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Building a Roadster Body Part 3: Making the Doors with Ron Covell (DVD)

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In Part Three of the Roadster Body series, Ron Covell gives a detailed look at each step in the construction of the doors – which are arguably the most complex panels on the entire car. Ron explains why the hinge and latch connections should be ‘beefed-up’ to improve the strength of the doors, and shows how to build a robust internal structure that securely supports the hinges, latch, and sheet metal panels. A broad range of tools is demonstrated – including a shrinker, stretcher, beading machine, and the English wheel. Run Time: 115 minutes

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In Part Three of the Roadster Body series, Ron Covell gives a detailed look at each step in the construction of the doors – which are arguably the most complex panels on the entire car. Ron explains why the hinge and latch connections should be ‘beefed-up’ to improve the strength of the doors, and shows how to build a robust internal structure that securely supports the hinges, latch, and sheet metal panels. A broad range of tools is demonstrated – including a shrinker, stretcher, beading machine, and the English wheel.

One of the focal points is using a Dake reciprocating machine (similar to a Pullmax) with custom-made dies for forming the deep, intricate beads on the door edges. Ron demonstrates a unique way to crimp the door skin to the inner structure – utilizing locking pliers he has specially modified for the task. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’re sure to learn a great deal from Ron’s unique solutions to common problems, and every step is covered thoroughly – with great close-up photography, and detailed, easy to follow explanations.

115 minutes

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Weight 0.5 lbs
Publisher

Ron Covell

Length

115 minutes