How to Shape Metal for Car Restoration

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Learn how to shape metal 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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Video Transcript

Now Alex would be bending the piece that he has cut to match the piece that we have removed from the car. Now we are going to be putting a bend in the piece. This is the piece that replaces the fender lip and he would, it is kind of tough with a curve piece like this but he would be knocking it over to get a good 90 degree bend in the piece. That would reproduce the edge in the fender. It is kind of a frustrating job to do to try to get something like this perfect. You can wish there was a tool that you can say here make it look like this but it is really is just putting on the vice, banging on it, cutting it a little bit, bending it with your fingers, and getting it as good as you can.


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