Fabrication & Metalwork Videos

V8TV Quick Update:  1970 El Camino Quarter Panel Lip Repair
V8TV Quick Update: 1970 El Camino Quarter Panel Lip Repair "Before" Video
http://www.v8speedshop.com - Here's a quick update video from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, where body tech Craig takes us through the beginning of a patch for a 1970 El Camino restoration in progress. You can see photos of this car at http://www.v8tvshow.com/photos . -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https:...
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
http://www.customautosound.com - Custom Autosound is your source for high-quality audio systems that match your classic car's design. Their new feature packed Slidebar radios feature digital device connectivity, high power, and quality sound from a unit that looks like it belongs in your dash. Their hidden speaker systems deliver big sound from powered subwoofer units and unique midrange and...
ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
http://www.arp-bolts.com - ARP manufactures the ultimate fasteners for the inside - and outside - of your ride!
Quarter Panel Install Replacement Tips Restoration Tech 1970 Buick GS V8TV-Video
Quarter Panel Install Replacement Tips Restoration Tech 1970 Buick GS V8TV-Video
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8speedshop.com - SEE MORE: http://www.v8tvshow.com/buickgs - Replacing quarter panels can be a daunting but necessary task when restoring a Muscle Car. In this video, V8 Speed & Resto Shop Technician Adam Schulte shows us some tips on replacing the trunk floor, wheel house, and quarter panels on a 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1...
2013 SEMA Show Video Coverage:  Mittler Brothers Fabrication Tools Quad Press V8TV
2013 SEMA Show Video Coverage: Mittler Brothers Fabrication Tools Quad Press V8TV
http://www.mittlerbros.com - Mittler Brothers brought out some new fabrication tools at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, and Mike Mittler showed Kelle the Quad Press and the oval press, and triangle press dies. Next he showed us the Stitching Rolls and Rounding Rolls for the bead roller, and also gave us some pointers on how to use these fabrication tools. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscl...
1969 Camaro ZR9 MagnaFlow Exhaust Installation Tips Video V8TV
1969 Camaro ZR9 MagnaFlow Exhaust Installation Tips Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com/ - We're building a 1969 Camaro featuring an 804 horsepower LS9 supercharged LS7 427-based MAST built V8, and we needed it to breathe freely! Our solution was to install a MagnaFlow 3" stainless exhaust system. Starting with a kit built specifically for a '69 Camaro, we added some pieces to snake the tail pipes ...
1969 Camaro
1969 Camaro "Lou's Change" Chassis Works Roll Cage Install Video pt.2 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/louschange - 314-783-8325 - https://www.facebook.com/pages/V8TV/184624995922 In this video, we're installing a Chassisworks roll cage into our 1969 Camaro called Lou's Change. This is part 2 of the 2-part series. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
1969 Camaro
1969 Camaro "Lou's Change" Chassis Works Roll Cage Install Video pt.1 V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com/louschange -314-783-8325 - https://www.facebook.com/pages/V8TV/184624995922 In this video, we're installing a Chassisworks roll cage into our 1969 Camaro called Lou's Change. This is part 1 of the 2-part series. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle L...
1955 Thunderbird
1955 Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" II Much Fabrication Fuel Vent Install Video V8TV
Many classic and muscle cars were built in an era when automakers used open vents to allow air into fuel tanks. These vents were often hidden over the fuel tank, or up along the fuel filler neck. Back in the day, this was perfectly acceptable, but today, we're much more environmentally conscious. When you convert an old car to electronic fuel injection, like we did on our 1955 Thunderbird,...
2012 SEMA V8TV VIDEO COVERAGE - MITTLER BROTHERS FABRICATION TOOLS
2012 SEMA V8TV VIDEO COVERAGE - MITTLER BROTHERS FABRICATION TOOLS
The key to building exceptional machines is having the right crew and tools to do the job. Mittler Brothers have been building high-end metalworking tools and equipment for years, but their strategy has always been to make them available to home users and pro shops alike. Here, Mike Mittler brings shows us the newly released Jamey Jordan Signature Series bead roller, a tool that was designed f...
LSA Powered 1969 Camaro
LSA Powered 1969 Camaro "Lou's Change" Engine Install Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - In this chapter of the Lou's Change 1969 Camaro build, the V8 Speed and Resto shop crew is installing the LSA Engine into the Detroit Speed subframe, and then the subframe to the car. The challenges included making sure the ZL-1 supercharger hat would fit under the stock hood, and then how to fit ...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" OER Door Skin Replacement Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - One of the doors on our 1968 Chevrolet Camaro "Reloaded" pro-touring car build had a dented and rusty door skin, but the original inner structure was in good shape. We decided to re-skin the door with a new OER panel from Classic Industries using a slick door skin tool from Dent Fix and some 3M Door Panel Adhesive. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle ...
Eastwood Pro Former Tubing Bender Video Review V8TV
