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.
Painting flames looks easy when its done by a pro, and we stopped in at The Custom Shop in Flanagan, IL, for a lesson in shooting fire on a 1964 Ford Galaxie Pro Street car.
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!
This 1970 El Camino came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking to be straghtened out and to be sprayed in Chevrolet Cranberry Red. When completed, the owner wished to re-assemble the car on his own.
The car was sporting lots of new sheetmetal, but the chassis was tweaked and in need of replacement. For this task, we contacted Desert Valley Auto Parts in Arizona, and they had a very clean frame in-stock to support our Elky project. Back in our shop, we media blasted the frame and shot it with black epoxy primer, followed by a BASF gloss black paint to make it last. These cars are prone to cracks in the frame, so it's important to check yours when you strip it.
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