Tag Archives: Matt Agosta

How to Splice Sponge & Dense Weatherstripping

  When you need an extrusion made into a ring or one piece unit, it is best to have the splice molded. This will give the best seal and have maximum strength at the splice.  However, when molding is not an option you can splice instead.  There are a few general rules to follow. 1.       It’s

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How to Replace your Lock Pillar Filler and Leading Edge

  A worn-out lock pillar filler and leading edge could be responsible for the whistling noise caused by wind.     A door lock pillar seal is the rubber part found where the rear quarter window meets the lock pillar. It serves as the access manager for the quarter window seals and a good lock pillar

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How To Install Trunk Weatherstripping on Your Classic Car

I’ve said it before and Ill say it again- weatherstripping is not a fun and sexy part of automotive restoration but it is super important. Want to keep your interior looking new? And your trunk water free? Having good, functional weatherstripping is essential and it’s also the finishing touch to making your car look brand

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President Matt Agosta Earns Top Honors!

We are very proud to announce that President and CEO, Matt Agosta, will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame this year. The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) chose Agosta along with two others (Gary Hooker and Chip Foose) for his impactful contributions to the automotive industry. SEMA recognizes Agosta as “a pioneer in advocating for

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1927 American LaFrance Fire Engine

Lynn Steele was a hot rodder at heart but he never really knew it. When I first met Lynn in 1970, he was working on his 1931 Cadillac V-12 Closed Coupled Sedan (Town Car).  He was very particular at making sure that it was put together as originally as possible.  As a Cadillac/LaSalle and CCCA

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Firebird 400 — The Car That Got Away

I’ve gone through many cars in my lifetime and had many favorites.  But the one I miss the most was my 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 convertible, regimental red with white interiors.  It was just the right size, sporty, and plenty of power.  It had attitude with its snooty hood scoops. It was the one car

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Winter Beach Cruise

  One of the great things about living in the Carolinas is the winter weather.  We enjoy many sunny, mild days.  This past week was one of them, sunny with temps in the mid 60s.  So we packed up and headed for the beach.  Saturday we had lunch at Burky’s Grill, North Myrtle Beach, SC

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The Blonde with the Chevy Nova SS

This past June, I happened to be in the Detroit area during the Gratiot Cruise. Next to Woodward Avenue, Gratiot was where I spent a good part of my “misspent” youth. I had a couple of free hours in the morning, so I spent it driving the show from 9 Mile Rd. to 11 Mile Rd.

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