In this introduction, Craig Hopkins discusses some helpful tips on welding basics to make auto body MIG welding easy. He explains that you will learn the three basic welds – a lap weld, a plug weld, and a butt weld — and stresses safety precautions that you must consider, such as a clean environment that is well ventilated and without flammables. He also suggests materials that he prefers to use, including a welding jacket, TIG gloves and a helmet.
Craig Hopkins provides helpful tips for restoring a classic car in this video. He explains that it is imperative the doors on a classic car are lined up before installing the fenders because that’s what the fenders are going to fit. The control bolt will then set the height of fender to height of door…Watch Now >>
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 >>
The Bead Roller is a handy tool that provides extra strength by adding ridges to your sheet metal. Mark Oja and Cam Benty demonstrate how to use a Bead Roller on your classic car to add a little extra flair and strength to any metal you have.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 >>