This 1972 VW Super Beetle is undergoing a full pan off Restoration at Kiddy's Classics in Jensen Beach, FL. - http://www.kiddysclassics.com -
Like most Florida Beetle's this one has its fair share rust that needs repair. In this video you will see photos of the step-by-step process of removing the rust, and welding the new patch panels in place for a correct repair. The patches are hammered and dollied smooth and then lead (auto body solder) is used in place of bondo or other plastic fillers for a repair that will last for years to come.
Remove Rust from Metal and Panels the Easy Way: Video 1
"The easy and safe way to remove rust at home". I am amazed at how many
people have not heard of this method before. Some old school tips are more
useful today, it saved them money and it will save you time and money too.
vw bug sheet metal replacement part 3
Replacing my heater channel, door post, and fire wall in my 1956 vw bug.
How to do it yourself and save $. Sheet metal work, welding and body
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Red VW bug rebuild
Two year body-off rebuild of a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. The original 1200
motor was replaced with a 1970's twin port 1600 and the gearbox replaced
with a swing-axle one from a late 1500 beetle. Body was bare-metalled and
the usual rust prone areas were repaired. This is the beetle that I added a
narrowed front beam to in another recent video.
1995 Subaru Legacy - Quick and dirty repair of rust hole
Anyone who drives a Subaru in an area where there's road salt knows that
these cars pick up rust spots behind the rear wheels.
Since this is my daily driver, I can't take it off the road for more than a
few hours for necessary repairs. In this video, I chop out some rusty metal
and make a hard-as-a-rock patch.
Looks terrible, but is cheap, and should be durable, plus should delay the
future spread of rust in this spot.
Check out my blog:
CLASSIC CAR BODY RESTORATION
http://www.metalshapingzone.com Watch how bodywork restoratiion is done
using traditional techniques to make and fit repairs and complete panels.
Form sections of panel using only hand tools!
Using Body Lead
This video shows how to use body lead instead of bondo. I only had 10
minutes so I put as much as I could that is important. Start with a clean,
sanded surface so the tinning butter will bond correctly. This hood was
from the 1969 Mustang
restoration project from a few years ago. 90% of the body work on that car
was done with lead. One you learn how you'll never use bondo again!
Proper automotive rust repair
A quick video that follows a rust repair I did on my daughter's car. The
right way of dealing with rust is cutting it out and welding new metal in,
no other method will yield any lasting repair. And no, rust can not be
neutralized completely on a car, there are just too many places you can't
reach... No miracle product, no shortcuts....its just a long process...
Don't ask about price, I don't do those kinds of repairs commercially,
there is just no way to make money with those at a fixed price...
My Beetle reborn
My first car was was a 1969 Automatic-Stickshift VW Beetle. I drove it for
4 years, and it took a beating. It was garaged for 18 years, until I
decided to rebuild it.