• 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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  • 2:46

    Exhaust Clamps

    There are options to consider when selecting exhaust clamps for your project. In this video, we’ll look at a couple of common types of clamps, discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and discuss the use of tailpipe sealers.

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  • 18:23

    Car Restoration Tools : Getting Started

    If you’re going to restore a classic car or just maintain one, you’re going to need some basic shop tools to get started. Mark Simpson discusses the car restoration tools you need to get started and some helpful advice for selecting the “right” tools.

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  • 2:57

    Diagnosing Problems with a Vacuum Gauge

    A vacuum gauge is a valuable tool in diagnosing problems with your car. From poor performance to bad braking, the vacuum gauge can help you find the root of many problems. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to perform an accurate engine vacuum test.

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  • 0:35

    Cleaning Sandpaper

    When working with body fillers the resins tend to migrate to the surface as the body filler cures. These resins can quickly clog a new sheet of sandpaper. Here is a quick tip for cleaning sandpaper and getting it unclogged. This will have you sanding again without the expense of a new sheet of sandpaper.

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  • 1:18

    Magnetic Screwdriver

    Sometimes you want a magnetic screwdriver. Many brands of screwdrivers are available that are already magnetized to hold small screws in tight places. We’ll take a look at how to magnetize and demagnetize screwdrivers in your own shop.

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  • 5:41

    Junkyard Tools and Equipment

    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…

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  • 1:01

    Tips for Grinding Aluminum

    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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  • 20:36

    Restoring Classic Cars Made Easy with an At-Home Media Blaster

    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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