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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Butt fusion welding - thin sheet mild steel (Panel Beating)
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Patch Panels-Installation and Hand Forming Automotive Panels from howtoASAP
How to ASAP brings you another DVD on "Installing and Hand Forming Patch Panels". Replacing entire quarters or other sheet metal is not always the best way to solve rust or damage problems on your project. There are times when patch panels are a perfectly acceptable repair--if you know how to install them correctly. Nationally recognized car builder, Craig Hopkins, will take you through the step by step installation of a lower quarter patch panel and bonus segments on hand forming patches using tools you probably have in your garage. You will learn methods and tips which will produce professional results with your "do-it-yourself" project. This high quality DVD is over 90 minutes of information that will leave you with a repair that will be hard to spot. Whether you are a professional or taking on your first repair, this DVD will help you do it right the first time. For this and other DVDs like "Mig Welding Automotive Sheet Metal" , go to www.howtoasap.com. Copyright by Out of Our Minds Media





Spud's 1968 Cougar restoration: patch panel replacement
This is the first installment of Spud replacing the rear quarter patch panel. He needs to replace this spot on both sides of the car.





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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.




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