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Chevy Bodywork Techniques

Auto bodywork is often the most difficult task in a restoration or customization of a car. If done right, the Chevy can look like it came right off the showroom floor decades earlier or display an amazing level of creativity and give a car that one-of-a-kind look. Whether it is customizing auto body panels, door panels or repairing fiberglass body panels, we’ll try to cover each of these topics in detail to help you turn your Chevy into a work of art.
Reskinning a 1969 Chevy Camaro Door Reskinning a 1969 Chevy Camaro Door
There's more than one way to skin that cat. Well, actually, no- there's really only one way to properly re-skin a door, and... more
1969 Chevy Camaro - Floor Creation & Mini-Tubs 1969 Chevy Camaro - Floor Creation & Mini-Tubs
In the last two months, we've followed along as Auto Metal Direct's Installation Center stripped our 1969 Camaro from a... more
1969 Chevy Camaro - Full-metal Roller 1969 Chevy Camaro - Full-metal Roller
Most car builders would take one look at our ’69 Camaro when it rolled into Auto Metal Direct’s Installation Center last year... more
1969 Chevy Camaro Restoration - Part 4 1969 Chevy Camaro Restoration - Part 4
A car can’t be more disassembled than this and still be called “a car”! In Part 4, we finish the body on our restored '69... more
1969 Chevy Camaro Restoration: Part 2 1969 Chevy Camaro Restoration: Part 2
We've been following along as Auto Metal Direct's Installation Center stripped our 1969 Camaro down in preparation for... more
1969 Chevy Camaro Restoration 1969 Chevy Camaro Restoration
We rebuild a body, just like Fisher. more
Soda Blasting Paint Stripping - Master Blaster Soda Blasting Paint Stripping - Master Blaster
There is something about working on a project car that’s been taken down to bare metal that really motivates you to start... more
1963 Chevrolet Nova Fiberglass - A Lightened Load 1963 Chevrolet Nova Fiberglass - A Lightened Load
When it comes to fiberglass panels for hot rods, few manufacturers can claim the quality that Harwood, of Tyler, Texas, can. more
Chevrolet Body Tips & Tricks - Body Tricks Chevrolet Body Tips & Tricks - Body Tricks
We feel that these types of articles not only feed the veteran hot rodder’s passion to rejuvenate old iron, but paint and... more
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hood Install - Upper Deck 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hood Install - Upper Deck
It’s obvious that paint and bodywork will require the most from anyone’s build budget. That’s why it’s critical to know... more
1972 Chevrolet Nova Front & Rear Bumper Install - Curb Appeal 1972 Chevrolet Nova Front & Rear Bumper Install - Curb Appeal
Building a project car is more than a beefed-up suspension, a plush interior, and a killer drivetrain. While those items make... more
Al's Liner Spray-in Bedliner - Elemental Armor Al's Liner Spray-in Bedliner - Elemental Armor
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1972 Chevrolet Nova Hood Replacement - The Cover-Up 1972 Chevrolet Nova Hood Replacement - The Cover-Up
2-Inch Cowl Hood Makeover on a '72 Nova more
1973 Chevy Camaro Wide Wheel Tub Install - Project F73 - More Meat To The Street 1973 Chevy Camaro Wide Wheel Tub Install - Project F73 - More Meat To The Street
It's been said on many occasions, often by the losing drivers, that an autocross or open track event essentially becomes a... more
Installing Billet Hood Hinges - Modern Alignment - CHP Step By Step Installing Billet Hood Hinges - Modern Alignment - CHP Step By Step
Just as the shocks, bushings, and springs in a vehicle's suspension will degrade over the years, other components-door... more
DIY Body Panel Prep - CHP Step By Step DIY Body Panel Prep - CHP Step By Step
Check out how easy it is to prep your body panels. Simple diy sanding, stripping, and primer work can save you time and... more
1966 Chevy El Camino Body Repair & Hood Install - Uncovered 1966 Chevy El Camino Body Repair & Hood Install - Uncovered
Our 1966 Chevy El Camino gets some much need body work. The guys at Rubio's Autobody went to work fixing every panel and... more
1973 Chevy Camaro RS Front Bumper & Cowl Hood Face Lift - Mug Shot 1973 Chevy Camaro RS Front Bumper & Cowl Hood Face Lift - Mug Shot
We give our 1973 Chevy Camaro a new look with a RS bumper and grille face lift. Also we swap out the home made cowl hood with... more
Repairing Fiberglass Panels - Glass Act Repairing Fiberglass Panels - Glass Act
CHP takes a look at repairing fiberglass body panels more
1971 Chevrolet Camaro Body Rebuild - Drawn And Quartered 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Body Rebuild - Drawn And Quartered
Chevy High Performance tech article on doing bodywork to a 1971 chevy camaro. Find all the details inside Chevy High... more
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