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 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 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 >>
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 >>
The Bead Roller is a handy tool that provides extra strength by adding ridges to your sheet metal. Mark Oja and Cam Benty demonstrate how to use a Bead Roller on your classic car to add a little extra flair and strength to any metal you have.Watch Now >>