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
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.
1968 Mercury Cougar Metal Working 101
Part 2 of the 1968 Mercury Cougar restoration. Paul shows the progress of
the 1968 Cougar and then demonstrates some basic rust repair techniques.
Stay tuned on this, a four speed auto transmission upgrade is on the way as
well as a engine upgrade.
How To Repair Door Panel - Patch Panel Installation Using Mini TIG Torch - Eastwood
LINK TO BUY MINI TIG TORCH:
LINK TO BUY TIG 200DC:
LINK TO BUY ANGLE GRINDER:
In this video, Matt tackles a patch panel repair on a 1977 Volkswagen
Scirocco door. The project called for low amperage, precision and care, and
Eastwood's TIG Mini Torch paired with their TIG 200 was just the combo for
Eastwood Mini (#9) TIG Torch
Mini (#9) TIG Torch
Item #14131 Brand: Eastwood
This torch kit is ideal for low amperage welding in tight spaces where the
standard TIG200 (#17) torch may have trouble fitting.
Attach the torch the same way the standard torch connects to make getting
into tight places much easier. The torch kit comes complete with a
selection of consumable parts.
This torch is rated for 125 Amps DC or 100 Amps AC
Do not exceed the rated amperage
Eastwood TIG Welder 200 Amp DC
Weld steel and stainless steel up to 3/16 inch thick*
Includes preset post and pre-flow gas, overload protection, adjustable
amperage control for either panel (trigger switch) or foot pedal operation.
Amperage adjustable from 10 to 200 amp, WP 17 style torch accepts all
common electrodes and collets up to 1/8 inch. High frequency Mosfet
inverter with high frequency start for precise arc starting and superior
puddle and penetration control.
- 110 or 220 volt
- 50 to 60Hz
- 200 amp output DC TIG welder.
*Please note: This welder does not weld aluminum. To weld aluminum please
order our Eastwood TIG Welder 200 Amp AC/DC welder which has the high
frequency AC setting needed to properly weld aluminum.
4-1/2" Electric Angle Grinder
Eastwood's 4-1/2" Electric Angle Grinder will make much of your prep work
for welding and painting a snap. Pair it with one of our Flap Discs (19057)
to strip paint, rust and powder. It features a single speed 110V electric
motor with an easy to use safety locking on/off switch. Any grinding or cut
off wheel with a 4 1/2" disc with a 7/8" hole will fit this grinder.
Eastwod has everything you need to do the job right when you're restoring a
car, truck or motorcycle - welders, plasma cutters, rust solutions, powder
coating supplies, soda and abrasive blasters, paint and paint guns,
specialty tools, metal fab equipment, hand tools and more.
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
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.
Patch Panel Installation - Fusor 110B
Stork Australian Warehouse Distributors presents:
How to use Fusor 110B - Patch Panel Installation
Phone: 03 9553 1977
Paintucation Body Panel Replacement Auto Body DVD
In this two-DVD set, Kevin demonstrates replacing panels using both modern
and vintage techniques. The level of detail that is explained and
demonstrated here will have you well on your way to becoming proficient at
these critical restoration skills. This is a MUST for anyone doing any
significant repairs or restoration.
- Proper & required tools
- Quarter panel patch
- Tail light panel replacement
- Full quarter panel replacement
- Rust patching / metal fab
- Door skin removal & replace
- Welding techniques
- Using structural adhesives
- Fixing panel misalignment
- Vintage body soldering
- Many more tips and techniques!
To see the entire library or purchase, go to
Rust Repair Panel How To - Patch Panel Kit Repairing Project Pilehouse Dodge Truck Door at Eastwood
BUY The Kit Here: http://www.eastwood.com/patch-panel-install-kit.html
BUY Spot Weld Nozzle and Kit: http://www.eastwood.com/spot-weld-kit.html
We started the repair process on the passenger door of Matt's 1950 era
Dodge Pile-House Pickup truck project. In this video he puts a new lower
door skin on the door - both inside and outside. Check out other videos
where we install air bags, lengthen the bed and CHOP the top.
Lots of fabrication to create the correct shape of the door. He used the
Eastwood Patch Panel Kit, Brake, Shrinker-Stretcher, Grinder, Hammer and
Dolly Set, Electric Shears, Rust Encapsulator, Self-Etching Weld-Thru
Primer, After Weld, Spot Weld Pliers, Spot Weld Nozzle, and the Door