Karmann Ghia sheet metal patch
Cutting, bending, and welding in a patch to smooth out a fresh air vent for
a 1974 Karmann Ghia. Includes some hammering, mig welding and a bit of the
english wheel. I have tons of pictures on my blog:
Patch Panels-Installation and Hand Forming Automotive Panels from howtoASAP
How to ASAP brings you another DVD on "Installing and Hand Forming Patch
Panels". Replacing entire quarters or other sheet metal is not always the
best way to solve rust or damage problems on your project. There are times
when patch panels are a perfectly acceptable repair--if you know how to
install them correctly. Nationally recognized car builder, Craig Hopkins,
will take you through the step by step installation of a lower quarter
patch panel and bonus segments on hand forming patches using tools you
probably have in your garage. You will learn methods and tips which will
produce professional results with your "do-it-yourself" project.
This high quality DVD is over 90 minutes of information that will leave
you with a repair that will be hard to spot. Whether you are a professional
or taking on your first repair, this DVD will help you do it right the
first time. For this and other DVDs like "Mig Welding Automotive Sheet
Metal" , go to www.howtoasap.com. Copyright by Out of Our Minds Media
Episode #4 - Metal Panel Replacement Techniques
In this episode Brad reviews three common techniques for welding
replacement steel panels or patches into vehicles. The episode ends with
the installation of the patch panel he made in Episode 1.
lesson on welding thin steel,
Demonstrating the use of alloyed steels,as a heat sink, to prevent
distortion and burning thru,
when welding panel steel or thin materials.
Videos are for reference and entertainment only: Even tho they are based
on step by step guide - If you attempt a repair like the one seen in this
video please use the proper safety equipment,
Butt Welding Sheet Metal With A Mig Welder
If you are doing rust repair patches on your restoration project, I put
together a few tips for you on how to avoid blowing holes through your
seams: Use short bursts, pull the gun away from the work a bit to make a
cooler weld, don't point the gun directly at the weld, hold it at an angle,
weld on the last weld, that's the thickest piece of metal, use a copper
backing plate to prevent fall out.
MIG Welding Automotive Sheet Metal from How to ASAP
Mig Welding Automotive Sheetmetal
This clip from howtoASAP.com is from a 52 minute instructional DVD shot in
HD featuring nationally recognized automotive builder, Craig Hopkins.
Whether you are a novice or a professional, this video will help you get
professional results as you learn the tricks to welding automotive
sheetmetal. Muscle cars, classic cars or trucks use the same welding
techniques. Save yourself money and do it yourself or see what you builder
should be doing! Go to www.howtoasap.com for more information. Copyright by
Out of Our Minds Media.
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Karmann Ghia - Nose Ridge Tool
$5 worth of materials from the scrap bin at the local metal supplier wind
up forming a tool to repair the nose ridge on the 1974 Karmann Ghia