How to weld a Patch on a Car - Side Markers Delete 240Z

Тәжірибелік нұсқаулар және стиль

In this video I'm showing how to I removed the side marker holes in the fender of my Datsun 240Z. First I made the shape of the cutout easier by rounding the ends. Then I removed all the paint around the opening for clean welding. I preshaped a piece of sheet metal of the same thickness as the fender to match the curved shape of it. Once I had it I cut it to shape to fit inside the opening. I held the patch in place with the help of a few magnets. Then I slowely startet to weld it in, always made sure it sits fush before welding one spot. To keep the heat to a minimum I always cooled the weld with compressed air. I also followed a cross pattern to weld it in to reduce the heat and warping. Then I snaded the welds down and stretched it with hammer and dolly. To reshape the warped fender with hammer and dolly I sanded the welds down completely flush on both sides. After a rough shaping it was time to apply a guide coat with black matte paint. Then I sanded it with a flexible file that had a 240 grit emery cloth taped to it. I hammered and sanded back and forth until the shape of the fender was absolutely perfect.
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  • @revbobuk
    @revbobuk6 ай бұрын

    How refreshing - so many people would weld, grind, then a thick layer of filler sanded to shape. Great to see you take such care to get the metal shaped properly.

  • @jeffreyshepherd8488


    6 ай бұрын

    ​@tripplefives1402 wouldn't moisture get trapped between the layers?

  • @manderson147


    6 ай бұрын

    He will still need filler. Every restoration needs filler of some type. A little or a lot depending on skill. But always some.

  • @landonmarx4753


    6 ай бұрын

    I agree. Such a beautiful job with the metal. I've watched a lot of Z restorations. No surprise you're doing a better job than 99% of the guys I've seen.

  • @manderson147


    6 ай бұрын

    @@tripplefives1402 no.

  • @DavidPlass


    6 ай бұрын

    A grinder and paint...

  • @monkeygraborange
    @monkeygraborange6 ай бұрын

    The fact that you took the time to finesse that patch into shape rather than slap a coat of Bondo on it was truly impressive.

  • @dandare1001


    6 ай бұрын

    What did you expect?

  • @Tengu66


    6 ай бұрын

    Make a new wing panel? ;)@@dandare1001

  • @abie1308


    6 ай бұрын

    @@dandare1001I consider myself pretty detail oriented, and I would have welded in a flat piece of metal, ground down the welds, and used a thin coat of bondo to restore the curvature. Taking the time to get the metal itself into such perfect shape that it needs no filler is what makes mymechanics the restoration master of youtube.

  • @mymechanicsinsights


    6 ай бұрын

    Doing it the right way! Sadly these days you don't see that very often anymore, cheap and fast is the way for most.

  • @brettito


    6 ай бұрын

    @@mymechanicsinsights iron triangle often leaves quality wanting. Love the channel.

  • @JamieBainbridge
    @JamieBainbridge6 ай бұрын

    All these tools you've restored over the years, what a wonderful project for them to be used on. It's great to see everything coming together for you. Looking forward to watching this project as time goes on.

  • @leisurelylogan


    6 ай бұрын

    I was thinking of the same thing. All those previous videos were just leading up to this big project.

  • @orlandocantieni1614


    6 ай бұрын

    Definitely, I enjoyed the return of Beverly...

  • @captainianr


    6 ай бұрын

    But what project will the car be used for? 😂 Where Will it end?

  • @leisurelylogan


    6 ай бұрын

    @@captainianr Obviously, he'll have to build a garage to house the car and the house to attach to the garage.

  • @monkeygraborange


    6 ай бұрын

    @@leisurelylogan ...don’t forget the workshop to attach to the house!

  • @russelfausnight7748
    @russelfausnight77486 ай бұрын

    MyMechanics: the Uncompromising Pursuit of Perfection. This is a man who has never said the words, "Good enough!" before it could get no better. Absolute respect for your skills and diligence.

