How to Pinch Weld in Car Restoration

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Learn how to grind and pinch weld when doing body work and restoring a car in this free DIY car-restoration video from our expert mechanic and body shop owner.

Part of the Video Series: Classic Car Restoration: Body Work
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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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