If you have an old car that came with a vinyl top, chances are that you have some rust issues in the roof. This was the case with Andrew's car - a 1968 Mercury Cougar that his grandparents bought brand new in '68. In this video, Andrew takes matters into his own hands to replace his rusted roof skin with a solid donor roof from another car. He is by no means a restoration expert, just an amateur trying to save some money and save his car.
Need a roof or other body panels for your classic Cougar? West Coast Classic Cougar has it all. Check us out at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com or give us a call at (503) 463-1130 .
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Music in the video is from royalty-free sources, except for the Toccata and Fugue in D (used during the brief B&W horror sequence). Performed by Peter Hurford. An advertisement appears on this video in order to pay royalties to the copyright holder, not for our own gain.
Windscreen Removal and Install on a Classic Mini
This is Dennis Racine replacing a front windscreen (windshield) on a classic Mini Clubman. See below for the list of parts used in this video.
24A2236 - WINDSCREEN, ALL MINIS UP TO TWIN POINT MPI
CZH5342 - FRONT WINDSHIELD WINDSCREEN SEAL
24A1466 - FILLER LOCK STRIP CHROME
18G468 - WINDSHIELD WINDSCREEN FILLET TOOL
All of these items are available from Mini Mania The headliner for this car is also available under part number HL3012A.
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How to Spray Paint a Car at Home Yourself (Aerosol)
See the Materials Used Here http://www.refinishnetwork.com/howto/video/how_to_paint_a_car_yourself.htm
Refinish Network consists of various professional and enthusiast painters whom work collectively to help eachother out using the websites discussion forum. You will also find various helpful 'how to' articles from painting to body repairs.
This video illustrates how to paint a car using only aerosol spray cans. It is best to use a spray gun where possible, however it is possible to paint a car yourself with an Aerosol Spray Can.
Fiberglass Resin Jelly (my experience) to repair rust in my car
I have used fiberglass resin in the past to repair rust holes in my car, these are common around the wheels, in truck cabs and other areas where road salt is a problem.
I tried this new product from Bondo (a 3M company) called Fiberglass Resin Jelly. This product was very difficult to use with the fiberglass cloth and I do not think you can use it with the fiberglass mat because it is a thick cream and almost a paste. I had to butter the fabric on both sides and the working time was less than five minutes, I think I was wasting more fiberglass resin jelly than I was using. I found that the fiberglass resin jelly can be sanded in less than an hour.
I am using the jelly formula as a base of my repair and will be using the liquid fiberglass resin to topcoat the repair with at least two more layers and most likely four to five layers in the largest repair area to have a strong repair.
This repair will last longer than the car if the bad metal is removed, otherwise the rust will continue to grow under the fiberglass resin. This is a reasonable solution for rusted body panels on your car. Some people say that welding new metal into your car is the proper way to fix it. Keep in mind that cars are disposable and have no value beyond Kelly Blue Book, I found this out after my car was in a wreck and Progressive offered me less than what it would cost to get another car in reasonable running condition.
weld rust patch on car panels / mig lesson.
this is the follow on from how to patch rust
using a MIG welder It is one method that works very well
practice on a off cut in order to get your heat setting right
then its just a matter of joining the dots
don,t rush taking your time between each staggered section, means less heat build up
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,