Fabrication & Metalwork Videos

MIG Welding Tips:  Exhaust Tubing  V8TV-Video
MIG Welding Tips: Exhaust Tubing V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - 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 q...
Cutting Perfect Circles with your Plasma Cutter V8TV-Video
Cutting Perfect Circles with your Plasma Cutter V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Cutting perfect circles in steel is easy with the HTP Plasma Cutter Compass attachment. You can adjust the size of the circle you want to cut and choose from 3 different base types to hold the compass in place. The plasma torch guide end is on wheels allowing it to glide over the work. Then, just set...
Quick Tech:  Box Your Arms V8TV-Video
Quick Tech: Box Your Arms V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - So you want the strength of boxed and reinforced suspension parts but don't have the reinforced wallet to make it happen with trick new parts? Or maybe your particular ride does not have an aftermarket beefed-up control arm available. Here's the solution: Box up your stock control arms! Here, we...
1965 Chevelle Trunk Floor and Floor Panel Repair How To Video V8TV
1965 Chevelle Trunk Floor and Floor Panel Repair How To Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com: - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Repairing main floors and trunk floors on our 1965 Chevelle.
1971 Olds
1971 Olds "S71" Fender Patch V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We're beginning the bodywork on our 1971 Olds project, and we're trying to save all the original steel if possible. This time, we're patching the lower fenders, as these cars - all GM "A" bodies in general - seem to have rusty holes in their fender bottoms. The design allowed them to hold leaves, pine...
Body And Metal Install Fabrication: Setting Panel Gaps 1969 Camaro
Body And Metal Install Fabrication: Setting Panel Gaps 1969 Camaro "Lou's Change" Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Making panel gaps on classic cars fit like modern high-end vehicles takes some work. In this video, we show you some tricks to make doors, quarter panels, fenders, deck lids, and other body panels fit with new-car precision.
1967 Camaro RS Factory Style Panel Replacement Notes Video V8TV
1967 Camaro RS Factory Style Panel Replacement Notes Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We perform lots of metal repairs on Muscle Cars, and today, fabricator Adam Schulte gives us a tour of a '67 Camaro RS he is working on in the shop. Tasks included installing Detroit Speed Mini Tubs, Classic Industries quarter panels and roof sk...
1969 Camaro Carbon Fiber Hood Fabrication
1969 Camaro Carbon Fiber Hood Fabrication "Lou's Change" Video V8TV
1969 Camaro Carbon Fiber Hood Fabrication http://www.v8speedshop.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - In this chapter, the V8 Speed & Resto crew creates a custom hood for the 1969 Camaro called "Lou's Change" featuring a new carbon fiber insert from a 2013 Camaro ZL1. The hood reflects the Steinhauser Design rendering, incorporating new design elements into...
Tricks For A Perfect Paint Job: Transforming A 1967 Camaro Pt.2 Video V8TV
Tricks For A Perfect Paint Job: Transforming A 1967 Camaro Pt.2 Video V8TV
A smooth and shiny restoration starts long before the paint is sprayed. Properly fitting body panels, crash damage and rust repair, and attention to detail in the bodywork all contribute to a precise fit and a shiny finish. In this two part video series, we transform a damaged and disassembled 1967 Camaro with some new body panels from Classic Industries, and go through the body work process with ...
Tricks For A Perfect Paint Job: Transforming A 1967 Camaro Pt. 1 Video V8TV
Tricks For A Perfect Paint Job: Transforming A 1967 Camaro Pt. 1 Video V8TV
A smooth and shiny restoration starts long before the paint is sprayed. Properly fitting body panels, crash damage and rust repair, and attention to detail in the bodywork all contribute to a precise fit and a shiny finish. In this two part video series, we transform a damaged and disassembled 1967 Camaro with some new body panels from Classic Industries, and go through the body work process with ...
Supercharged LSA 1969 Camaro
Supercharged LSA 1969 Camaro "Lou's Change" Floor & Trunk Replacement Video V8TV
Supercharged LSA 1969 Camaro "Lou's Change" Floor & Trunk Replacement Video V8TV http://www.v8tvshow.com/louschange - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - In this chapter, we attacked some of the rusty metal in the floor and trunk floor sections on the supercharged 1969 Camaro called Lou's Change. The replacement panels came are OER brand pieces from Classic Indu...
1969 Camaro
1969 Camaro "Lou's Change" Sheet Metal Rust Repair Video V8TV
1969 Camaro "Lou's Change" Sheet Metal Rust Repair Video V8TV Http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - In this video, the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew tackles some of the rusty sheetmetal on the 1969 Camaro called "Lou's Change." After a trip to the sandblaster, it was determined that they would need a variety of panels from the Classic Industr...
Metal Fabrication Tips: Punch Speed Holes with Mittler Brothers V8TV
Metal Fabrication Tips: Punch Speed Holes with Mittler Brothers V8TV
Metal Fabrication Tips: Punch Speed Holes with Mittler Brothers V8TV 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 quic...
