1969 Firebird "Routy" Trunk Floor Replacement Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The trunk floor area in our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" was looking pretty rough, so we elected to use an assortment of repair panels from Classic Industries to replace the rust and previous damage repairs. The process went pretty smoothly, and we were able to butt-weld and plug weld the new pieces in leaving a factory appearance with no evidence we were ever there. A coat of Eastwood Epoxy Primer will help keep them rust free for good.
1969 Firebird "Routy" Painted DuPont Hot Hues Red Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - After completing all the bodywork on our 1969
Pontiac Firebird, we disassembled the body to paint the tub with DuPont Hot
Hues Red Hot Meltdown 2-stage urethane. After the red had flashed, the
crew masked off the jambs and sprayed them with DuPont Clear. Then the
fenders, doors, hood, and other parts were shot red, and the jambs and
backsides cleared. It looks good in red!
1969 Pontiac Firebird Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We reassembled our restored front
suspension with some new tricks to make our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy"
drive and handle better. First we replaced all the stock worn-out control
arm bushings with some new Global West Del-A-Lum bushings for minimal
deflection and smooth articulation. Then we replaced all the loose
steering components with new parts from Classic Industries, including a new
steering box, tie rod ends, center link, ball joints, idler arm, and
pittman arm. Once we could put the wheels back on, we rolled the subframe
under the body, aligned it, and bolted it up. Out back, we added some
Del-A-Lum bushings to the Detroit Speed & Engineering 3" drop leaf springs
and put the rear axle assembly back in the car. Classic Industries had
more hard-to-find nuts and clips for the front leaf spring mounts. Now we
can hang all the sheetmetal back on the car and start the panel alignment!
1965 Chevelle Quarter Panel Install Pt. 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - PART 1 - Quarter panels are one of
the most rust and dent-prone parts of musclecars, and our 1965 Chevelle had
some of each. Mostly dents. Thankfully, OPGI came out with new
reproduction full quarter panels for 1965 Chevelles. In this video, we
show you how to remove your old panel and install the new. Also applies
to other GM A Bodies like Skylarks, Cutlasses, GTOs and others.
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" OER Trunk Floor Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The original trunk floor was not
terrible in our '68 Camaro "Reloaded" project, but it
had some surface pitting and rust that we didn't like. The cure was a new
OER trunk floor panel from Classic Industries. In this video, we show
you the steps to removing the old panel and welding in the new one using an
HTP MIG 200 welder.
1969 Firebird Seam Sealer Video - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325- After the metalwork was completed
on the bottom side of our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy", we applied some
Eastwood Epoxy Primer to the underside and inside of the body shell to
prevent rust and to provide a base for the next steps. We then sealed all
the seams with 3M Automix Heavy Bodied Seam Sealer (8308) using their
pneumatic applicator. We like to mask off the seams with 3M tape, then
apply the sealer, brush it smooth, and then peel the tape before the sealer
hardens. The sealer ensures no moisture will creep between the panels and
start to rust. Once sealed up, we scuffed the primer and applied several
coats of Eastwood 2K Ceramic Chassis Black on the bottom and inside of the
body. The 2K Ceramic Chassis Black looks like the factory black used on
chassis parts, but is far more durable than regular paint.
Discussing the basics of o/a welding, while welding up some holes in an old
fender, with a Victor torch setup. This is a really fun type of welding,
and easy to learn.
For the record, yes, I AM using the right flame, but my camera shows the
inner and outer flame as one gigantic flame.
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1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Bodywork Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The 1969 Firebirds have a lot of
pieces that comprise the nose, and in this video, we go through the process
of making them all fit on our '69 'Bird called "Routy". We mocked up the
bumper using the original parts, then threw them all away in favor of a new
bumper, headlight bezels, rubber fillers, and brackets from Classic
Industries. Then we modified the reproduction 1969 Trans Am hood to
accommodate the Ram Air Pans and scoop inserts. Finally, the car was
bodyworked with 3M fillers and Standox sprayable polyester. A lot happens
here, you might want to watch it a couple times!
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Is Finished! Pro-Touring Video Feature V8TV
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We've finished the '69 Firebird, and we're really happy with the way the
car looks and drives! Check out the V8TV "Routy" Microsite for thousands
of build photos and info on how you can get a limited edition DVD of the
Pontiac V8 Water Pump Modification Tip Video V8TV "Routy" 69 Firebird
http://www.v8tvshow.com/69firebird - 314-783-8325 - The Pontiac 400 V8
engine that we're using in our 1969 Firebird project called "Routy" came to
us completely as a rebuilt long-block with all new parts inside, but we
were charged with the task of doing the final assembly and detail work.
This time, we're test-assembling the brackets and parts on the engine, and
came across a great tip to help keep your Pontiac V8 engine running cool.
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!
1969 Firebird "Routy" Project Updates V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project
"Routy" is going through the early phases of its transformation, with many
small detail items being checked off the list as we go. In this
installment, we fix rusty bodymounts and straighten some slightly damaged
supports on the subframe. Then we're repairing rust holes in the radiator
core support, inner fenders, and small holes in the body. We uncovered a
patch in the fender we didn't like, so we replaced it with new steel using
some cool butt-welding panel clamps from Eastwood. A quick spray with
Standox SprayMAX 2K Epoxy Primer keeps the part protected until the
bodywork phase. This stuff is cool.. it's a Standox 2k epoxy primer in an
aerosol can. That means it's got a primer and a catalyst in one
container... you break the seal on the can, and the two components mix
inside the can. You have to spray it out within about 1 week or it will
harden in the can. It's really tough stuff that sprays great over little
repair areas like this where you don't want to mix a whole gun full of
material. The firewall was welded up in anticipation of a Vintage Air air
conditioning unit. The subframe and front sheetmetal parts were sprayed
with Eastwood Epoxy Primer and Extreme Ceramic Chassis Black paint for long
lasting protection and a factory-like satin appearance. Finally, we
installed some Global West Del-A-Lum bushings in the front suspension
pieces. Next phase... floor and trunk floor repairs!
Easy rust repair for your vehicle!
detailing -- http://www.haynes.com/tips-from-the-pros/detailing
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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
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Engine Install and First Start Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The time came to install the rebuilt 1973 Pontiac
400 into our '69 Firebird. It's running a rebuilt bottom end, roller
rockers, #16 Pontiac iron heads, a Professional Products intake manifold,
MSD ignition, h Holley carb, Royal Purple break-in oil & filter, and
Eastwood coated long-branch Exhaust
manifolds leading to MagnaFlow Exhaust. Also shown is the Vintage Air
compressor and accessories from Classic Industries.