Restoring cast aluminum parts to like new condition can be a challenging process. Simple glass bead or media blasting can leave the parts looking “flat” and “grey”. Bob Wilson of RJ Restorations shares his secrets for restoring cast aluminum parts to have that “factory new” appearance. Bob takes us step-by-step through the process of restoring a set of Boss Mustang valve covers, including: cleaning, conditioning, detailing, machined surface restoration and flange straightening.
In preparing for a complete restoration and upgrade, Craig and Aaron Hopkins get to work on cleaning out and taking inventory for a 1967 Chevy Chevelle. They walk you step by step through the entire cleaning process, which involves gutting the car’s interior components and sorting through the parts that should be recycled or trashed…Watch Now >>
The next step in the restoration and upgrade of a 1967 Chevelle involves removing the front end, roof, and tail and quarter panels. Craig Hopkins and his teammate demonstrate the entire cutting and chiseling process, which is both tedious and necessary. Once they’re through, Craig teaches you how to take a closer look at the…Watch Now >>
When stripping the hardware from a car, it is important that you take the necessary precautions to carefully remove each component. Craig Hopkins teaches you how to use a torch and a few hand tools to find and remove screws and other materials that are holding the hardware onto the body of the car. The…Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins goes to work on stripping the remaining metal components from the body of a 1967 Chevy Chevelle, including all of the removable and in some cases salvageable hardware. He walks you step by step through the cutting process, using a chisel and other handy tools to remove all of the extra pieces on…Watch Now >>