• CCRC 013518f_S3552u_c Acid Etching PREMIUM
    25:40

    When restoring a classic car or building a custom car, there are times when you need to create items that are no longer available or to create something that is totally unique to your car. Acid etching non-ferrous metals gives the car restorer many options to get creative with your classic. Mark Simpson takes us… Read more »

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  • CCRC 013515f_S3550u_c
    17:49

    For most classic car restorers, sewing together upholstery is an unlearned skill. But using some readily available components you can achieve professional looking results. Mark Simpson demonstrates on a 1962 Oldsmobile Door Panel, how to create custom car door panels using ABS board and pre-sewn top-stitch panels from EZ Boy interiors.

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  • CCRC 013073f_S3535u_c Easy Hose Install FREE
    1:34

    Assembling new radiator and heater hose can be difficult as the fresh rubber binds on fittings and resists sliding. Using a high quality silicone lubricant can take the frustration out of assembly.

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  • CCRC 013131f_S3548u_c Introduction to the English Wheel
    15:26

    What is an English Wheel? If you’re serious about metal fabrication, the English Wheel is an important tool to add to your arsenal. Mark Simpson introduces us to this great shop tool, including the various parts, safety and process of rolling metal.

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  • CCRC 013069f_S3531u_c Binder Clip Fender Cover FREE
    1:37

    When working on the engine of your classic car, protecting the paint on your fenders should never be overlooked. Many auto shops have heavy padded rubber fender covers as standard fair, but these can pick up dirt that is later ground into the finish of your ride, when draped over the fender. Using clean shop… Read more »

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  • ccrc-013121f_s3538u_c-plasma-cutter
    15:15

    What is a plasma cutter? The plasma cutter has replaced the oxy-acetylene torch (gas axe), for many applications and has proven itself capable of making precise and intricate cuts even on thicker plate metals. Mark Simpson introduces us to the setup, safety, and function of this valuable shop tool.

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  • ccrc-013062f_s3524u_c-picking-up-metal-shavings-free
    1:15

    Picking up metal shavings can be a real chore in the shop, and if left unchecked they seem to end up everywhere. So in this lesson, Mark Simpson shares one of his shop tips to make short work of all those pesky chips and metal shavings.

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  • ccrc-013074f_s3536u_c-white-wall-cleaning-free
    3:59

    Most classic car owners agree that keeping white wall tires looking bright white can be a challenge. Mark Simpson shares the process he uses when cleaning white wall tires to keep them looking like new on his rides.

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  • ccrc-013129f_s3546u_c-stripping-paint
    14:12

    Every classic car enthusiast will eventually need to strip paint off of their car’s body panels or components. Mark Simpson demonstrates a couple methods for stripping car paint and teaches you how to get the job done quickly and safely. He explores both mechanical and chemical processes to remove paint.

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