’d like to offer a little...

Aug
31
2015

Why You Should Put Disc Brakes on Your Tri Five

Once upon a time, if you wanted to upgrade to disc brakes for your Tri-Five, you’d have to piece together a junkyard setup. The brackets would be roughly made up, options would be limited,...

Aug
29
2015

How to Install New Tri Five Seat Upholstery

Nothing can freshen up your Tri-Five’s interior quite the way new seat upholstery can! In a little over two hours, using basic hand tools, you can transform your Tri-Five’s interior...

Jul
21
2015

Cool Classic Chevy Tidbits on Pinterest?!

You may or may not have heard of a social media site called Pinterest. This is a site where people mark and save things they like, projects they want to try, etc. and users are able to share their...

Jul
21
2015

Vinyl Decal Application and Removal Tips

Applying and removing decals and stripes can be a stressful process when it comes to your classic Chevy. You don’t want to do it wrong and ruin the vinyl and flush your money down the drain,...

Jul
16
2015

How Classic Cars Are Usually Judged (or How They Should Be)

You have an impressive ride, there’s no doubt about that — so why didn’t it sweep the board at the latest car show you entered it in? Mainly because the way car shows are...

May
13
2015

1957 Chevy Car Fender Replacement

The fenders on your Tri-Five may be in need of some work, or maybe a total replacement. Whether you're taking them off to do some body work or removing them to toss in the scrap pile, here are...

Apr
17
2015

How to Install Carpet in Your Classic Chevy

When you consider just how much use and abuse the typical interior carpet takes - from normal foot traffic to wet weather tracked in on feet to accidental spills - it's hard to understand why we...

Sep
8
2014

What are Bel Air Patch Panels All About?

A key part of any restoration job is preparing the metal body panels. Older cars are often dented, rusted, or simply have holes in the body. While some may just slap some Bondo on it, there is a...

Sep
1
2014

Easy Classic Nova Performance Upgrades

While there's a lot to be said for being bone-stock, there's also a lot to be said for taking your classic Nova's performance to another level. Between the advances in electronics, fuel delivery,...

Jul
9
2014

To Replace The Gas Tank Or To Restore The Gas Tank?

     This is another question we get asked a lot.  Which is better or which is cheaper?  Well I look at it as which is better for the car or truck.  As far as the...

Jun
3
2014

May
8
2014

Apr
8
2014

Left From Right Or Is It Right From Left?

     We get asked this question a lot.  How do you determine left from right when ordering parts?  Well, for the automotive market it is always the same.  You...

Mar
7
2014

Do I Have A Hardtop Or A Sedan?

This is a question we ask a lot at H&H, because we are trying to make sure you get the correct parts.  A common response is “I don’t know, it has a hardtop top on...

Feb
3
2014

16 Quick Interior Restoration Tips

When you think of major auto restoration, the body of the car is probably what comes to mind -- but the interior can be just as serious of an undertaking. Here are some quick tips on getting...

Dec
2
2013

Aligning Your Door, Hood, & Trunk BEFORE You Paint!

Anyone who has been around bodywork and painting for any length of time knows all too well that paint not only won't hide bodywork imperfections, it will make it stand out like a sore thumb....

Dec
2
2013

Keep the Winter From Ruining Your Classic Chevy

Photo Credit: Joelk75 The winter is here for most of us around the United States and many classic Chevy owners are scrambling to stay ahead of winter-related damage. Obviously,...

Nov
15
2013

Body Patch Panels 101: The Basic Method in 5 Easy Steps

If your classic car or truck has rust, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Body patch panels offer a great alternative to replacing the entire body part after rust has invaded a portion of...

Oct
7
2013

To Keep Or To Trash? That Is The Question...

I have written about this before but have decided to write about it again, just as a reminder. One of the biggest problems we have in this business is that people think they can buy everything...

Aug
21
2013

To be bright or not to be bright?

Ok so that is a silly title for an article, but it hang with me for a few moments and you will understand. To be bright or not to be bright that is the question. What am I talking about? I’m...