David Gardiner's Bodywork Restoration Tutorial DVD

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David Gardiner's Bodywork Restoration Tutorial DVD

Running time 2 1/2 hours (and he talks fast!)

This superb DVD is broken down into 26 chapters; each one on a different subject. Learn the basic skills you need to form and fit panels, everything is shown in a way that is easy to follow. You can start with simple sections and then progress though the processes at your own pace. Gas (steel and aluminium) Mig and Tig welding are shown in detail with clear descriptions of the process. Safety, setting up and the technique are all shown in a way that is easy to follow. Learn how to weld in a way that causes little or no distortion. Drawings and animations are used to make technical points clear and close up shots allow the viewer to get a much clearer view than would be possible in the workshop situation.

Each chapter shows in detail the way a particular process is carried out - Such as shrinking and stretching,(without a machine) forming swages and compound curves. There are chapters on wire edging, metal finishing and on lead loading and many other processes and techniques. These skills can be used to form simple repair sections using only hand tools. (No machines are needed) however the same skills are used when making wings and even complete bodies like those shown on the photo gallery page. The veiwer can learn at their own pace - simply watch practice and watch again until you have mastered the skills. Also on the DVD several real world repairs are carried out to demonstrate how the various skills and techniques can be used. These same skills can be used to carry out a roof chop or create a petrol tank. Watch a complete motorcycle petrol tank being made by hand tools alone on the DVD. A number of repair sections are created on the DVD including making floor pan repairs and fitting a door skin. If you want to learn how to restore vehicle bodywork or how to make or modify any type of panel this DVD is definitely for you. 

Testimonial by the internationally recognised Metal Shaper Kerry Pinkerton:

"When I received my copy of David Gardiners “Bodywork Restoration Tutorial” DVD I was extraordinarily impressed.  Here in one 2-½ hour DVD is literally a master class on metal shaping.It’s one thing to say you do not need this or that tool.It is quite another to prove it and David’s DVD does just that.In each of the DVD’s many chapters, David takes you through performing complex metal shaping tasks from start to finish.This includes: welding, making a low crown panel,making a complex rear quarter panel, making an aluminum motor cycle tank, and much more.All this is demonstrated using common, inexpensive hand tools that someone interested in metal shaping probably already has.

I have taught many people the basics of metal shaping and can testify that this DVD is a must have for novices and experienced shapers alike.  David has exceptional teaching skills and the production quality of this DVD is first rate.  It is, without question, the best all around metal shaping DVD I have ever seen.  It has my unqualified recommendation."

Kerry Pinkerton
Imperial Wheeling Machines, inc.

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