Just Fine The Way It Is! 1986 IROC-Z Camaro

Finding a bone-stock ’86 IROC-Z these days is a rare treat. by Jerry and Janice Perkins, Apopka, Florida      Photography by Colin Date We purchased our 1986 IROC-Z Camaro used in March, 1987 at a VW/Mazda/Subaru dealership in College Park, Maryland. A close friend was the used car sales manager there. We were looking […]

Lug Nut Removal Tip

              Lug Nut Removal Tip. Conscientious detailers worry about scratching or chipping chrome off nice lug nuts when removing the wheels. To protect their finish, place a piece of plastic over them before using the lug wrench. A heavy-weight freezer bag will work nicely. Be sure the wrench is […]

Clay Bar Tip

If you’ve never used a clay bar to remove contaminants on your car’s paint, now is the time to start. This is actually such an easy and painless way to get rid of minor scuffs, bird droppings, tree sap, etc. Really, anything that is sitting ON TOP of your paint surface that won’t come out […]

The Keeper: 69 Camaro

By Pete Jamieson   New Castle, DE A 5-year body-off restoration turns this ’69 Z/28 into a real stunner I was only 7 years old in 1975 when my uncle, Kevin Green, wheeled this car into the back corner of the garage. It wouldn’t see the light of day again until 2007. He had paid $400. […]

Stone Chip Clean-Up Tip

First, make sure the area you’re working on is free from wax or dirt. Use rubbing alcohol to clean the chipped area. Never use the brush that comes with the touch-up paint– it will just cause big, nasty globs and end up looking worse than the chip. Use a small artist’s grade brush and gently […]

Ashtray Re-finishing 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 […]

Marina Blue

At Eckler’s, we deal primarily with restoration and performance parts and accessories, so the subject of paint colors and codes doesn’t come up that often. But when it does, somehow Marina Blue always enters the conversation. It’s just one of those colors. I remember being at a big car show a few years back. It […]

Flywheel and Flexplate Tip

Be sure to research the right replacement part for your application. An improperly balanced rotating assembly will wreak havoc on the rest of your motor. In addition to the flywheel and flexplate, you’ll need a new ring gear plate, flywheel/flex plate bolts (optional), Loctite. New GM flywheels can be purchased from Eckler’s. It’s a good […]

A Pair of 2014 Z/28s Run Around Barber Motorsports Park

Watch a pair of 2014 Z/28 Camaros run around Barber Motorsports Park (Video) by Jonathan Demacedo Ever wonder what it would be like to be given free reign to race a 500+ hp, tire-shredding, asphalt-devouring all-American muscle car around a professional racing circuit? Well, our friends from Car and Driver sure know how, and are […]

Battery Safety Tip

To get started replacing your old battery, make sure you also buy new cables, a wire brush, and terminal ends (optional). Always remove the negative battery cable from the terminal post before the positive. Any sparks from or around the terminals could ignite battery gasses and cause personal injury. In addition to having a clean battery and fresh […]

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