  • @qlfffffffff


    6 ай бұрын

    He is a Swiss-German I think... they are simply built different

  • @mago_8145


    6 ай бұрын

    @@qlfffffffff Yeah, famous German perfection. Ordnung muss sein! :D It's funny that we are their neighbors and we rather say: better is the enemy of good

  • @Vickie-Bligh


    6 ай бұрын


  • @tsartomato


    6 ай бұрын

    now with drawing skill tho

  • @tsartomato


    6 ай бұрын

    @@mago_8145oh yes kniepkamp wheels, maus, the chaos in the archives etc

  • @samwybrow1171
    @samwybrow11716 ай бұрын

    Absolutely love watching your videos. As a body tech, this is an incredible piece of work. Quick tip for checking your work: if you want to check what it will look like high gloss before you prime the area, use prepsol (wax and grease remover) to spray over the area giving it a temporary shine and you can see any imperfections in glorious high gloss - always my go to. Love the work

  • @janstaines5989


    5 ай бұрын

    A less messy, but possibly not quite as effective, technique is to use cling film

  • @SendingStache
    @SendingStache6 ай бұрын

    This is easily going to be the best build on KZread and it’s not even a car channel…

  • @KayDubs77
    @KayDubs776 ай бұрын

    I have absolutely no plans or desire to restore a vehicle, however I watch each and every one of these videos with the attention of someone who has the exact same car. I'm crafty in a different way, but I so appreciate your level of detail, care, and precision. It makes me happy to watch a video where "good enough" isn't part of the maker's vocabulary. I can't wait for more episodes!

  • @professionalcommenter


    3 ай бұрын

    I feel the same way KayDubs77!

  • @stevewatkins5561
    @stevewatkins55616 ай бұрын

    It is truly lovely seeing your humble attitude as you’re saying you’re not the greatest welder and yet the attention to detail goes way beyond some high end car restoration experts. Fantastic

  • @GrumpyGrobbyGamer
    @GrumpyGrobbyGamer6 ай бұрын

    Nice to see the metal shear is still looking beautiful and working as intended.

  • @heinrichholl6537
    @heinrichholl65376 ай бұрын

    I love the passion you put into your work. No shortcuts. Proud mindset. I will never miss a video of yours.

  • @riks.1773


    6 ай бұрын

    Let´s hope someone doesnt crash into it when it´s finished

  • @mymechanicsinsights


    6 ай бұрын

    I appreciate that!

  • @adammall3678
    @adammall36785 ай бұрын

    My father was a Datsun and later Nissan technician for many years before moving on to another brand and I know he would've appreciated watching this series, and I would've loved to have watched it with him. Keep up the excellent work, sir, yours is only one of few channels I routinely check in on.

  • @Tony_P
    @Tony_P6 ай бұрын

    Give the tack welds a few hits while they are still hot , this will stretch the weld metal and compensate for the shrinkage during cooling. Use the dolly as well of course and try to be consistent with each tack weld. The result will save you a lot of time trying to stretch your patch back to its original shape.

  • @jdmjesus6103


    6 ай бұрын

    That's actually not a good way to go. You end up over stretching the high points. Much better to grind smooth first as he did.

  • @neghentropia


    6 ай бұрын

    I knew there had to be an expert welder in the comment section. There always is.

  • @mymechanicsinsights


    6 ай бұрын

    I made it like "Make It Kustom" tells in his videos ;-)

  • @rick_.


    6 ай бұрын

    ​@@mymechanicsinsightsTrev's blog is also a good channel for the body work

  • @jzab


    6 ай бұрын

    retropowercars and Crucible Coachworks also have great videos on welding body panels.

  • @MikeAJGriffin
    @MikeAJGriffin6 ай бұрын

    It's so cool to watch you use previous restorations to help with this one. Enjoying this restoration so far!

