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1969 Firebird "Routy" Trunk Floor Replacement Video V8TV

http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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.


 


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1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Floor Replacement - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy" was a pretty clean car to start with, but we wanted to improve upon some previous repairs in the floor and trunk floor area. In this installment, we replace the driver's side floor pan with a 1-piece replacement from Classic Industries. There are tips in this video that apply to any musclecar restoration.





Welding Tips: How To Set Any MIG Welder Video V8TV HTP MIG 130
http://www.usaweld.com - Setting the proper wire speed and heat settings is easy if you know how to do it. This video will show you the fastest and easiest way to dial-in your MIG welder properly.





1968 Camaro Fender Rust Repair How-To Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - In this installment, we tackle the common problem of rusty muscle car fenders. Using a repair panel form Classic Industries, some 3M grinding wheels, and an HTP MIG 200 and Quickspot II spot welder, we cut out the crust and weld in new steel for an undetectable repair.





1968 Camaro "Reloaded" OER Trunk Floor Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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.





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





Trunk Pan Replacement-How to replace a trunk floor from How to ASAP
Center Trunk Pan Replacement, This clip is from a 90+ minute DVD from howtoASAP.com. Nationally recognized car builder, Craig Hopkins, will take you through the step by step installation of a center trunk floor. You will learn methods and tips which will give you professional results with your do it yourself project. Shot in HD, this DVD is packed with information that will stop you from making costly errors and will leave you with a repair that will be hard to spot. If you dont want to do it yourself, this DVD will help you pick the right shop to restore your car. No matter what your skill level, this DVD will help! Be sure to check out the howtoASAP.com DVD on Mig Welding Automotive Sheetmetal. It has been getting great response from people wanting to improve their welding skills.





OxyAcetylene Welding
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. Interested in A Career In Welding? Click Here: http://www.georgiatradeschool.com/ ChuckE2009 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ChuckE2009/282164941819994





1965 Chevelle Paint Spray Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - All the sanding and preparation work is finally complete, and we were ready to spray the DuPont BMW Estoril Blue on our 1965 Chevelle. After all the primer was wetsanded to a 600 grit finish, body technician Nathan Newberry wiped the surface down with wax & grease remover and sprayed the body with DuPont Hot Seal sealer to create a barrier between the basecoat color and the primer. Next came the DuPont Chroma Premiere basecoat. Nathan sprayed several coats to completely cover the body shell, then we masked the outside surfaces and sprayed clear on the door jambs and areas that could not be cleared once the car is reassembled. Next up were the doors, fenders, hood, deck lid, hinges, etc. All were checked with the 3M SunGun for accuracy. We're going to assemble the car in basecoat and clear it assembled... stay tuned for that one!





1965 Chevelle Quarter Panel Install Pt. 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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.





1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Sheetmetal Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - After the subframe was re-attached to our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy," the reassembly began. First up was the sheetmetal, namely the doors, fenders, core support, and the reproduction steel Trans Am hood. We had to do a few tricks to make them all line up correctly, but it wasn't too bad of a project. Here's how the process went.





1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Bodywork Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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!





Right side quarter panel skin replacement 1968 firebird
Replacing the right side quarter panel skin on my 1968 firebird.





1969 Pontiac Firebird Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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 Panel Repair V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com: - Repairing main floors and trunk floors on our 1965 Chevelle.





1969 Pontiac Firebird Project: Body Media Blasted V8TV
The moment of truth...our project 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" came home from the media blaster. We had the interior, underside, trunk, and firewall of the body tub blasted, along with stacks of smaller parts like the inner fender wells, the radiator core support, and all the bumper brackets. We also had the complete subframe and suspension parts blasted, but that's a different story. This time, we're taking a closer look at the condition of the body. This car had many previous repairs, and it's not really fair for us to point out the details of previous work, but we think it's important to illustrate what we found and to make some observations on what we're starting with.




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