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.
Poor Man's Body Repair Part 1
Check out David's D.I.Y. Auto Repair Blog: http://www.diyautorepair.info
I have to do major body work on our 1990 Ford Econoline, I can't afford to have it done at a body shop.
Plus it would cost more than the van is worth, so being a jack-ass of all trades and a master of none, I have to do the job myself.
I have been doing body work for years on all the old cars I have owned in the past.
I use galv. sheet metal and pop rivets and rusty metal primer and Bondo.
This video is MY WAY, the poor man's way of fixing the body rot, it has to be done, the van runs good but the body is going to hell.
Soooo...If any of you that ARE in the body shop business and want to be a critic, please don't, I do not have a garage or the equipment or the MONEY to do it the RIGHT way.
To do it the right way would tie up the van for weeks, we drive the van almost every day.
This video is for you do-it-yourselfer's out there.
How to patch rust. - more secrets revealed!
Here it is one you have all been waiting for
this is a commercial repair, for a every day car
By no means a restoration job .although it is still a effective removal and patching of rust .
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: http://www.eastwood.com/shrinker-stretcher-combo-set-two-bodiestwo-jaws.html
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 jobs
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 hammer-forming.
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 aluminum
Spuds 1968 Cougar restoration: sandblasting
We have been told by many car guys that you can't sandblast fenders. They say that the sandblasting would cause excessive heat that would cause the metal to warp. We had an extra quarter panel, so we dicided to try it out. It was successful!
65 Mustang Fastback Restoration Project
This is my 1965 Mustang Fastback I rescued from a field rusting away. I finished it around July of 2008 in my back yard garage with no professional assistance at all. It took me about 26 months to complete. It has a 302 Ford motor and an 5 Speed manual transmission. I restored this car to the information on the original data plate on the door that included the body color and interior. The stripe is unique in that I added a darker red to the Poppy Red body color to get a stripe that is a little darker but blends in with the factory color. This car features four wheel disc brakes made from all Ford parts.
EXCLUSIVE: How to repair a totaled out car
http://lectricgenius.blogspot.com/ Repairing a totaled car which was flipped across two lanes of an interstate. I replaced both quarter panels, the roof, all four doors, the hood, the fenders, and both bumpers. The only thing on the car thats still original is the decklid.