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    Searching out classic car parts is as much fun to die-hard car enthusiasts as a ride in their favorite car. While online auction sites have changed the way many of us search for parts the real bargains take a little elbow grease and legwork. Despite what some believe there are still plenty of classic car… Read more »

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    Grinding, sanding and filing on aluminum can be frustrating with clogged paper and files. Mark Simpson explains the simple use of “Grinder’s Grease” to keep paper and files clog free.

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    Mark Simpson demonstrates how adding and properly maintaining an at-home media blasting cabinet can dramatically improve the quality of your restorations. He shows exactly what steps you need to know to: maintain the consumable parts, selecting blasting media, safety considerations, preparing parts for blasting and how to protect the parts you don’t want blasted.

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    Cutting, bending and creating inverted flares on brake lines is a necessary skill in building a classic car. Mark Simpson takes us through the process step-by-step, so you’ll be prepared to build your own custom brake lines.

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  • How to Tig Weld: Welding Aluminum

    TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding aluminum can take a little more practice to perfect. Professional hot rod fabricator and welder, Gary Simpson, takes us through the process from preparing the torch and electrode, to correct welder settings, to proper metal preparation and finally the welding process itself. You’ll see first hand how with the right… Read more »

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    Identifying and selecting the correct fill rod is an important next step in TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding. Professional hot rod fabricator and welder, Gary Simpson shows us the different types available and explains their differences. He then explains the process to prepare the metal for welding, which includes removing surface contaminates, surface cleaning and… Read more »

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  • How to Tig Weld: Torch Setup

    One of the important first steps in TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, is to know the differences between tungsten electrodes, how to properly cut them shorter if needed and how to properly sharpen them before installing them into the welding torch. Professional hot rod fabricator and welder, Gary Simpson explains the differences and what you’ll… Read more »

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    Getting started TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding also known as GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) requires getting the right setup. Professional hot rod fabricator and welder, Gary Simpson explains what you’ll need to get your equipment setup, welder settings and work area to ensure high quality welding results.

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  • How to Tig Weld: Safety

    GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) or TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, was known for years by many enthusiasts simply as heliarc welding; a process that often involved very expensive equipment and gases. The cost of equipment has come down dramatically over the years and is now within reach for most auto restoration hobbyists. Like many… Read more »

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