• 1:12

    Square Cuts on Tubing

    Creating square cuts on round tubing with hand tools can be challenging. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson demonstrates the process of laying out straight and square lines on round tubing and how to cut them.

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  • 2:35

    Using a Fish Mouth Tube

    Fish mouthing is a process of creating a weldable joint when joining two pieces of round tubing, while jigs are available to simplify the process, Gary Simpson demonstrates how to create quality fish mouth tube joints using simple hand-tools.

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  • MIG Welding Metal Prep

    Often overlooked, welding metal prep is key to achieving good looking and strong welds with proper penetration. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson, explains the importance of properly cleaning metal and demonstrates how to remove mill scale to create stronger welds.

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  • 9:48

    MIG Welding Equipment Setup

    Proper setup of your MIG welding equipment is the first step in achieving good MIG welds. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson demonstrates how to setup your welder, shielding gas, your workspace, and replace consumables on your welder.

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  • 5:11

    MIG Welding Safety

    MIG welders have made the process of welding metal easy for even the novice car builder, but before you turn on the welder make certain you’re aware how to safely use it. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson takes you through important MIG welding safety considerations, equipment and processes to ensure your time in the shop is…

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  • 3:04

    MIG Welding: Filling a Hole Plug Weld

    When doing a complete car restoration, you’re bound to find a few extra holes that have been drilled into your car over the years. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson demonstrates a couple different techniques to properly MIG plug weld to fill holes.

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  • 14:03

    MIG Welding: Types of Joints

    Knowing how to weld different joint types is key to ensuring success when MIG welding. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson explores many common MIG welding joints and thicknesses of material and demonstrates how to properly weld each of them.

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  • 32:53

    Color Sanding and Buffing

    Surface preparation is key to making any good paint job last, but it’s the color sanding and buffing that makes it shine. Mark Simpson demonstrates the process to properly color sand and buff a panel to a glass like finish. We’ll explore the types of sanding blocks to use, sandpaper grit selection, buffing pads and…

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  • 12:56

    Filling a Dent

    Cars get dented, even classic cars. We’ll go step-by-step through the process of filling a dent, from proper surface preparation to filler application to final sanding. When done right, no one will ever know you made the repair.

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