Eastwood Pro Former Tubing Bender Video Review V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Fabricating chassis and suspension parts often requires a builder to bend tubing, and today we took a look a the new Eastwood Pro Former Tubing Bender and how it works. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" OER Frame Rail Replacement Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The driver side frame rail on our '68 Camaro had a big crack in the arch of the rail. Instead of trying to repair the rail in the car, we removed the old one and replaced with it an OER frame rail from Classic Industries. In this video, we show you the removal process, fitting the new piece, protecting the mating surfaces, and welding it in with our HTP MIG...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" OER Cowl Box Install Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The cowl boxes on our 68 Camaro were very rusty, so we decided to replace both using OER cowl box panels from Classic Industries. In this video, we show you the steps to removing the old boxes, sealing the new pieces with 3M Seam Sealer, and welding in the new ones using an HTP Hole Punch tool and MI...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" OER Trunk Floor Install Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The original trunk floor was not terrible in our '68 Camaro "Reloaded" project, but it had some surface pitting and rust that we didn't like. The cure was a new OER trunk floor panel from Classic Industries. In this video, we show you the steps to removing the old panel and welding in the new on...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Detroit Speed QUADRALink Install Video Pt. 2
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact (314) 783-8325 - This 1968 Camaro is being built to drive, both on city streets and the in occasional track-day event. To accomplish this, we decided to install a Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension system on the Currie 9+ rear axle assembly. The QUADRALink is a highly adjustable 4-link system utilizing a panhard bar and adjusta...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Detroit Speed QUADRALink Install Video Pt. 1
(314) 783-8325 - This 1968 Camaro is being built to drive, both on city streets and the in occasional track-day event. To accomplish this, we decided to install a Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension system on the Currie 9+ rear axle assembly. The QUADRALink is a highly adjustable 4-link system utilizing a panhard bar and adjustable coil-over shocks. This design eliminates the stock s...
1968 Camaro Countdown to SEMA 2011 V8TV Video: Comp Thumpr Cam Sounds Wild!
1968 Camaro Countdown to SEMA 2011 V8TV Video: Comp Thumpr Cam Sounds Wild!
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Today we thought we'd let you hear the 490 in the '68 Camaro for a bit, and it sounds killer. It's a stroked 454 with an Eagle crank and rods, JE pistons, Holley oval port heads, a Weiand Stealth intake manifold, FAST EZ-EFI fuel injection, MSD Digital E-Curve distributor and MSD wires, Moroso fabricated valve covers, Hooker headers, and a Vintage Air Fro...
Bullseye Power Turbo Video Install Part 3 - S71 Olds Project V8TV
Bullseye Power Turbo Video Install Part 3 - S71 Olds Project V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact In this chapter of our S71 Olds build, we are completing the install of our Bullseye Power 75 mm turbo, our fabricated turbo piping, Bell intercooler , and the Be Cool Radiator . All of the exhaust tubing and turbine housing parts were coated by Extreme Powder Coating using their 2200° high temperature black ceramic coating to keep them l...
Bullseye Power Turbo Video Install Part 2 - S71 Olds Project V8TV
Bullseye Power Turbo Video Install Part 2 - S71 Olds Project V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - In this chapter, we're fabricating the hardware and tubing needed to install the Bulleseye Power 75 MM extended tip turbo from Outlaw Turbo Motorsports into our 1971 Olds Cutlass S71 project. The install required mating the stock exhaust to the custom turbo mount, then sending the exhaust out the c...
Welding Tips: How To Set Any MIG Welder Video V8TV HTP MIG 130
Welding Tips: How To Set Any MIG Welder Video V8TV HTP MIG 130
http://www.usaweld.com - Setting the proper wire speed and heat settings is easy if you know how to do it. This video will show you the fastest and easiest way to dial-in your MIG welder properly. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Subframe Repair Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - This video covers replacing rusty body mount holes and a smashed subframe crossmember on our 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS called "Reloaded." -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Bullseye Power Turbo Video Install Part 1 - S71 Olds Project V8TV
Bullseye Power Turbo Video Install Part 1 - S71 Olds Project V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 -Our '71 Olds Cutlass "S71" is going to make some power with the help of a 76mm turbocharger built by Bullseye Power that we got from Outlaw Turbo Motorsports . Our buddy Brett Evans came by to help with the install, and in this video, Brett takes us through the anatomy of the Bullseye Turbo and why...
1965 Chevelle: Door Skin Replacement 1 - Removal V8TV-Video
1965 Chevelle: Door Skin Replacement 1 - Removal V8TV-Video
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Our 1965 Chevelle had some pretty nice doors, but they were hiding some rust pinholes that we knew would be problematic later. The last thing we wanted was to finish this car and have it start bubbling with rust spots, so we elected to do the right thing and replace the door skins. This allowed ...

