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Ron Covell’s Rollation Lessons Part 2: Yes, You Can Use The Rollation Method To Make Complicated Rectangular Patters Too!

Yesterday we shared the first in a video series by famed sheet metal shaper Ron Covell, where he teaches a pattern making method he calls Rollation. The process is simple, absolutely makes sense once...

Ron Covell Teaches Rollation, It’s A Word! And A Technique To Learn So You Can Make Better Sheet Metal Patterns.

If the name Ron Covell doesn’t mean anything to you, then you haven’t done much research or study on the topic of sheet metal fabrication. Ron is a legend in the metal working world, and...

More Rust Repair How To: Wheel Arches From Scratch! Here’s How To Repair Rusted Panels When There Are No Reproductions.

We’ve been sharing some of Fitzee’s great rust repair how to videos the past couple of weeks, because he’s building a new project! In this video you’ll see him making patch...

Ever Wonder How They Make Those Wood Rimmed Steering Wheels Found In Old Muscle Cars And Classics? Here’s How.

I’ve never been much of a wood wheel guy, but Mustangs, Camaros, and more had them as options back in the day and they are sought after by many now. Of course you can buy wood grain steering...

Watch A 1967 Mustang Fastback Go Through The Entire Acid Dipping Process To Strip The Body Completely Clean

When building a car from the ground up, sometimes one of the worst questions you’ll ask yourself is how far to strip the car down for paint and bodywork. These is when the scope and price tag...

How To Install A Custom Firewall On Your C10 Truck. This One Is Custom And Cool As Hell

Firewalls are not very sexy pieces on your average vehicle. They just aren’t. In many cases it is what it is, and it doesn’t really matter because we are paying more attention to the...

Fitzee Shows Us How To Build Rust Repair Panels From Scratch. This Stuff Isn’t As Hard As You’d Think!

Fitzee’s Fabrications is building a car that he calls Crusty, because it is just that. Because the car is getting built into a cool drag car, and a ton of the rusty crusty bits have to be cut...

DIY HiLift Jack Mods You Can Do At Home. This Is a Great Saturday Fab Project

If you’ve never used a H-iLift jack, it is very similar in operation to the bumper jacks that came in 1960s cars. That means that it is also sometimes just as clumsy. Of course the H-iLift is...

Home Built Sheet Metal Brake: This Is A Really Nice Brake That Anyone Would Be Proud To Have In Their Garage, And You Can Built It Yourself

I’m a bit of a tool junky, and as you all know I like building some of my own so that I can customize them to do what I need them for. Not always of course, but sometimes. Lets face it, tools...

Shop Built Electric Cherry Picker: Check This Out? Taking Engine Pulling To A New Level

A couple years ago the hydraulic cylinder on my cherry picker died. When I went to Harbor Freight to get a new one, I realized that the on sale air over hydraulic version was only a couple bucks more...

Rust Repair How To: Fixing Trunk Flange Gutters The Right Way With Fitzee

Rust repair definitely ranks in the top 10 things most hot rodders and racers dread or fear, and I have to admit that I was one of those folks for a very long time. Now I’m no body work guy, so...

Bridgeport Mill Restoration: I’ve Always Wanted One, And Supposedly They Can Almost Make Themselves

I’m in the process of building a new shop, and when it is done and filled with all my junk and tools it will not have a Bridgeport in it. Why? Because I don’t own one. But I sure want to...

This DIY Rotary Welding Table Is Cool And Inspiring. It Would Be Fun To Have One In The Shop

You don’t always need a rotary welding table, but when you do there is nothing like it to make welding all around a part easier or cleaner. You can buy them for a lot of money or a little, but...

Cool It! This Look At The Meziere 20 GPM Remote Mount Water Pump Is Cool – So Many Uses!

One of the hallmarks of a great aftermarket manufacturer is how many different disciplines of racing, hot rodding, and competition their products show up in. For Meziere Enterprises, that’s a...