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English Wheel Metal Shaping: Rust Repair On A 1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville. Big Quarter Panels Mean Big Patch Panels


English Wheel Metal Shaping: Rust Repair On A 1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville. Big Quarter Panels Mean Big Patch Panels

Old Caddy’s are awesome. I grew up with them, love them, and think that they are super fun cars to drive and to look at. The only downside to a big Cadillac is that they are big. LOL If something needs replaced in the sheetmetal department it is often big. The entire body on one, like this 1960 Coupe De Ville, is huge. The rear quarters are long as hell, the doors are too, and even the front fenders make those on other cars look short and tiny. This can mean that doing patch panels for rust repair on these is daunting because of the shear size of the repair. But, the good thing is that on a car like this 1960 the shape is soft and round and with the right tools and some patience you can make a new panel for it at home.

Karl from Make It Kustom is building this particular 1960 Caddy for his wife Kristina. It’s bagged, body dropped, and it’s going to be sick as hell. But it has some rust that has to be repaired along the way and now that the trunk drop down filler panels are finished it’s time to finish off the one quarter panel that is rusted out down below. Here’s how. Be inspired to try this on your own car by the way. You can do it.


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4 thoughts on “English Wheel Metal Shaping: Rust Repair On A 1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville. Big Quarter Panels Mean Big Patch Panels

  1. Nigel Mansell's Ferret

    This is a fun and tight YouTube channel. Funny how Bangshift is always 6 months behind my love of car culture. Already here. You want to build a beautiful car before the speed this is the channel. I wonder who is paying attention. I would like to have a shot and a beer with this stone cold Canadian artisan. Gotta good heart and does tight work.

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  2. Karl

    Nigel and Chad ! Thanks for the kind words and support !!! I really appreciate the regular posts on bang shift if you guys are ever in my neck of the woods let’s have that beer

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  3. Labweiler

    Found Karl on YouTube a few weeks ago and watch every one of his videos. Loads of talent and explains things in a simple way. Also like the fact he shows that you don’t need a shop full of expensive tools to do some pretty cool work.

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