3-Video Set: More Restoration Projects & Upgrades (DVD & Download)
There are many different aspects to restoring any classic car, and we’re often faced with decisions about whether to restore parts ourselves, hiring someone else to restore them or purchasing reproduction parts. In this 3-video set, we’ll explore many of those aspects to car restoration that can stall progress.
Unless you’re restoring a car that virtually all of the parts are reproduced for, eventually you’re likely to pay a visit to a classic car salvage yard. Join us as we share some of our tips and advice on searching for parts in a vintage salvage yard and helpful advice to make your trip a safe and rewarding one. We’ll also explore proper use of a hammer and dolly to straighten metal and remove dents on our newly found parts.
But this video set doesn’t end there, you’ll discover how to cut and install safety glass, replace a fuel tank, detail an engine, install patch panels, install a headliner and making one-off rubber parts.
Finally we’ll take a step-by-step walk through on what aspects are examined when getting a classic car safety inspection.
PLUS, you’ll get all 3 videos in both DVD and download form with your purchase. This way, you can save the instruction on any device you wish, and watch it anytime, anywhere!
With over 200 minutes of in-depth instruction, see below for details on each of the videos you’ll receive:
Junkyard Tips and Hammer & Dolly – 54 minutes
Almost any serious classic car restoration project will include a trip to a vintage salvage yard. But making that trip both safe and rewarding requires a little preparation, planning and common sense.
Join Mark Simpson as he ventures into Rohner’s Auto Parts in Willmar, Minnesota in search of iron treasures. Simpson discusses the proper etiquette you should follow and important tips to discover parts that many may have overlooked. He’ll explore what tools are “must-have with you” and what tools are better left in the car unless needed. And of course we couldn’t help but look around at all of the hidden treasures Rohner’s has to offer.
Whether you just found a good fender in the salvage yard or you’re simply working on the parts your car already has, it’s common for there to be a few dents and dings it has acquired over the years.
Engine Detailing, Cab Corners & Headliners – 80 minutes
A high-end restoration is all about the details, and often it’s this attention to details that sets the good cars apart from the great cars. Join us as we head to RJ Restorations where owner Bob Wilson shares some of his detailing insights for the engine compartment. Learn the tips and tricks Wilson uses, including creating stamps and decals, pant stick markings, decal placement and more.
Cab corners on pickup trucks are notorious for rusting and repairs can be difficult in this tight area also. We join Gary Simpson as he dissects the cab corner of a ’54 Ford F100 then systematically rebuilds the sheet metal to near seamless perfection. Simpson demonstrates how to properly fit patch panels, hammer weld and metal finish the welds.
Upholstery is one of those projects many of us would just rather not deal with, but with the right products and preparation even difficult tasks become possible. Join our team as we install a new headliner into our project DeSoto. With a little time and effort, you can achieve professional quality results at a fraction of the price.
Some rubber parts are simply not available, but with a little ingenuity you can create high-quality unattainable parts. Mar Simpson demonstrates how to create power window looms for a late 50s MoPar using PlastiDip and copper tubing.
Safety Glass, Inspections & Fuel Tanks – 77 minutes
Most car enthusiasts will never cut their own safety glass, but know what goes into it can help any restorer better prepare their cars for glass replacement. Master glass cutter, Jim Lundquist, shows and explains to you many of the common tools used to remove and install glass in classic cars; and demonstrates the process of cutting, grinding and installing classic car glass into a framed glass side window of a fifties Oldsmobile convertible. Lundquist also demonstrates the process of removing lower glass channels from original glass and reinstalling them on new glass, then Jim completes the glass restoration on a classic 1935 Studebaker by installing new glass channels and door sweeps.
Having a second set of trained eyes carefully inspect your car for any safety concerns is a “must-have” for your peace of mind. Mark Simpson explains the importance of classic car safety inspections and takes you through a traditional safety inspection process with important considerations we all should be aware of when building our classic cars.
Our classic cars often sit for months at a time without being used or in some cases they’ve sat for decades before being restored. Simpson takes you through the process of inspecting an old fuel tank, preparing a new one and installing it safely into a car.