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.
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
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.
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.
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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!