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.
How To Metal Fabrication with the Eastwood Shrinker Stretcher
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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
Rust Repair Panel DIY - Patch Panel & Installation Kit for your Car from Eastwood
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Get the supplies you need to fix rusty panels, fabricate replacement metal
for rocker panels, quarter panels, floors, and more. You get the same type
of aluminized steel used by Exhaust
manufacturers for corrosion protection; also allows easy forming and
welding. The included backing strips allow for accurate alignment,
sturdiness, and a clean weld bead.
7 sheets of 20-gauge aluminized sheet metal (one 12 Inch x 24 Inch, two 12
Inch x 12 Inch, and four 1Inch x 24 Inch)
Two 3/16 Inch double-ended drill bits for plug welding
100 self-tapping screws to secure panels for alignment prior to welding
6 Inch seaming pliers that give you superior leverage for up-to-120-degree
bends on panel edges.
See how it's done in this video.
1965 Chevelle Quarter Panel Install Pt. 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - PART 1 - Quarter panels are one of the most rust
and dent-prone parts of musclecars, and our 1965 Chevelle had some of each.
Mostly dents. Thankfully, OPGI came out with new reproduction full
quarter panels for 1965 Chevelles. In this video, we show you how to
remove your old panel and install the new. Also applies to other GM A
Bodies like Skylarks, Cutlasses, GTOs and others.
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.
HQ Holden Restoration 27: How I weld patch panels
This is how I go about my welding, this is A way to weld, not THE way to
weld. Hope this helps someone out there, apologies if it's a bit boring.
Also wrote up this
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.
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!
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.
MIG Welding Automotive Sheet Metal from How to ASAP
Mig Welding Automotive Sheetmetal
This clip from howtoASAP.com is from a 52 minute instructional DVD shot in
HD featuring nationally recognized automotive builder, Craig Hopkins.
Whether you are a novice or a professional, this video will help you get
professional results as you learn the tricks to welding automotive
sheetmetal. Muscle cars, classic cars or trucks use the same welding
techniques. Save yourself money and do it yourself or see what you builder
should be doing! Go to www.howtoasap.com for more information. Copyright by
Out of Our Minds Media.
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.
Mig Welding Automotive Sheet metal from How to ASAP
MIG Welding Automotive Sheetmetal
This clip from howtoASAP.com is from a 52 minute video featuring nationally
recognized automotive builder, Craig Hopkins. Whether you are a novice or a
professional, this video will help you get professional results as you
learn the tricks to welding automotive sheet metal. Muscle cars, classic
cars or trucks use the same welding techniques. Save yourself money and do
it yourself or see what your builder should be doing!