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Parts Used In This Episode

Dupli-Color
Rust-Fix, Enamel, Flat, Black, 10.25 oz., Aerosol, Each
Magnaflow
Exhaust System, Competition Series, Dual, Rear Exit, Cat-Back, Stainless Steel, Dodge, 6.2L, Kit
Original Parts Group
Interior Kit, Chevelle Stage IV, Split Bench, Coupe
Single Source
PPG One Choice brand Plastic Prep System
The Industrial Depot
The Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies
WD-40 Specialist
WD-40 300004 Specialist Rust Release Penetrant Spray, 11 oz.
YearOne
17 X 9 version of the Honeycomb wheel that came on 1971-1972 GTO and 1971-1976 Trans Am models. Accepts original style center caps. Uses standard conical seat lug nuts. Silver powder coat centers and clear coated machined edges.

Episode Transcript

(NARRATOR)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE WE'LL BEGIN THE INTERIOR REHABILITATION ON OUR '72 CHEVELLE. ALSO WE'LL TAKE YOU ON A TRIP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO FOR A DEGREE IN HIGH PERFORMANCE.

(MARC)>> WHEN WE FIRST FOUND OUR CHEVELLE WE DRAGGED IT OUT OF A BARN AFTER ALMOST 20 YEARS OF REST, AND GAVE IT A LONG NEEDED BATH. SHE MADE A TRIP TO THE BLASTER TO REVEAL THE CONDITION OF THE

SHEET METAL, AND WE STUCK A NEW FLOOR IN IT RIGHT AWAY. THEN WHILE THE CHASSIS WAS OFF WE UPGRADED THE SUSPENSION. WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF THINGS GOING ON WITH OUR CHEVELLE TODAY, AND ONE OF THOSE IS OBVIOUSLY THE INTERIOR. NOW WE CALLED UP ORIGINAL PARTS GROUP FOR BASICALLY EVERYTHING WE NEED TO REDO THE INTERIOR OF OUR '72 CHEVELLE. AND BEST PART, MOST OF THIS STUFF COMES UNDER ONE SINGLE PART NUMBER, WHICH IS GREAT BECAUSE IT COMES WITH ALL THE NORMAL THINGS YOU WOULD ORDER LIKE A DASH PAD, SEAL PLATES, AND VISORS, BUT IT ALSO COMES WITH THINGS YOU MAY FORGET LIKE ALL THESE CLIPS, AND TRINKETS, AND ASH TRAYS, AND PEDAL PADS. HECK IT EVEN COMES WITH THE WINDOW CRANKS AND DOOR HANDLES. OF COURSE IT COMES WITH ALL THE NORMAL THINGS YOU WOULD EXPECT AN INTERIOR KIT TO COME WITH, LIKE THE HEADLINER,

TRIM PANELS, ARM RESTS.

IT'S EVEN GOT DOOR PANELS. THE PART OF THE KIT THAT WE'RE GONNA BE DEALING WITH TODAY THOUGH IS GONNA BE THE SEAT UPHOLSTERY.

(TOMMY)>> SO WHILE HE'S BUSY BENDING UP SOME HOG RINGS I'M GONNA DO A LITTLE BIT OF SHEET METAL WORK. NOW A FEW OF YOU OUT THERE MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT OUR CHEVELLE IS MISSING A FEW PIECES, KINDA LIKE THE QUARTER PANEL, THE TAIL PANEL, AND THIS OTHER QUARTER, BUT YOU KNOW, I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I'VE GOT MY WORK CUT OUT. NOW I'M GONNA KEEP AFTER THIS THING, AND DO WHAT I DO, AND GO AHEAD AND GET BUSY.

(MARC)>> NOW OBVIOUSLY SINCE WE'VE STILL GOT A BUNCH OF SHEET METAL WORK LEFT TO DO ON OUR CHEVELLE WE CAN'T BE PUTTING ALL THAT INTERIOR IN JUST YET, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO AWAY FROM THE CAR ON THE BENCH THAT'LL HELP YOU ADVANCE YOUR PROJECT ALONG, OR MAYBE YOU JUST NEED A BREAK FROM DOING THE BODY WORK. ONE OF THOSE THINGS IS GONNA BE REUPHOLSTERING THE SEATS. NOW THESE SEATS HAVE SEEN BETTER DAYS. THIS IS OUR FRONT SEAT AND IT'S UH, WELL IT'S GOT SOME STAINS, AND RIPS, AND TEARS, AND IT DOESN'T

SMELL VERY GOOD EITHER. NOW THOSE HOG RINGS THAT TOM WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, WELL THIS IS THEM RIGHT HERE.

WHAT THEY DO IS THEY CLAMP THROUGH THE UPHOLSTERY AND HOLD IT TIGHT OVER THE SEAT FRAME. SOMETIMES IT CLAMPS THE UPHOLSTERY TO ITSELF AND OTHER TIMES IT CLAMPS IT TO THE FRAME. EITHER WAY WE'VE GOT TO GET THOSE OUT OF THE WAY TO GET THE UPHOLSTERY OFF. NOW THEY MAY LOOK A LITTLE CRUDE BUT THIS IS THE WAY THAT UPHOLSTERY WAS MADE BACK IN THE DAY, AND EVEN THOUGH YOU REALLY DON'T SEE IT ON OEM APPLICATIONS ANYMORE, ANYTIME YOU'RE DOING A RESTORATION OR EVEN CUSTOM APPLICATIONS THIS IS THE WAY TO GO. FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO IS GET THESE SEAT BACKS OFF OF THE SEAT FRAME.

IT ALL STARTS BY REMOVING THIS CLIP THAT HOLDS THE SEAT BACK TO THE BOTTOM.

