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.
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" 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
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!
1969 Firebird "Routy" Project Updates V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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!
1969 Firebird Seam Sealer Video - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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.
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.
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
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Quarter Panel Replacement Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Replacing quarter panels on an American muscle
car is major surgery, but it is not impossible. In this video, we take you
through the steps we took to replace a rusty quarter panel on our 1968 Camaro with a new full
quarter panel from Classic Industries. Covers removal, fitment, welding,
and finishing with Eastwood Body Solder "lead" kit.
Episode 70 Part 2 Seamless floor pan installation, 1965--70 Mustang, Autorestomod
We finish the installation of the National Parts Depot Mustang floor pan in our weekend
project 1968 Mustang
hardtop! In this episode we only replace the sections needed. Gary Jackson
shows how to cut, weld, and grind a pan for a seamless repair that will
give a factory look without using the full pan. This method will also be
easier due to less welding and grinding.
Sponsor: National Parts Depot
1969 Firebird "Routy" Final Paint Spray Video #3 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The final video covering the paint process on our
1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy." This time, we're laying out the
stripe design and spraying the DuPont silver and Gun Metal stripes.
Later, we do the initial wetsanding with the 3M Trizact system, including
the new 3M Denibbing gun. Lastly, we polish the car using 3M products.
Next is the final assembly and installation of Holley's Avenger EFI system.
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!
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!
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