Most classic car aluminum trim pieces have an anodized finish. While this finish protects the surface from scratches and corrosion, it must be removed before and repairs can be efficiently made. Mark Simpson takes you through the process of safely stripping off the anodized finish without damaging the base aluminum.
Identifying and selecting the correct fill rod is an important next step in TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding. Professional hot rod fabricator and welder, Gary Simpson shows us the different types available and explains their differences. He then explains the process to prepare the metal for welding, which includes removing surface contaminates, surface cleaning andWatch 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 >>
Understanding engine timing and timing advance is important when making decisions on your classic car. Mark Simpson explains the difference between “Initial” timing and “Total” timing, and how to set and check both. Mark also demonstrates the use of a dial back timing light to accurately set timing advance.Watch Now >>
George Vondriska and Brent Ackley begin the process of repairing a door panel for a 1956 Chevrolet 150. They teach about all of the steps that you’ll need to complete to repair a classic car body, including stripping the original paint, priming the surface with epoxy, sanding for uniformity, and repainting with several coats.Watch Now >>