In this video, Kelle learns the basics of MIG welding with Jeff Noland of HTP America, Inc. Topics cover the how to set your welder, plus the basic types of MIG welds.

Fabricating steel hood vents for a 1969 Camaro

This is not really a car build, but we had a customer approach us about building and installing some custom hood vents for his ‘69 Camaro. Follow the fabrication process in the V8TV Forum!

 

 

http://www.v8speedshop.com - Here's a quick update video from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, where body tech Craig takes us through the beginning of a patch for a 1970 El Camino restoration in progress.   You can see photos of this car at http://www.v8tvshow.com/photos .

Replacing quarter panels can be a daunting but necessary task when restoring a Muscle Car.   In this video, V8 Speed & Resto Shop Technician Adam Schulte shows us some tips on replacing the trunk floor, wheel house, and quarter panels on a 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1.   Featuring an HTP VersaSpot 7000 welder.  

Our crew fabricated this transmission tunnel for the 1964 Chevy C10 pickup truck being built in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop because the original just wasn't big enough to go around the new overdrive transmission, and the original floor was full of holes.    We're making new parts like this all the time, it's a shame it will be under carpeting when the truck is finished!

 

http://www.v8tvshow.com - Classic and Muscle Cars were assembled using resistance spot welders when originally manufactured, and you can recreate those welds with the proper equipment.   In this video, we show you how to use the HTP Quick Spot II and Versa Spot 7000 resistance spot welders to reconstruct body panels.    You can see more of these welders at http://www.usaweld.com .

 

1970 Buick GS

The 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1 body shell survived its trip to the media blaster!    We were expecting heavy rust in the trunk floor and quarter panels, and we got what we expected.     The floors are amazingly solid considering the back half of the car was so corroded.     We have a giant stack of all new sheetmetal to rebuild this car, follow along to see the progress!

Follow The Progress HERE!

 

Here's a quick tip on welding exhaust tubing with your MIG welder... do it HOT and FAST! This technique shows how to burn deep-penetrating, low-profile welds that look great on their own or can be easily dressed for polishing or coating. The secret is to use high amperage (or heat) and a series of quick tack welds, and give the work time to cool between each tack! Resist the urge to seam-weld the whole tube... you'll have to run your welder too "cold" to prevent burn through, resulting in welds that are stacked high on the tubing, not only looking poorly, but also not penetrating as deep as you'd like.

 

http://www.usaweld.com - Setting the proper wire speed and heat settings is easy if you know how to do it. This video will show you the fastest and easiest way to dial-in your MIG welder properly.

 

Racers have been punching holes in panels to reduce weight for years, and when you punch a flared hole, you actually add strength while reducing weight. In this short video, we show you how to punch flat and flared holes using a flared hole punch set from Mittler Brothers (http://www.mittlerbros.com) to create these holes quickly and easily.

In this installment, we tackle the common problem of rusty muscle car fenders.   Using a repair panel form Classic Industries, some 3M grinding wheels, and an HTP MIG 200 and Quickspot II spot welder, we cut out the crust and weld in new steel for an undetectable repair.

 

http://www.v8tvshow.com - They call them Body Hammers for a reason... you're not supposed to use your regular claw hammer to straighten out body panels, and here are the reasons why.   Body tech Nathan Newberry takes us through a variety of different body hammers and dolleys, including a new kit from Eastwood, and shows us how they are used.    Look for some good tips to fix dents, as demonstrated on our 1968 Camaro hood.