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:
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.
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.
Mig Welding Automotive Sheet metal from How to ASAP
MIG Welding Automotive Sheetmetal
This clip from howtoASAP.com is from a 52 minute video 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 sheet metal. Muscle cars, classic
cars or trucks use the same welding techniques. Save yourself money and do
it yourself or see what your builder should be doing!
Spot Weld Kit - How To DIY with your MIG Welder from Eastwood
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Spot Welding in the past had primarily been done by large resistance
welders but can now be achieved with your MIG welder and this Spot Welding
Kit from Eastwood. Spot welding is accomplished by clamping two panels
together and fusing them with a number of welds sequentially-placed rather
than a continuous bead to hold the panels together. This kit is designed to
be used with Eastwood's Welders as well as any other brand welder that
utilizes a Tweco® Style MIG torch.
Watch the video to see the product in-action!
Rust Repair Panel DIY - Patch Panel & Installation Kit for your Car from Eastwood
BUY It Here: http://www.eastwood.com/patch-panel-install-kit.html
Get the supplies you need to fix rusty panels, fabricate replacement metal
for rocker panels, quarter panels, floors, and more. You get the same type
of aluminized steel used by Exhaust
manufacturers for corrosion protection; also allows easy forming and
welding. The included backing strips allow for accurate alignment,
sturdiness, and a clean weld bead.
7 sheets of 20-gauge aluminized sheet metal (one 12 Inch x 24 Inch, two 12
Inch x 12 Inch, and four 1Inch x 24 Inch)
Two 3/16 Inch double-ended drill bits for plug welding
100 self-tapping screws to secure panels for alignment prior to welding
6 Inch seaming pliers that give you superior leverage for up-to-120-degree
bends on panel edges.
See how it's done in this video.