Classic Car Restoration: Body Work : How to Use Plasma Cutter in Car Restoration

Classic Car Restoration: Body Work : How to Use Plasma Cutter in Car Restoration

Hi, I’m Doug I work with 20 great guys in
Saint Louis at Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods and we are going to do some work for you today
on Expert Village. Now Alex is going to use a plasma cutter to cut out the piece that
he drew using the part from the card for the example. There is a varies cutting tools he
could have chosen. But he chose to use the plasma cutter cause there is a curve to this
piece. It is easier to cut a curve with the plasma cutter then it is the hand held mechanic
grinder that you saw him using when he cut the car apart. The only disadvantage to the
plasma cutter is that it is leaves a little bit of a rough edge. But it is easier for
him to clean off the rough edge with the little nomadic grinder then what it is to try to
cut a curve with it.

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  1. @snakeoil24 Good point, as I have used a plasma cutter a lot and always wear gloves, although thin leather ones. I suppose the thin sheet metal is using less amperage than I normally use for around 1/8 to 1/2" steel plate and 1/4" aluminum plate, but even so I have sent quite a few flying balls of molten metal about and would not be doing this w/o gloves. Now, with a normal cutting torch for thin stuff I will go w/o gloves for small projects.

  2. I spent 25k with this asswipe on my RX7 paint and bodywork in 2012. The car had to be repainted upon delivery. The metal fender worked cracked before the car was even driven. Parts were left off or reinstall completely wrong. He is a complete douche bag… No one needs to spend money with scum like this when the world is full of honest people. Just google Doug Jenkins Garage and see the reviews.

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