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New DVD - Bodywork Restoration Tutorial

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fordcragar, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. fordcragar
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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    from Yakima WA.

    Bodywork Restoration Tutorial

    A COMPLETE COURSE ON DVD by David Gardiner
    David has over 30 years experience and has written numerous articles on metalworking. He has also been a part time teacher for the Restoration Course at the Colchester Institute in England.

    Years ago when I was trying to take my auto body experience a couple of steps farther, there were no videos and until the early 1980’s almost no written information regarding metal shaping. Now there is an excellent DVD available. David emphasizes and shows the basic skills that are needed to make sheet metal parts. He makes a patch panel (for a fender) and a gas tank; using just a few hand tools. All of the parts that he makes are with tools that could be found in most shops.

    He starts out by showing ways to cut metal using different methods.

    Next is Folding and Forming, creating brackets and flanges. He also covers Shrinking & Stretching, Creating Swages (beads) and Hammer Forms.

    There is an Introduction to Oxy Acetylene (gas) welding; information on MIG Welding, Spot Welding, TIG Welding and gas welding aluminum. There is also information on leading.

    He shows you how to metal finish panels, how to use a dinging hammer, make a curved radius, compound curves and do wire edging.

    The DVD is almost 2.5 hours long and one that you’ll watch over and over again; I highly recommend it and have watched it a couple of times. His metal finishing techniques are the same ones that I was taught over 35 years ago.

    This DVD is available at: http://metalshapingzone.com

    Review by,
    Larry Robinson
    June 17, 2009
     
  2. fordcragar
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  3. damnfingers
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    I'll second this recommendation...HOMEMADE44 loaned me his copy.
     
  4. MoonshineRoyal
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    Thanks for the post fordcrager. I was hoping there was something like this out there. I'm very interested in learning how to weld and I'm glad this is has an automotive focus.
     
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  5. evolvo
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    Gonna start saving my pennies. This looks like a great set of DVD's, I think every skill level can learn something here!
     
  6. I am going to order this DVD and I hope others will also, as people need the incentive to take the time to make these videos and recieve a little profit. I don't understand why some think it is wrong to make a product and sell it.
     
  7. i just recived the dvd at friday but was at a carshow and tokk a look thrue ,.its great !!!!
    Thanks
     
  8. OK I'm stupid. How much do these cost in American $$
     
  9. justinj
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    38 British pounds = 61.3738 U.S. dollars
     
  10. gonna have to add that to the collection...thanks for the recommendation
     
  11. It's well worth the money, I bought it a couple of months ago. It shows how to go about making panels with the minimum of tooling, i.e no power hammers or wheeling machines. Davids teaching approach makes it easy for the beginner to understand the processes involved, & it's just like being there.

    It's like he's condensed an apprenticeship into a 2 1/2 hour DVD. I agree with Fordcragar - this information wasn't available when I was learning, I wish it was.
     
  12. grim
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    I just ordered this dvd the previews looked great. hotrod1940 said it best, this guy deserves the incentive. Can't wait to check it out.
     
  13. fordcragar
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    What's nice about this video, most people have most of the tools that he is using in the video; you really don't need a lot of special stuff.
     
  14. ThePuck
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    A big thumbs up for Davids video. I ordered and received it just before Xmas, and I have watched it many times since.
     
  15. Ordered mine just before the new year...Hope it gets here soon
     
  16. Got David's DVD in the mail today and was not disapointed. I was torn between watching it all the way through and running out to the shop to try a few of the methods. LOTS of methods. Cool stuff.

    Chris
     
  17. Wicked Tin
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    cool, gonna have to check that one out!
     
  18. Mindover
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    Thanks for the kind words guys - glad you liked it!.
     
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  19. its real a great helü for beginners like me
     
  20. top*hat
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    Just now ordered one. I'm excited to see it.
     
  21. Jalopy Jim
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    I bought it and have been working on the but welting with out much filler rod part of the video and it seem to work a lot better than mig welding. I just have to keep at it till I'm consistent It does not wort on overlap welds though.

    jim h.
     
  22. I know I am new around here, but is anyone willing to let me borrow their copy for viewing? I don't have the cash to spare at the moment, but would really dig watching these tutorials.

    Thanks either way.
     
  23. deltafour1212
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    I was wondering, all the people on here who have ordered the DVD and have TRIED it out.

    What do you think of it now? Worth the money?!:confused:

    Delta
     
  24. fordcragar
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    I've watched it a couple of times, and each time I pick up something new. I think that this is a video that you'll watch over and over again.
     
  25. banzaitoyota
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    Yes the DVD is worth the bucks
     
  26. Definitely!
     
  27. deltafour1212
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    from Michigan

    From your rave reviews KI3, BANZITOYOTA AND FORDCRAGER I shall order a copy.

    Nothing beats, real people reviews!

    Thank you
     
  28. Mindover
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    Thanks to everyone who has bought a copy. I hope it has helped. I have had lots of nice feedback!

    Cheers

    David
     
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  29. mikhett
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    from jackson nj

    Gotta get this.a Xmas present. To myself.
     
  30. Me too :cool:
     

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