  • @sleepytabby9113
    @sleepytabby91136 ай бұрын

    It's unlikely that I will ever restore a classic car but I love watching these uploads. Thank you. 😊

  • @velosaurus4752
    @velosaurus47526 ай бұрын

    I love the edits with the welding starting around 8'18" 😊

  • @mymechanicsinsights


    6 ай бұрын

    That's also my favorite part 😃👍

  • @iteerrex8166


    6 ай бұрын

    Lol that was laser spot welding

  • @nathanieljames7462


    6 ай бұрын

    pew pew pew pew pew!

  • @CMonster0125
    @CMonster01256 ай бұрын

    "Good thing he had a Beverly Shear nearby" was a comment I overheard at the studio. I directed them to your other channel. Now everyone here is in total awe of your skills.

  • @Michel-7.7.7
    @Michel-7.7.72 ай бұрын

    To draw the position on a piece of paper, to keep the information for the future, is next level love for detail. That's the swiss master watchmaker spirit, that enables nowadays watchmakers, to look up the parameter of a 1800s Breguet hairspring for example. Just awesome

  • @jjblomkvist
    @jjblomkvist6 ай бұрын

    I'm not a car guy, a welder nor a mechanic. I just enjoy seeing you work with so much commitment to the perfect finish. Thank you, sir!

  • @damnson666
    @damnson6666 ай бұрын

    I knew this guy takes no short cuts, but he still manages to impress every single time with the attention to detail.

  • @Jorge.ALXNDR
    @Jorge.ALXNDR6 ай бұрын

    I like your standards. It's really nice to hear you say something turns out perfect. And even when you don't say it's actually perfect, it's still better than what anyone would go for. You can be sure that when I see a video from my mechanics I don't even care what the hell you are working on the video. I click just because of your quality of video making and the care that you take in everything that you touch. Always top tier.

  • @user-dn7hm3oo2g
    @user-dn7hm3oo2g6 ай бұрын

    You, sir, are not a mechanic but an artist! This is truly art! Beautiful manipulation of metal. Excellent use of the right tooling, as you always show in your videos.

  • @ajsiemers
    @ajsiemers6 ай бұрын

    @13:18 The way you said "Until it's perfect" 😃. Now I get it: it's not like you make things look like new again, you make things look as nice as the ever could be: perfect.

  • @nimbel


    6 ай бұрын

    That's the reason why he is unique in this genre and i prefer watching him instead of some russian or american channels that don't care about what they're actually doing

  • @BradyBegeman
    @BradyBegeman6 ай бұрын

    This is such a high level of work. So far beyond a “normal” restoration.

  • @johnwkomdat
    @johnwkomdat6 ай бұрын

    I think this is the first time I’ve heard you speak extemporaneously, without a script. It adds a really fun and relaxed “shop talk” atmosphere.

  • @paulmontgomery2726
    @paulmontgomery27266 ай бұрын

    As always, your dedication to perfection is outstanding. I am in awe. Now, just three more holes to go.

  • @prox546


    6 ай бұрын

    You can just watch the mirrored video to see what doing the other side would look like.

  • @8thsnd


    6 ай бұрын

    @prox546 underrated comment

  • @zachmaxwell9978
    @zachmaxwell99786 ай бұрын

    These types of videos are the reason I love KZread so much. Watching you go through the motions and problem solving real issues is so cool to see.

  • @TaerELahooti
    @TaerELahooti2 ай бұрын

    Watching the main channel video, one can never calculate the time and effort it took to complete one patch, let alone all four patches. And then there is the whole car body. You are one of a kind.

  • @YouWillNeverKnowMan
    @YouWillNeverKnowMan6 ай бұрын

    Holy cow. The level of care for a small detail like that is truly inspiring. You truly are one of a kind, my man.

  • @e.p.4767
    @e.p.47673 ай бұрын

    I am truly impressed how you thought that the added piece should be forged from the outside and did not enter the temptation to hammer it from the inside thus risking the integrity of the weld. You compressed the rest of the body into the the smooth curve you wanted to fit the patch without subjecting the weldind area in tensile stress, but instead in a compressive stress!! Job extremely well done!!

