How complex is the portion you are trying to replace? Is a donor piece from another vehicle available? These are questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to use the auto fabrication technique or transplant parts. George Vondriska goes over both approaches and the reasons each were used on the El Camino.
Craig Hopkins and Randy Bolig take you through a classic car quarter panel removal process. First, they outline with a black marker what they are going to cut out of a 1969 Dodge Dart. Then they use a torch and brush to get lead out of the car, which shows them exactly where to cut.…Watch Now >>
Since you will butt weld the new quarter panel to the roof and existing quarter panel, Craig Hopkins teaches you how to remove a quarter of an inch from the roof without cutting through the existing car quarter panel. Then, he’ll apply some weld through primer to the step you just created and rest the…Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins prepares you to polish your classic car with 1000, 1500, and 3000 grit sandpaper without scratching the paint, and then shows you the sanding technique with paint sticks, blocks, and a water blade to get the perfect finish. Make sure all of your equipment is clean!Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins teaches you how to mount front sheet metals on a car to get rid of a rusty mess. He briefs you on the new car parts you will need such as a hood, fenders, and hinges. You do not need new hardware, but Craig suggests you buy it to save yourself future trouble.Watch Now >>