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 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 >>
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 Flexible…Watch Now >>
Sanding is a critical step in adding an impressive paint job to your classic car, so you need the proper supplies in your shop. Cam Benty helps you choose what size blocks to use, how to build your own block and the functions of a powder can. A proper finish starts with the car sanding…Watch Now >>
Buying a car to restore may not be as stressful as looking for a new project car, but there are still important aspects to look for. Brent Ackley tells you what areas to examine to get the finished product you desire depending on how much money you want to spend and the amount of time…Watch Now >>