  • @kellynewman862
    @kellynewman8626 ай бұрын

    Truly a man of character. No compromising whatsoever. A God given gift for sure! Pure quality!

  • @michaeltigrett1793
    @michaeltigrett17936 ай бұрын

    My absolute favorite KZread channel, now with narration! So cool to see this level of skill and discipline

  • @MaximvanWijk
    @MaximvanWijk6 ай бұрын

    Great to see some stars of previous video's being used in all their restored glory.

  • @alaskanime
    @alaskanime6 ай бұрын

    It is so satisfying watching you work on this car - really takes me back to when my dad was alive. Keep up the beautiful work!

  • @billboy7390
    @billboy73906 ай бұрын

    All you need is some skill and a lot of patients and this is what you end up with. Great job. This is what I try so hard to teach my students. I teach furniture making.

  • @embyrr922
    @embyrr9226 ай бұрын

    I always get excited when I see the Beverly shear. It's my favorite character.(Also, the work is magnificent, but that's hardly surprising.)

  • @stevedeleon8775
    @stevedeleon87756 ай бұрын

    I can appreciate the time & care you took to shape & work the fender back to a factory can't tell there was ever a side marker light..Great Job & Thanks for sharing your craft 👍

  • @MrChiedje
    @MrChiedje5 ай бұрын

    MyMechanics standard is perfection. This restoration is going to be legendary.

  • @chaseychaseum5366
    @chaseychaseum53666 ай бұрын

    Now everybody knows why a good body shop charges so much. An absolute ton of work goes into getting it right! Great job!

  • @bernardomotard
    @bernardomotard6 ай бұрын

    This will be a series as Legendary as the Primitive Technology channel is on KZread. Master at work.

  • @vfrbore1728
    @vfrbore17284 ай бұрын

    "Not much of a welder." I have to disagree with you. Magnificent bodywork skills.

  • @Mark_Rates
    @Mark_Rates6 ай бұрын

    As a former taper and prepper you are doing more quality work than I've seen before. GREAT WORK sir.

  • @temyraverdana6421
    @temyraverdana64216 ай бұрын

    an old friend of my told me: remember guy, don't slam, beat the sheet metal! Your it's an amazing work

  • @felipegarciagiraldo
    @felipegarciagiraldo6 ай бұрын

    Man!! Now I realize how difficult and time consuming the process is to rebuild the vehicle and therefore the time you take to upload videos but each video is a masterpiece. thank you

  • @caribmedical57
    @caribmedical576 ай бұрын

    The process of eliminating those lights has to be perfect, of course. I wouldn't expect less. 😊 Can I bring to everyone's attention that MM has to do this 3 more times? 😁 Can't wait for more videos. ❤

  • @Flecha57


    6 ай бұрын

    I was thinking the same thing, three more times... I can't also wait for the next videos. 🤩

  • @Vickie-Bligh


    6 ай бұрын

    It got easier with each hole he closed.

  • @BayAreaMotorcycleCommuting
    @BayAreaMotorcycleCommuting6 ай бұрын

    This is why we love your channel. You take the time (and spend the necessary effort) to do things the right way. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the build!

  • @SillyCyclist29
    @SillyCyclist296 ай бұрын

    Now imagine this level of detail with the engine. We are in for an amazing adventure!

  • @zex69
    @zex696 ай бұрын

    Man the attention to detail is what separates a highly professional engineer vs a bog standard mechanic ... rather artful and splendid in my opinion ❤

  • @barrycrouch1230
    @barrycrouch12306 ай бұрын

    You have incredible patience. I am so impressed with how you do what you do.

  • @mymechanicsinsights


    6 ай бұрын

    Thank you very much!

  • @creekfreak1997
    @creekfreak19976 ай бұрын

    Per usual, the attention to detail is amazing. If this small patch is any indication of how the final result will turn out, this is going to be an incredible vehicle!

