Replacing the inner fenders on any classic car often meant countless hours searching vintage salvage yards or attending numerous swap meets in hopes of discovering a part that was restorable. The folks at Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI) have made the restoration process a whole lot easier with great looking reproduction parts. Mark Simpson and Ross Kiehl take our project ’68 Chevelle one step closer in our quest to turn this one-time strip car into a street cruiser, with a set of OPGI inner fender wells, and complete installation hardware.
Craig Hopkins introduces the car tools you will need to install front sheet metal to your classic car. Some of the equipment you will need includes a ratcheting strap, screw driver, wrench, ratchet, sockets, hammer and pick bar. New hinges will also help make the hood fall in the same place every time.Watch Now >>
A sheet metal shrinker/stretcher is perfect for any type of metal fabrication you need for your classic car, and it keeps the metal completely flat (without crimps). Mark Oja gives a brief demonstration on how the stretcher works and then shows you an example of a finished product.Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins gives you some final classic car restoration tips to finish sanding, buffing, and polishing. You will learn how to run some tape along the edge of the quarter panel (and deck lid) to avoid cutting the paint. Also, all good paint jobs start with a good block. Craig recommends John Wheeler’s Adjustable FlexibleWatch Now >>
Craig Hopkins demonstrates how to sand a car fender using a small, tight orbit DA with a cushion pad. This allows for a nice flow rate that makes the sanding really smooth and gives the classic car a clean finish. Make sure to be just as careful Craig when sanding around the edges so youWatch Now >>