Part 10: My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration - Shaved Door Sheet Metal
In part 10 of my 1976 Mazda Cosmo restoration, I continue the surprisingly
long task of shaving the door handles. Last episode I left off after
cutting the patch panel to fill the hole in the passenger door. This time I
weld the panel in, fix the huge amount of warpage my improper welding
technique caused, then do the same on the passenger side. Shaving the door
handles took a lot more time than I thought it would and it feels nice to
have it all finally done. Included in this episode: patching door handle
holes, welding sheet metal, grinding down welds, hammering out warp caused
by welding, learning how to not screw it up next time.
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!
I am sharing a little bit of what I've learned about hammer welding. I was
taught by my dad, Larry Shoaf, and I also learned a few things from taking
one of Gene Winfield's metal shaping seminars.
Part 15: Repairing The Transmission Tunnel - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Happy Friday everyone! It's been a little while since my last video as I've
been busy with beginning-of-season related activities: built a new air
compressor for the shop, put a new diff in my RX-7 and helped someone else
with an engine installation. It's taken a while to edit episode 15 (the
actual work was completed in March) but it's finally here! In part 15, I
repair the rust damaged areas of the transmission tunnel discovered during
blasting. The sheet metal surrounding the shifter hole and parking brake
handle area is cut out, patch panels are made and then welded into place.
Also a cracked driver side seat mount is repaired. Sheet metal work is time
consuming though not necessarily difficult and this is only a little work
of much to come. Included in this episode: cutting out rusted metal, making
templates, cutting patch panels, forming patch panels, welding in patch
panels, blasting rusty parts, repairing damaged brackets, removing spot
welds and replacing, lots of grinding.
Trunk Pan Replacement-How to replace a trunk floor from How to ASAP
Center Trunk Pan Replacement, This clip is from a 90+ minute DVD from
howtoASAP.com. Nationally recognized car builder, Craig Hopkins, will take
you through the step by step installation of a center trunk floor. You will
learn methods and tips which will give you professional results with your
do it yourself project. Shot in HD, this DVD is packed with information
that will stop you from making costly errors and will leave you with a
repair that will be hard to spot. If you dont want to do it yourself, this
DVD will help you pick the right shop to restore your car. No matter what
your skill level, this DVD will help! Be sure to check out the
howtoASAP.com DVD on Mig Welding Automotive Sheetmetal. It has been getting
great response from people wanting to improve their welding skills.
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.
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,
How To Metal Fabrication with the Eastwood Shrinker Stretcher
BUY It Here:
Eastwood Shrinker/Stretcher Combo Set-Two BodiesTwo Jaws
Eastwood's Shrinker Stretcher Combo Unit in action fabricating a patch
panel for a 1973 Capri lower quarter patch panel.
Shrinker/Stretcher Combo Set handles most of your automotive metal-shaping
Eastwood Shrinker/Stretchers let you easily fabricate gentle radius bends
and contours in steel, aluminum, stainless or copper. Compound 45:1
leverage allows effortless forming without making relief cuts, heating, or
Ideal for perfect-fit rust-repair metal work around wheel openings, door
jams, windshields and trunk gutters
Shrinker/Stretcher Combo Set includes 2 jaws, 2 housings and 2 handles
Works on up to 18-gauge mild steel, 20-gauge stainless, and 16-gauge
1955 Chevy Belair - Quarter Panel Replacement
Replacing a damaged rear quarter panel on a '55 Chevy at Paintman Auto
Body. A portion of a full restoration project. Find more and stay updated
on progress at our site
BODY PANEL REPLACEMENT
This is a preview of Paintucation's Body Panel Replacement DVD. 5
Different projects including door skinning, complete panel replacement,
partial panel replacement, Panel bonding adhesives, Old School Leading
techniques, panel gaping, welding tips, metal finishing, and hundreds of
time and mondy saving tips!