  • @mymechanicsinsights


    6 ай бұрын

    That's the plan!

  • @TroubadourJuggernaut
    @TroubadourJuggernaut6 ай бұрын

    This one patch shows us how perfect this project is going to be. !!! Your an artist Sir

  • @vreenow
    @vreenow6 ай бұрын

    You did an amazing and really perfect job. As a personal opinion, I would say that I liked the silent videos better, without voice, since they were more relaxing and pleasant. It was also more fun trying to guess why you did those things without the need for you to explain. But it was still an amazing job. Congratulations.

  • @Vickie-Bligh


    6 ай бұрын

    On the main channel, the videos are always silent. He speaks only on this channel and on his Patreon vlogs.

  • @pedrotome9119
    @pedrotome91195 ай бұрын

    What a class!! A colllege class!! Something so much needed in this country I live!!

  • @MattsSoScene
    @MattsSoScene3 ай бұрын

    Such clean work. For someone who claims to not be a professional welder, you did an amazing job!

  • @vibin_psilocybin
    @vibin_psilocybin6 ай бұрын

    The timelapse montage of welds with the torch removed was a really great idea, it came out well 👍❤️

  • @khaledalamin2946
    @khaledalamin29466 ай бұрын

    It's great to see the tools that you previously restored in your channel are being used in other projects. Not something you see in most other channels

  • @Dancinghats
    @Dancinghats6 ай бұрын

    Pausing at 6:50 to say that is the best welding I’ve ever seen captured on video. Also wish I could come visit to help, reminds me so much of my childhood.

  • @limounas
    @limounas6 ай бұрын

    This guy is the Lionel Messi of restorations! GOAT status my friend, I will never miss a video of yours.

  • @andreacrashe9894
    @andreacrashe98946 ай бұрын

    *Kia ora (hello) Well I am so IMPRESSED with what you have done here... this is the old school way of doing things.... on how to restore stuff the right way. Looking forward to more videos on this car as well as many other restoration projects. nz.*

  • @marcinz3343
    @marcinz33436 ай бұрын

    No plastic filler - I love your job!

  • @rayhensley9537
    @rayhensley95376 ай бұрын

    Nice to see all of the old projects utilized in the new projects.

  • @Nas_Atlas
    @Nas_Atlas6 ай бұрын

    Maniacal pursuit of perfection. We wouldn't expect anything less.

  • @MikuruChan123
    @MikuruChan1232 ай бұрын

    I really wish that you had such detailed breakdown for some of your older videos...what I'm trying to say is that i love this format and want to see more in the future. I have no idea what is going on 99% of the time but i love the process

  • @dave3156
    @dave31566 ай бұрын

    Cannot imagine how good this is going to look when you get it finished!!!! Great work as usual!!!

  • @mymechanicsinsights


    6 ай бұрын

    Thanks a bunch!

  • @jdmjesus6103
    @jdmjesus61036 ай бұрын

    That's an excellent first panel! I'd like to make a suggestion though, ditch the mig welder. Tig will give a much better result and much less cleanup work and distortion when you've got the hang of it. I've actually got a video on my channel titled 'How to do a perfect sheet metal weld' where i go into detail about everything I've learned about it over the years. It might help.

  • @mymechanicsinsights


    6 ай бұрын

    Without the practice with TIG, I think MIG is the way to go for me ;-) but thanks for the input!

  • @laurelhill3505
    @laurelhill35056 ай бұрын

    I enjoy seeing you use the tools you restored in earlier videos!

  • @alexkoshkarev3095
    @alexkoshkarev30956 ай бұрын

    Отличная работа! Мастер! В предыдущих ваших видео я писал комментарии на английском языке, но сегодня решил написать вам на своем родном, чтобы вы понимали географию своей аудитории 👏👏👏

  • @McC4rthy
    @McC4rthy2 ай бұрын

    I really appreciate your videos. I like watching how you work. It's like how I try to do all the time - extra care and thoroughness from the beginning so you don't have to deal with the consequences of shortcuts later.

