Building A Roadster Body Part 2!

New DVD by Ron Covell: Building a Roadster Body Part 2 - Making the Turtledeck. Get Part 1 here.

In Building a Roadster Body Part 1, Ron Covell created a wood buck which is a big help in building a roadster body for a 1927 Ford. In Part 2 of Building A Roadster Body he makes the the Turtledeck, which is the other half - or the back half of the 1927 Ford roadster body. 

It's a tough fabrication prociess, but Ron Covell makes it easier for you because he will show you now to do it with different types of shop tools like an English wheel, a stretcher, a shrinker, the beading machine, and a Dake machine ('Universal').

Here's a few more things you'll learn on this one of a kind roadster building dvd:

  • Stretching
  • Shrinking
  • Doming
  • Flanging
  • Beading
  • Welding
  • Reverse Curve forms
  • And more metal work techniques.

You'll also see how Ron used a rivet gun (hand-held) which he uses in ways you may not know about to move metal. He makes extensive use of a hand-held rivet gun, which is a fantastic way to move metal!

In addition you'll get an detailed look at metalfinishing demonstrations by Ron, and how to remove oil cans using a heat shrinking technique.

The reason Ron is so successful as a metalworker and teacher is because his approach to challenging projects like this is unique in that he puts it all together in small steps. He combines this with excellent close up professional photographs of his work, uses simple language, and formulates it all them into an easy to understand format. 

If you are just beginning, or you are a veteran fabricator or welder you will discover a treasure trove of knowledge from this Roadster project. This is one of my personal favorites!

DVD Length: 109 minutes.