Metal Shrinking Tool: Car Restoration Tips

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Learn how to use metal shrinking tool 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

In order to get the piece shaped exactly right, Alex is using a tool that we have; one for shrinking and one for stretching steel. Your little press here compact the steel on the inside radius of the cut and the other tool of the other tool would expand. It has teeth in there that would pull little bits of the steel and smash it in so it can make the curve. It makes the steel thicker when you shrink it and it makes it thinner when you stretch it. Now he has it pretty well matched, he has the shape right and it is time to weld it in to, actually to finish up the edges. Then prime it and then weld it in.


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