  • @expatmoose
    @expatmoose6 ай бұрын

    I have absolutely no knowledge of metal work but I can watch and listen to this guy for ages Vielen lieben Dank sir schön Grüß aus Deutschland 🇩🇪

  • @messylaura
    @messylaura6 ай бұрын

    if you have any future weak metal to weld or holes to mig up, placing a piece of copper behind it helps to prevent it blowing through i've flattened so copper pipe and attached that to the wider welding vice grips so the rear jaw has the copper, clamping over flange holes where some have been drilled right through on panel separation, this allows to mig those holes up in a single weld without a ton of grinding on the back as well as the front great vid and excellent patch repair and results, loved the mig weld edit glows

  • @Flecha57
    @Flecha576 ай бұрын

    When I saw the pre cut piece I thought: "He has to make a new one..." 🤪 You did not disappoint. 😊 I know nothing about welding, but I always like to learn new things. I love to watch your thought process and how you solve problems. That is why you are the best. Is your next video ready??? 🤗

  • @eatbetterforless
    @eatbetterforless6 ай бұрын

    That stop frame type segment of the welds was most satisfying to watch.

  • @raacrunch
    @raacrunch6 ай бұрын

    The attention to detail is unreal.

  • @tequilaboomboom
    @tequilaboomboom5 ай бұрын

    i hope the restauration of this iconic car is as the same level of perfection as youre former projects that would be amazing

  • @Vickie-Bligh


    5 ай бұрын

    Yes it is. It's why it's taking so long. If all he was doing was a bit of bondo, it would be done. It's going to look marvelous.

  • @aynrandish9106
    @aynrandish91065 ай бұрын

    It’s nice to hear your voice so we know what you’re thinking. Thank you.

  • @JiaWenwu-ds6kb
    @JiaWenwu-ds6kb6 ай бұрын

    You are very innovative, you can always come up with some ideas that others may not think of 😃👍 And that is the reason of you are the best man in restoration that I have ever seen 👍❤

  • @robertalvarez15
    @robertalvarez156 ай бұрын

    What a treat this Z is getting... Wish you loads of fun and joy getting that beauty back on the road in full glory. And thank you for sharing.

  • @Mlenski_restorations
    @Mlenski_restorations6 ай бұрын

    He is tallking again! Your videos are like a Saint School of Restoration 👍❤

  • @ReaperCH90
    @ReaperCH906 ай бұрын

    Always nice to see you use your repaired tools Edut: restored

  • @Phreeque-iu5zp
    @Phreeque-iu5zp5 ай бұрын

    I love how you're using the Beverley Shear you restored ❤

  • @JohnMckeown-dl2cl
    @JohnMckeown-dl2cl6 ай бұрын

    Excellent work and attention to detail. Your metal working skills are just perfect. I was glad to see you took the fiberglass headlight faring off, a slip with the sanding could have ruined a hard to find part. I am looking forward to further episodes.

  • @jimzucker
    @jimzucker6 ай бұрын

    i'm looking forward to see how far his swiss perfectionism will go on this build.

  • @DangerB0ne
    @DangerB0ne6 ай бұрын

    An interesting but logical approach to what is functionally stitch welding with tack welds. Great work!

  • @MrGoodCatSCP
    @MrGoodCatSCP6 ай бұрын

    It's great to see such attention to detail! Have you considered the "zebra test"? A sheet of black and white thin stripes reflected on a polished surface shows exactly where the surface is higher than necessary and where it is lower. I think it might help with surface leveling

  • @tomaiholt
    @tomaiholt6 ай бұрын

    I've been binging on other car restoration projects to try to fill th gaps you need between each upload, but holly hell I'm so excited for this. If you ever open a school, I'd pay handsomely...somehow.

  • @mymechanicsinsights


    6 ай бұрын

    Glad you like them!

