Southern California plays host to many notable personalities in the custom car culture. Dennis Gage pays a visit to Von Hot Rod an acclaimed pinstriper and hot rod artist. But more than just pinstriping “Hot Rod” also owned a Southern California Hot Rod Shop named Hot Rod’s Hangout. Dennis gets an insider tour of Von Hot Rod’s home and studio and a first look at many of his prized collectibles.
Craig Hopkins teaches you how to mount front sheet metals on a car to get rid of a rusty mess. He briefs you on the new car parts you will need such as a hood, fenders, and hinges. You do not need new hardware, but Craig suggests you buy it to save yourself future trouble.Watch 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 >>
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 FlexibleWatch Now >>
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 >>