• 4:50

    Craig Hopkins gives an overview on skinning a classic car door and discusses a few reasons why you would consider doing this to your car. He starts the process by listing the tools needed for this project, which include an electric grinder with a rock, a wide wheel, an angle grinder, an air chisel, a

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  • Restoring a Classic Car: Installing Valance
    5:06

    You are almost done with restoring a classic car! Craig Hopkins teaches you how to install the valance, the final part of installing front sheet metal to your classic car. It goes on with four j-nuts and four bolts. All you need to do is wiggle the valance to get the right fit and screw

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  • 30:22

    Adjusting and balancing the hood on your classic car can be a tricky part of restoring a classic car. Craig Hopkins understands that, and so he explains how a hood should move and operate and teaches you how to get the perfect fit. He helps you determine if you need to move the hinges up

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  • 5:29

    Installing hinges on classic car doors is a pretty self-explanatory process, but Craig Hopkins teaches you some tricks to make restoring a classic car even easier, such as putting the back bolt in first and then coming to the front bolt. While installing the hinges and hood, you will want to be in the middle

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  • 12:25

    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 door

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  • Essential Car Tools
    3:34

    Craig Hopkins introduces the car tools you will need to install front sheet metal to your classic car. Some of the equipment you will need includes a ratcheting strap, screw driver, wrench, ratchet, sockets, hammer and pick bar. New hinges will also help make the hood fall in the same place every time.

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  • 1:46

    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.

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  • Final Classic Car Restoration Tips
    2:13

    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 Flexible

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  • 9:12

    Craig Hopkins uses a 3M polishing compound with a black foam pad to polish a classic car. and give it a stunning glass-like finish. Learn how to use Craig’s technique of barely brushing down on the edges to make sure you don’t cut the paint. Use these helpful car detailing tips today and see how

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