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Spud's 1968 Cougar restoration: patch panel part 2

Spud has continued his work replacing a rear quarter panel patch. He has it welded in and is getting the body lines right.


 


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Video slideshow that outlines how to repair sheet metal. This demonstration was done on a lawn tractor mower deck, but the same principles can be applied to auto body work on vehicles. Most auto body panels do use a thinner gauge steel, so when you welding, more care will have to be taken to reduce the amount of heat distortion. Removing the rusty soft/thin areas will allow for a solid area to weld the patch to. This also reduces the chance of having the welder burn through the existing steel. After the hole has been cut, you are now able to make a patch for the damaged area. For this I purchased similar gauge/thickness sheet metal. To bent the steel, I used a couple concrete blocks for weight, a propane torch to make the steel more pliable, and a hammer for forming. To cut the patch to size I used an angle grinder and a file for any fine fitting adjustments. The cuts in the one rounded patch allows for the piece to be bent into two different directions to match the contour of the mower deck. Grind the paint off around the area where the patch will be welded to. This will ensure that welder is able to arc on the existing surface properly. The tack welds hold the piece in place and allow me to align the patch to the existing surface. For the welding, I used a small flux core mig welder. Running small/short (approx. 1" length) welding beads reduces the amount of distortion within the sheet metal which is caused by excessive heat. This will have to be adjusted accordingly depending on the gauge/thickness of steel. For grinding down the welds I used the angle grinder with standard grinding disc for the higher areas and a flap disc to smoothen the surface. For paint, I used low gloss black farm equipment painted which I brushed on. Credit: Music: Zap Beat - Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Thank you to all those who watch my videos and support my content. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel for future tutorial videos and like my video if you found it helpful. New videos are always being uploaded every week! Please LIKE my Facebook page @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/4Diyers/106898752724865 or FOLLOW me on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/4DIYers © 4DIYers 2013 All Rights Reserved No part of this video or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the author.





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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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.





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.





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