• 8:01

    Stopping Rust in Frames and Rocker Panels

    When restoring a classic car, there are some areas that are nearly impossible to get to. One of those areas is inside the rocker panels and frame rails. Let’s face it—if your classic car still has it’s original rocker panel sheet metal, you want to do everything you can to keep it that way. Mark…

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  • 1:36

    No-Chip Trim Screws

    Nothing is more frustrating than chipping fresh paint while attaching trim screws. Mark Simpson demonstrates a quick and easy way to use dielectric grease to avoid chipped paint mishaps and finish your classic car off right.

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  • 3:51

    Exhaust Manifold Graphite Coating

    Rusty cast iron exhaust manifolds or even master cylinders can be a distraction in a neatly detailed engine compartment. Paint and many high-heat coatings often don’t last in this environment and when they start to chip, peel and burn they often look even worse. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to freshen up the look of the…

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  • 3:06

    Mixing Body Filler

    Knowing the correct way to mix body filler is important in achieving consistently good results without pinholes and air pockets. Mark Simpson shows us the correct process and explains why it is important to use the correct ratios of Filler and Hardener to avoid corrosion and achieve a good bond.

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  • 3:13

    Removing Decals from a Car

    Removing decals and trim tape adhesives from a car can seem impossible without damaging the underlying paint. Gary Simpson demonstrates how the process can be done safely and effectively using a tool known as an eraser wheel. Knowing how to use this tool properly will help you safely remove even vintage decals without scratching the…

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  • 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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