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!
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
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.
Rusty Roof Replacement - 1968 Cougar
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
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 .
(c) 2011 West Coast Classic Cougar, Inc.
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.
How To Metal Fabrication with the Eastwood Shrinker Stretcher
BUY It Here:
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
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,
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
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...
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.