Installing a new headliner in a classic car can seem a little intimidating to most car guys who are more comfortable with a wrench in their hand and grease beneath their nails. The process is actually relatively easy, and with a little time and patience most car enthusiasts can achieve professional quality results at a fraction of the price. Mark Simpson shows us the tools we’ll need to get the job done and the importance of reconditioning the hardware. While Hot Rod Builder, Gary Simpson takes us step-by-step through the process of installing a new suspended headliner in our project car. Every car is different but many of these same procedures will guarantee your success on Fords, Chevys and MoPars alike.
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Craig Hopkins will present more welding basics in this video. Craig with also teach you how to recognize if the wire on a welder is to fast or to slow, how to balance the heat range and wire speed, and where to position your hand when welding. Learn what is happening while you weld andWatch Now >>
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The next step in the restoration and upgrade of a 1967 Chevelle involves removing the front end, roof, and tail and quarter panels. Craig Hopkins and his teammate demonstrate the entire cutting and chiseling process, which is both tedious and necessary. Once they’re through, Craig teaches you how to take a closer look at theWatch Now >>