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
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!
Rust Repair Panel DIY - Patch Panel & Installation Kit for your Car from Eastwood
BUY It Here:
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.
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.
63 impala Video 57 making Patch Panels
My technique, or a technique for making small patch panels to repair small
rusted areas. It was 105* F today as I was working on the 63 but I was so
glad to get this chance to work on it again, the heat didn't bother me. A
little bit of work here and a little there and it will get built...
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!
1955 Chevy Belair - Quarter Panel Replacement
Replacing a damaged rear quarter panel on a '55 Chevy at Paintman Auto
Body. A portion of a full restoration project. Find more and stay updated
on progress at our site