Sheet Metal

Guide to Repairing and Welding High Strength Steel Vehicle Components

Tags: Frame Repair · Sheet Metal

frame-rackHigh Strength Steel is becoming a standard in new vehicle frame and structural components and as an autobody technician you need to know how to identify and correctly repair these parts correctly or you can introduce problems which may lead to risk of injury in the case of an accident.

High Strength Steel comes in a variety of levels of hardness. The harder the steel the more difficult it is to repair and weld. The benefit of high strength steel is that it can replace standard steel of greater thickness.

The common tensile strength …

Saving Sheet Metal for Rust Repair Patch Panels

Tags: Sheet Metal · Shop Management face it everything is getting more expensive today and sheet metal is no exception. If you are a hobbyist that builds a couple cars a year or a small shop that does a mixture of cash, restoration and insurance work then you have probably priced some sheet metal and even bought some only to find you end up cutting it and welding it to make it fit.

There are times when you do need to buy full panels. If you need to replace a quarter panel or full floor or if a fender is crumpled …

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