Searching out classic car parts is as much fun to die-hard car enthusiasts as a ride in their favorite car. While online auction sites have changed the way many of us search for parts the real bargains take a little elbow grease and legwork. Despite what some believe there are still plenty of classic car salvage yards out there, and finding your next honey hole of parts may be closer than you think. It’s vitally important to be prepared if you’re planning to visit a classic car salvage yard, and a good idea to call ahead to ensure you have a understanding of what you can and can not bring into the yard. Any successful trip to a salvage yard begins with having the right tools along to get the job done, but not so many tools as to slow you down or become a burden to carry. Mark Simpson shares his list of “must-have” tools to carry into the yard as well as a few tools to have ready in your vehicle should the need arise. He also shares a few tips to help make your trip safe and enjoyable.
Getting started TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding also known as GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) requires getting the right setup. Professional hot rod fabricator and welder, Gary Simpson explains what you’ll need to get your equipment setup, welder settings and work area to ensure high quality welding results.Watch Now >>
TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding aluminum can take a little more practice to perfect. Professional hot rod fabricator and welder, Gary Simpson, takes us through the process from preparing the torch and electrode, to correct welder settings, to proper metal preparation and finally the welding process itself. You’ll see first hand how with the right…Watch Now >>
Mark Simpson demonstrates how adding and properly maintaining an at-home media blasting cabinet can dramatically improve the quality of your restorations. He shows exactly what steps you need to know to: maintain the consumable parts, selecting blasting media, safety considerations, preparing parts for blasting and how to protect the parts you don’t want blasted.Watch Now >>
When working with body fillers the resins tend to migrate to the surface as the body filler cures. These resins can quickly clog a new sheet of sandpaper. Here is a quick tip for cleaning sandpaper and getting it unclogged. This will have you sanding again without the expense of a new sheet of sandpaper.Watch Now >>