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Scratched Car:
Buffing Out Scratches

See how scratches and scuff marks can be removed with a variable-speed buffer and quality buffing compounds. 

 

Basic Rust-Proofing:

Undercoating A Car

This car had lived in the desert of Arizona, so when the owner brought it back to Michigan, she wanted to preserve the perfect un-rusted underbody by having undercoating applied.

 

Pro Technique:
Spray Painting Car Parts

Sometimes it's easier to paint parts when they've been removed from the vehicle. Follow along as Bob Mapes paints parts from our '57 Willy's Jeep.

Spray painting auto parts.
 
Collision repair on a 2005 Chevy Equinox.

Professional Collision Repairs:

Fixing Side-Impact Collision Damage On A 2005 Chevy Equinox

This car was so badly damaged that the insurance company "totaled it". But a local man bought the repairable wrecked car and asked us to fix the body while he repaired the interior and other details.


Professional Collision Repairs:

Fixing A Jeep Wrangler After A Rollover Accident.

While partaking in some off-road 4-wheeling adventure, this Jeep found itself upside down and bent-up. Our friends brought the wrecked Wrangler from the salvage yard and we fixed 'er up.

Collision repair on a Jeep Wrangler.
 
Repainting An Old School Bus To Make A Tour Bus

Short Bus Special:
Converting An Old School Bus To A Commercial Tour Bus

A local nurse bought a used school bus and decided to launch her own side business giving tours of Northern Michigan wineries and ski areas. See how we fixed up the body and repainted the bus a cherry red color.

 

Classic Car Restoration:
1949 Cadillac

After 60 Years This Classic Car Needed New Paint

Restore an old Cadillac.
 

Pro Technique:
Repairing The Plastic Bumper Cover
On A 2004 Mercedes Benz ML320

Import Parts Are Expensive: See how body shop professionals can fix cracked plastic body panels instead of replacing them. 

 

Pro Technique:
Restoring A 1957 Willy's Jeep

Behind The Scenes: See how body shop professionals take apart a WWII-era Army-style Jeep and make it new again.

UPDATED... See the completed project.

 
 

Fixing A Sagging Car Door:
Replacing Hinge Pins On A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The car door sagged so badly that the sheet metal around the latch actually split. We fixed the sag with new hinge pins and bushings, and then did a quick patch job on the ripped sheet metal.

 

Stubborn Tailgate:
Lubricating A Stuck Jeep Wrangler Tailgate

Just spraying penetrating oil is sometimes not enough to free up seized hinge pins.

 
Toyota Tundra Tailgate Troubles

Why does it take an engineer from General Motors to illuminate a serious quality problem with "legendary" Toyota?

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