• CCRC 013874f_SS357u_c Sheetmetal Break PREMIUM
    5:01

    If you’re serious about classic car metal fabrication, then a sheet metal brake is a great addition to your shop. Mark Simpson explains the function of this useful shop tool, how they’re rated and the differences between a standard brake and a box pan brake.

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  • CCRC 013515f_S3550u_c
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    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 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-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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  • ccrc-013127f_s3544u_c-hammer-dolley-demonstration-premium
    10:50

    Understanding how metal deforms is the first step toward straightening it. Mark Simpson explains the process of using a hammer and dolly set to remove dents and straighten metal.

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  • ccrc-013125f_s3542u_c-hammer-dolley-care-maintenance-premium
    6:17

    The art of metal straightening involves using numerous precision ground hammers and dollies. Mark Simpson shows you how to protect your investment in tools by preventing rust and buildup on the face of the tools.

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  • Body Hammer and Dolly Review
    9:44

    Learning to straighten sheet metal efficiently take a little practice, however the tools used are relatively inexpensive and guaranteed to pay for them selves. Mark Simpson introduces us to the most common hammers and dollies and explains their use in the metal straightening process.

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  • ccrc-013061f_s3523u_c-cleco-panel-holder-free
    3:36

    Aligning sheet metal patches and holding them in place to be welded can be challenging. Fortunately the aircraft fabrication industry has solved this issue with the use of Cleco clamps; a blind panel holding system that holds panels tightly in position, yet can be quickly repositioned or removed to allow additional fabrication on the panel…. Read more »

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  • How to Use a Shrinker Stretcher
    7:44

    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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