Now for the first time on DVD, you can get insider information on collector car restoration - secret tips, tricks, special tools, and shortcuts - that will show you how to restore your car the professional way!
Fred and Ray Vagedes demonstrate fast, efficient, cost effective methods in actual situations so that you too can enjoy a successful restoration experience. And, you won't have to spend tons of money on complex tools and equipment. You'll see how to make your own tools or adapt what you have to achieve the results you want.
This six volume, professionally produced series leads you step-by-step through the whole restoration process from dismantling your old heap, to the final buffing of the chrome on your one-of-a-kind restored masterpiece.
#1 Getting Started/Back on Track - Following Fred and Ray's expert advice, you'll learn how to find the resources available with information about your car. You'll know what tools you need, the best way to document your car, and the right way to disassemble and store the parts. In addition, you'll get some extra "tips of the trade" which Fred and Ray have learned during their twenty years in the car restoration business.
#2 Chassis & Running Gear - Let Fred and Ray take you step-by-step through the process of dismantling, inspecting, rebuilding, and restoring the frame, suspension, brakes, and chassis. These are vital systems and components that make up the foundation of your car. By using the right methods and techniques, your restored car will be as enjoyable to drive as it is to look at.
#3 Patch Work & Metal Finishing - Learn how professional restorers remove paint and rust, fabricate metal patch panels, weld and grind patches, remove dents, shrink metal, pre-fit components, and prepare metal for painting.
#4 Lead Work & Plastic Fillers - Now it's easy to learn the forgotten art of lead work. Let Fred and Ray show you how simple it can be. You'll also learn how to select and properly use plastic fillers.
#5 Painting and Wood Graining - Get professional painting results by following these easy to follow step-by-step instructions on procedures, equipment, and the materials needed. Also, learn wood graining procedures and techniques for that new wood look.
#6 Metal Trim Repair & Chrome Preparation - "Brightwork" adds to the look of your car. However, aluminum, stainless steel, or chrome trim repair can be expensive. Now, you can save by doing it yourself. You'll learn how to buff, straighten, repair, and install metal trim as well as how to prepare it for chrome plating.