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    • Milwaukee World Of Wheels- Live Winfield Chop Shop on a VW Bug

      When you hear about Gene Winfield chopping a car most of us immediately think of a low, sleek Mercury or some sort of 50's American vehicle. This time around at the Milwaukee World of Wheels he was presented with a classic VW Bug. Now this isn't the first time someone has chopped a bug, but most times they look very WRONG when their done.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
    • Chopping The Top On A 1950 Dodge Pick-Up – Eastwood’s Project Pile House- Part 3

      In the last posts we had quite a mess, the roof was in numerous pieces, A-pillars didn't line up, doors were in pieces, etc, etc. Fast forward a bit and the roof is one piece again. I decided to use the TIG 200 to weld the seam back up. I jumped around the panel laying short, low amperage TIG welds with some silver/bronze filler wire. This filler wire melts at a very low temperature and also is a bit softer making it easier to hammer and grind flat. Check out the video at the end of the article for the full step-by-step process.

      We still have years worth of body damage to address on the roof that is quite an eyesore with the roof at eye level now. But before we begin smoothing welds and banging out old dents, we need to rebuild the door frames so that we have the doors back in one piece. I built the drivers side door frame yesterday and we'll be filming the passenger side to give you an idea of the basic process to modify and reattach them. Stay tuned and thanks for following the project!

      -Matt/EW

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