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78 THE SHOP JULY 2020 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ AFTERMARKET ALLEY an old 1930s antique toy truck buried in mud when he stopped to fix a flat tire). You put it in the media blasting cabinet, then you prime it and paint it, you add new reproduction tires and decals and you wind up with something that's sharp-looking, shiny and valuable. Doing something like that also gives you the great feeling that you preserved a slice of history. Another nice thing about restoring these historical artifacts is that the skills you learn can then be put to good use decorating your shop. Your place of business will take on a Disneyland-like happy character that will have new customers flocking in to give you additional business and profits. Pretty soon, your specialty automotive shop will be packing them in. JOHN GUNNELL has been writing about classic cars since 1972. He is also the owner of Gunner's Great Garage in Manawa, Wisconsin. He owns 11 cars and seven motorcycles. Dealing in Automobilia Custom dashes by Classics Plus LTD can be automobilia items, too. Mike Freund of Classics Plus LTD enjoys restoring both cars and collectibles. WHSE20TS Global Wholesale D I S T R I B U T O R SERIOUS PERFORMANCE. SERIOUS WHOLESALE POWER. • Access to Over 1,600 Brands • Unbeatable Service and Satisfaction • Huge Inventory—We Stock it so You Don't Have to • FAST, FREE Shipping— Reliable 1-2 Day Delivery • Drop Ship Service at No Additional Fee • We Export at Competitive Rates Some parts are not legal for sale or use in California or other states with similar laws/regulations. Please check your state and/or local laws/regulations. Typographical errors are subject to correction. ©2020 AUTOSALES, INC. Huge Inventory—We Stock it APPLY TODAY! TALLMADGE, OH • MCDONOUGH, GA SPARKS, NV • ARLINGTON, TX 800.517.1040 • 1.330.630.0888 FAX: 1.330.630.5365 FOUR LOCATIONS—MILLIONS OF PARTS! FOUR LOCATIONS—MILLIONS OF PARTS! FOUR LOCATIONS—MILLIONS OF PARTS! FOUR LOCATIONS—MILLIONS OF PARTS! What's in it for you? 9 In-depth industry coverage 9 Best business practices 9 Trends, tips and new profit centers If you're reading this… Get EVERY issue of THE SHOP Visit *For professionals in the industry. Make THE SHOP YOUR go-to INDUSTRY resource! FREE! for

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