Classic Car Restoration: Body Work : How to Pinch Weld in Car Restoration

Classic Car Restoration: Body Work : How to Pinch Weld in Car Restoration


Hi. I’m Doug. I work with twenty great guys
in St. Louis at Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods and we are going to do some work for you today
on Expert Village. In this clip, Alex is doing some more grinding on the pinch weld of the
car. This is where the rocker panel and the floor panel of the car are welded together
at the factory. The part that he’s grinding on is the exterior part, so on the floor side,
there’s a part that’s very similar coming down from the floor. That’s what attaches
the different panels of the car to one another. And like we did on the fender there where
he was grinding away with the side grinder, a little bit of the rust and the body filler,
he’s exploring here. He’s checking out to see how good this metal is; if it needs to
be cut away. Naturally, we hope that it’s strong enough so that we don’t have to go
to the additional expense and time necessary to do the repair.

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