• 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  • How to Sandblast a Car Wheel

    Brent Ackley has taken a wheel off the El Camino and will scale the rust out to get it ready to prime and paint. He goes over several different kinds of sandblasters and also covers the different types of media that can be used to blast. Use these helpful tips to sandblast a wheel.

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  • Cordless Impact Wrench

    George Vondriska identifies the different impact wrenches there are. An impact wrench often needs an air line and compressor and an electric impact wrench has a cord that needs to be plugged in. A cordless impact wrench uses a lithium battery and is another option. George explains the advantages to having a cordless impact wrench…

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  • Welding Tips: Floorpan Lap & Butt Welds

    Craig Hopkins uses his helmet cam to give you an up-close look of the timing, spacing and location of a proper weld. He starts by using a 3 inch grinder to flatten welds out, and then shows you how to create lap and butt welds that are four beads long. Use this helpful welding tips…

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    Craig Hopkins teaches you how to create a plug weld while installing a floorpan. You will need to make sure the top pan is dropped all the way down tight on the base metal of the car. It is essential when clamping that you make it both tight and right next to the weld. You…

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