1969 Mustang
1969 Mustang "BOSS 302.0 "CJ Pony Parts Quarter Panel Install Video Pt. 2 V8TV
http://www.v8speedshop.com - Our 1969 Mustang project called the "BOSS 302.0" had some crash damage and rust in the bottom of the driver side quarter panel. In this video, we replace that panel and the inner wheel tubs using a new reproduction quarter panel from CJ Pony Parts and a Detroit Speed and Engineering deep inner wheel tub. This is the second part of this install.
1969 Mustang
1969 Mustang "BOSS 302.0 "CJ Pony Parts Quarter Panel Install Video Pt. 1 V8TV
Our 1969 Mustang project called the "BOSS 302.0" had some crash damage and rust in the bottom of the driver side quarter panel. In this video, we replace that panel and the inner wheel tubs using a new reproduction quarter panel from CJ Pony Parts and a Detroit Speed and Engineering deep inner wheel tub.
The Hole Story:  Tips For Punching Flared Holes To Reduce Weight and Add Strength Video V8TV
The Hole Story: Tips For Punching Flared Holes To Reduce Weight and Add Strength Video V8TV
http://www.v8speedshop.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - 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...
1969 Mustang BOSS 302.0 Detroit Speed Deep Tub and QUADRALink Install Video Pt.1 V8TV
1969 Mustang BOSS 302.0 Detroit Speed Deep Tub and QUADRALink Install Video Pt.1 V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314.783.8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Now that the Detroit Speed Aluma Frame front suspension had been installed on our 1969 Mustang BOSS 302.0, it was time to start the DSE Deep Tub tub and QUADRALink installation. First, V8TV Fabricator John Moss started out by removing the old sect...
1955 Ford Thunderbird
1955 Ford Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" First Start Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshowcom - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The CoyoTBird was getting very close to being a running car. We ordered a custom aluminum radiator from Afco to keep the 5.0 cool. Then, Nick had to fabricate an air box, since the Mustang air box that was sent with the motor wouldn't fit in the engine bay. Once all the loose ends under the hood were taken...
V8TV Tool Tech: The Dent Fix Maxi Dent Pulling Station Video
V8TV Tool Tech: The Dent Fix Maxi Dent Pulling Station Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The Maxi is a 220 volt single phase dent pulling station that has the ability to shrink, pull dents and creases. This is the ideal replacement for drilling holes in panels and using a slide hammer. A must have for body work.
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Body Filler, Spray Polyester, and Body Work Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Once all the sheet metal had been put back on and the gaps had been set, our Camaro was ready for body work. Nathan covered each panel in body filler, then sanded them down to reveal high spots. He also took some time to shape the fiberglass hood and wing. Once he was happy with the shape of the car, he c...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Sheet Metal Alignment and Panel Gaps Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Now that the Camaro was covered in BASF Epoxy Primer, It was time to make the car a roller and put the body panels back on. We start by installing the sub frame and making sure it is square. Once the car can roll, we started putting on doors, fende...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Sand Blasting Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - All the metal work on our 1968 Camaro project, "Reloaded", was finally done. The next step was to send the body tub to the sand blaster to find any hidden rust. Once we got the car back, we repaired any rust we couldn't find before and put the whole car in BASF Black Epoxy Primer with a new 3M AccuSpray s...
2011 IMIS Video Coverage - Mittler Bros. Machine and Tool Interview V8TV
2011 IMIS Video Coverage - Mittler Bros. Machine and Tool Interview V8TV
Kelle talks with Mike Mittler about some of the amazing metal working tools from Mittler Brothers at the 2011 International Motorsports Industry show.
1968 Camaro Fender Rust Repair How-To Video V8TV
1968 Camaro Fender Rust Repair How-To Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - 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.
Metal Shop Tech: Working Panels Straight With An HTP Stud Gun Video V8TV
Metal Shop Tech: Working Panels Straight With An HTP Stud Gun Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact In the old days, one could pull dents by drilling holes in panels and yanking them out with a slide hammer. Today, tools like the HTP Stud Setter allow you to not only pull dents without leaving holes in them, but also to shrink metal and install trim studs with the same tool. (Anyone restoring a muscle car knows what a pain replacing ...
Custom Firewall Fabrication
 
 
We perform all kinds of custom metalwork at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.  Here, John Moss whips up a sculpted firewall section using the Mittler Brothers bead roller and the Pullmax P21 with custom dies for a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am.    Contact the shop today for help on your custom or restoration project! 
 

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.