Craig Hopkins walks you through the complete process for removing the old roof structure (headers, siders, drip rail, etc.) from a 1967 Chevy Chevelle and the preparations for installing the structure from a donor car. It is important that you take your time in order to only cut away what you need prior to installing the new structure.
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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 doorWatch Now >>
Since you will butt weld the new quarter panel to the roof and existing quarter panel, Craig Hopkins teaches you how to remove a quarter of an inch from the roof without cutting through the existing car quarter panel. Then, he’ll apply some weld through primer to the step you just created and rest theWatch Now >>
Craig Hopkins gives you different tips and tricks to help cut down the metal on a classic car panel without damaging the base. You must make sure to push the metal over weld, rather than attacking it, to avoid tearing the base metal. You will also learn how to get spot welds out. Use thisWatch 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 >>