  • @garyjones2582
    @garyjones25826 ай бұрын

    You may not be a paint and body guy, but being the perfectionist that you are, it turned out beautiful... Probably better than most paint and body guys....

  • @johnschutt9187
    @johnschutt91876 ай бұрын

    I'm a pretty patient guy. Your patience blows me away. Wonderful work.

  • @lorenzoghinelli7018
    @lorenzoghinelli70186 ай бұрын

    First of all: thank you for your way of working! All the coach workers I know would putted there a ton of putty and than sand everything to shape. The fact you are really shaping the metal make you one of the best coach worker ever seen. P.S. just a little tip from a welder: if your machine can adjust inductance, reduce it as much as possible, it will keep the heat in the wire instead in the work piece. It should help with burn through and heat warp ;)

  • @eriklarson9137


    6 ай бұрын

    I dig all the pro welding tips on your channel.

  • @lorenzoghinelli7018


    6 ай бұрын

    @@eriklarson9137 Thank you, I appreciate! I try to leave some tips when I can because welding is one of the techniques where you can still learn for an entire life, so I appreciate if someone could do the same for me.

  • @8anshee623
    @8anshee6236 ай бұрын

    I like how he uses the tools he restores like the Beverly Shear in his videos

  • @czh2432
    @czh24324 ай бұрын

    You are an incredible craftsman sir! Your attention to detail is impeccable. Can't wait for more videos!!

  • @rocknu55
    @rocknu556 ай бұрын

    Nice to know that people still care about their work to go about it properly and thoroughly until it's done right.

  • @pesterenan
    @pesterenan6 ай бұрын

    That was a really well-done job! Nice attention to detail, this car will look great! You can't even know that there was a hole in there!

  • @dtg7957
    @dtg79576 ай бұрын

    Absolutely great work, you do with that body! But I think the most people forget, you have to do 2 sides... You really are the most accurate restorer on youtube! Weeks ago, I saw another restauration video and he made a nice job, but not comparable with you. And there was one sentence on his video, at a position, at which he wasn't accurate, he wrote: "Hey, I'm not 'my mechanics'." 😅😉

  • @mymechanicsinsights


    6 ай бұрын

    4 actually, it also has two in the rear ;-)

  • @dtg7957


    6 ай бұрын

    @@mymechanicsinsights Oh...ok...that's a lot of work! Just keep doing, what you do!!! 😊👍

  • @bytesandbikes
    @bytesandbikes6 ай бұрын

    Very nice work. I've only done patching with a gas torch before, and that leaves everything more annealed making the dolly work easier.

  • @adi654
    @adi6546 ай бұрын

    You can do what high end body shops do and fill the low spots with tinning and leading. You apply it hot and shape it as you go and then use a metal file to shape to perfection. Much quicker and you achieve perfect results without body filler or high build primer. The thick lead coating will allow you to make shape absolutely perfect. There will be areas where you cannot put the dolly on the back side and it’s the only way. Best of luck 🤞

  • @AW-Services
    @AW-Services6 ай бұрын

    Just randomly saw this video suggested to me, so I watched it. Refreshing honest video and great use of traditional panel beating and meticulous attention to detail

  • @jimbeaux4988
    @jimbeaux49886 ай бұрын

    Well, what did we really expect? Insane level of detail and perfection!

  • @mrashford122
    @mrashford1226 ай бұрын

    Filler and paint make me the welder I ain’t!! This is astounding attention to detail

  • @jurelle
    @jurelle5 ай бұрын

    I have to do this same job to my Volkswagen Westfalia and I'm so thankful the algorithm put it up in my feed. Thank you so much! Subscribed!

  • @RebornRockerVids
    @RebornRockerVids6 ай бұрын

    So refreshing to see someone who actually knows how to work metal to a great finish rather than relying on bondo.

  • @teacheme
    @teacheme6 ай бұрын

    What a series. I can't get enough of it and am already looking forward to the next episode. Wonderful and educational for all us non motor heads.