• 2014 Lonestar Roundup Coverage

    What was once described to me as the “Best Little Show in Texas” has grown into one of the largest traditional hot rod and kustom car shows in the country. 2014 makes the 13th Annual Lonestar Roundup in Austin, TX. For the 4th time I made the 1300 mile round trip from my home in central Kansas straight down I-35 to the Roundup, for the 2nd time I took my own ride. The show has grown considerably since my first trip, it’s quickly finding the limits of the Travis County Expo Grounds.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Leading a Body Panel The Gene Winfield Way.

    Only a few guy from the golden age of kustomizing and hot rodding are still with us, and even less are still working on cars. One of the best is Gene Winfield and even today, well into his 80's he's still traveling the world kustomizing old cars and teaching classes about metal shaping, leading, and anything you want to know about custom cars. I was lucky enough to catch up with him at one of his recent metal working seminars to get the process he uses to apply lead to a panel.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • How Do I Control the Thickness of Electroplate?

    When you are using an electroplating process to coat one of your metal auto parts, it is important to know how to control the thickness of the electroplate you are adhering to the part. The thickness of a coated electroplate has....  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk’, Episode 25: Kevin Tetz Talks Shop With Rick Harris, Renowned Custom Painter & Pinstriper

    In this episode of Eastwood’s ‘Shop Talk,’ Kevin Tetz talks with Rick Harris, Custom Painter & Pinstriper, who for over 30 years has been producing a phenomenal body of work and shows little sign of stopping.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • How to Repair Rust With a TIG Welder- Rusty Door Skin Repair

    There's a handful of ways you can tackle repairing rust in your vehicle and all of them have their place. The most common would probably be cutting out the metal and MIG welding a patch panel in place. While this method is the easiest to accomplish, it can be difficult to blend the weld seam into the surrounding metal. I've done repairs this way for many years and they've turned out ok, but I've always wanted to master TIG welding patch panels and metal finishing the area for a seamless repair. I've recently begun switching a lot of my welding projects ....  Click Here To Read Full Post...