• How to Use a Shrinker Stretcher

    A shrinker/stretcher is a valuable tool in sheet metal panel fabrication, as well as fitting patch panels and other sheet metal parts. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to use a shrinker stretcher and how it can be a real time saver in the shop.

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  • Powder Coating Process

    Powder coating gives you one of the most economical, color-durable, and longest lasting finishes available. Whether you’re coating engine brackets, master cylinders, or valve covers, there is simply no better way to apply a good looking yet tough finish. Mark Simpson takes us step-by-step through the powder coating process using the Eastwood HotCoat powder coating… Read more »

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  • Repairing Paint Chips

    The simple fact is: If you are going to drive and enjoy your classic car, you’re going to get chips and scratches in the paint. Knowing what to do to fix them will take the dread out of enjoying your ride. Mark Simpson takes us through the process of cleaning and repairing paint chips, color… Read more »

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  • How to Dye Plastic

    Many reproduction plastic parts are not offered in the colors they were originally from the factory, additionally many parts are not reproduced and require us to find salvage parts that may also not be in the correct colors, leaving it up to the restorer to dye the parts to the desired color. Knowing the correct… Read more »

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    Stainless trim is common to many cars from the 20s through the 70s; with a little effort it can be made to look like new again. Follow along as hot rod fabricator Gary Simpson demonstrates the processes of straightening stainless trim and polishing it to a high luster.

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    Often overlooked during many restorations, the process to rebuild and recoat hood hinges is fairly straightforward. Mark Simpson demonstrates the how to safely remove hood hinge springs, tighten worn hinges and phosphate coat them in the same manner they were with many cars from the factory.

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  • Hammer Forming An Air Cleaner Overview

    Hammer forming sheet metal is one one of the oldest forms of metal fabrication known, Mark Simpson introduces us to the process and and the materials as we begin our air cleaner forming project. https://www.classiccarrestorationclub.com/video/hammer-forming-an-overview-008758/

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    The first step in hammer forming metal, is planning out what forms will be needed to get the job done. Mark Simpson takes us through the process of designing patterns and preparing to cut out the form and clamp.

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    Building the “Form and Clamp” for our hammer forming project requires just some simple hand tools. Mark Simpson takes us through the process of cutting and sanding to achieve a high quality form.

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