Guide 6004 US Pioneer Yankee Turn Signal Switch Restoration

Classic Car Turn Signal Switch restoration in the Seattle Area, is one of the things that I do.

Turn signal Switches that I restore are all self canceling and almost always 7 wire so they can be integrated with your brake lights. In other words, you won't need to add more lights to the rear. Just tie into your existing brake lights.

I have seen in the last couple years where the fad has gone to the early Yankee 960 turn signal switches. Those switches require modern electronics in order to make them capable of tying into your brake lights, because they don't have the internal switch capability that a 7 wire unit does. They are also not self canceling. If you choose this early Yankee switch, be prepared to shell out up to $500 by the time it is all said and done. Installation is not included in that figure.

I usually prefer to keep things simple, when building or restoring cars. The self canceling feature is very nice, and convenient, in my opinion, and the switches that are capable of mechanical integration in your system provides for much less headache and opportunity for failure.

The die cast switches that I use are all made in the late 1940s and 1950s. That is when "Made in America" really meant something. Quality is what I am referring to, unlike the switches that you see so commonly used today that are mostly made in pacific rim countries. Most of these import switches are stamped sheet metal and often not self canceling. None of them possess any resemblance of tasteful design. 

I offer switch restoration services and I sell restored units. I also have some original NOS units in my inventory. If you are interested in this detail of your car restoration in Seattle area or any other part of the world, you can contact me 
My switches come with  installation and wiring instructions.

Turn Signal Switches

Here are some more examples of turn signal switches

Econoline Visor 1963 Ford Custom

1960s Econoline Van outside Visor was never offered. My friend at Doghouse Powder Coating wanted a visor for his van, so I made one for him. The screws in it are temporary, and will be replaced with stainless finish screws. If you're interested in a custom made visor for your vehicle, please contact Doug's Classic Coachworks.

235 Chevrolet Stove Bolt Split Exhaust Manifold

Dual Exhaust 235 261 Chevrolet Stove Bolt Six, Split Manifold. Here is another example of  a custom split manifold. I think this is the best looking one yet that has come out of Doug's Classic Coachworks. The original manifold did have some East Coast rust pitting but a tight shaft on the heat riser because it is off a low mileage truck.

Chevrolet 235 261 Harmonic Balancer For Sale NOS


Stove Bolt Six Chevrolet 235 261 wide belt harmonic balancer for sale. This is an unused New Old Stock part. $150.00 plus shipping. I can accept PP or USP MO.

Use the Contact Doug link on the side bar. Give me your number and I will call. Thanks, Doug


Car restoration, from rust repair and wreck repair all the way to Concours d' Elegance award winning, complete restorations, is what I have been doing since 1969. Completely disassembling and reassembling of bodies has been performed by me many times. Wooden bodied cars as well as all metal cars are included in my list of accomplishment. Best of show awards, magazine articles and many best in class awards have been presented to owners of cars that I have had a large part in the restoration of.

Hot Rod building is something I find great satisfaction in. Unlike most, I make a big effort to maintain a "Theme" when building a car. In other words, if I'm building a 1950's style Hot Rod, it will be built with 1950's and prior parts. Naturally, those parts will be restored to top notch condition, because Resto RodsTo Go stands for Hot Rods that can be driven daily. One of the things that makes these cars so special is that they are "timeless" and will maintain their desirability through time, unlike the fad cars that are being built with the "off the shelf parts", that are obsolete next year.

Taking advantage of the work that those highly skilled designers that worked for GM, Ford, and Chrysler seems to make a lot more sense to me than using the machine shop designed billet steering wheels, etc and industrial gauges, that are usually used in Street Rod building.

If you set up your steering column properly, you don't need to install that tilt column, but rather use a cool early column and wheel that has real character, and not that Kubota tractor look.

I would much rather lift the hood to see an early Hemi or an early fuel injected 283 or dual quad 265 Chevy. Generic chrome becomes pretty bland when up against a tasteful paint scheme under the hood like the factory designers developed.