THEN SOME WIGGLING WILL FREE IT UP. AFTER THAT YOU HAVE TO ROTATE THE BACK AROUND TO DETACH IT FROM THE BASE.

SEE WHEN YOU'RE TEARING AN OLD SEAT APART LIKE THIS YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA FIND, LIKE AN OLD GAS RECEIPT, SOMEBODY BOUGHT A COUPLE OF QUARTS OF OIL, AND WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE, LIKE CHAIN OR SOMETHING? UH OH, IT'S A SKULL PENDENT WITH AN EIGHT BALL, TOM WILL LIKE THAT ONE.

WITH ALL THAT STUFF REMOVED FROM THE TOP WE CAN FLIP IT

OVER AND START DETACHING THE OLD UPHOLSTERY. THERE ARE DOZENS OF THESE OLD HOG RINGS ON HERE, AND THEY'RE

REALLY WHAT HOLDS THIS THING TOGETHER.

AS YOU GET EACH GROUP OF THEM REMOVED YOU CAN START PEELING THE COVER OFF.

WE'LL SAVE THESE SEAT BELT CHANNELS TO BE REUSED LATER. THEN GET THE OLD FOAM PULLED OFF. NOW THAT WE'VE GOT ALL OF OUR UPHOLSTERY AND FOAM STRIPPED OFF OF OUR SEAT FRAME WE CAN TAKE A BETTER LOOK AT IT AND FIGURE OUT IF THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG, AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GET IT READY TO PUT EVERYTHING BACK ON, AND THIS ONE LOOKS REALLY GOOD.

IT IS DIRTY, AND THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF SURFACE RUST ON IT, BUT OVERALL IT'S IN GOOD SHAPE. LOOKS LIKE NONE OF THE SPRINGS ARE BROKEN OR MISSING. SO WE JUST NEED TO GET IT CLEANED UP.

ONE THING WE NOTICE WHILE WE'RE TEARING THIS THING DOWN IS THAT THE TRACKS ARE FROZEN AND WON'T MOVE. WE'LL GRAB SOME WD 40 SPECIALIST RUST RELEASE PENETRANT SPRAY AND SOAK THE MECHANISM ALONG WITH THE RAILS.

AFTER IT SITS FOR A BIT WE'LL SEE IF THAT GOT OUR SLIDE WORKING AGAIN. WE'LL GO AHEAD AND REPEAT THAT PROCEDURE ON THE OTHER SIDE. THEN ARTICULATE BOTH BACK AND FORTH TO GET THEM LOOSENED UP. LOOKS LIKE WE GOT EVERYTHING WORKING AGAIN.

WELL WE'VE GOT OUR SEAT FRAME ALL CLEANED UP AND WE'VE GOT THE TRACKS WORKING AND ALL LUBED AS WELL. NOW THERE'S STILL SOME RUST HERE. SO WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT, AND WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS WE'RE GONNA USE DUPLICOLOR'S RUST FIX. NOW WE'LL JUST SPRAY THIS ONTO THE SURFACE AND IT'S ACTUALLY

GOING TO TRANSFORM THE RUST INTO KIND OF A BLACK PRIMER, SOMETHING WE CAN PAINT OVER. IT'S GONNA GET RID OF THE RUST WE HAVE AND KEEP

RUST FROM COMING BACK.

THIS STUFF WILL SAVE YOU A TON OF WORK, PREVENTING YOU FROM HAVING TO CRAWL ALL OVER THIS THING WITH A WIRE BRUSH OR WHEEL.

AS IT STARTS TO REACT WITH THE RUST ON THE FRAME YOU CAN SEE THE COLOR CHANGING. THEN AFTER IT'S DRIED OUT WE'RE GOOD TO GO. WE'LL GO AHEAD AND PAINT IT WITH SOME BLACK DUPLICOLOR ENAMEL AND LET IT DRY.

(NARRATOR)>> COMING UP, SEE HOW THIS PUZZLE OF A SEAT GOES BACK TOGETHER TO MAKE FOR A COMFY RIDE. THEN IT'S A TOUR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO.

(MARC)>> HEY GUYS, WHILE YOU WERE GONE WE WENT AHEAD AND GOT OUR SEAT BACKS ALL STRIPPED DOWN AND REUPHOLSTERED WITH THE NEW FOAM AND COVERS, AND I HAVE TO SAY THEY LOOK REALLY GOOD. THERE ARE A FEW WRINKLES IN THERE BUT THE HEAT GUN WILL TAKE CARE OF THOSE WHEN WE GET IT ALL TOGETHER. FOR NOW WE'RE GONNA JUMP BACK ONTO OUR SEAT BOTTOM FRAME AND GET IT RECOVERED, BUT BEFORE WE PUT THE FOAM ON WE'RE GONNA TAKE A PREVENTIVE MEASURE WITH THIS BURLAP HERE. I'M JUST GONNA PUT IT RIGHT ON TOP OF THE SPRINGS AND THE REASON WE'RE DOING THAT IS BECAUSE OVER TIME THESE SPRINGS WILL WEAR INTO THE FOAM CUSHION OF THE SEAT

BOTTOM, AND BESIDES THEY DID IT THIS WAY FROM THE FACTORY. IT LOOKS GOOD. WELL HERE'S OUR ORIGINAL SEAT BOTTOM FOAM. AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S ALL BROKEN DOWN AND NASTY, AND

REALLY DOESN'T HAVE ANY SUPPORT AT ALL. WELL OUR NEW ONE ON THE OTHER HAND, IT'S NICE, CLEAN, AND NEW. IT SMELLS A LOT BETTER, AND WE GOT THIS FROM OPGI, AND WHAT IT'S GONNA DO IS NOT ONLY SMELL BETTER AND LOOK BETTER, BUT IT'S GOING TO ALLOW OUR NEW UPHOLSTERY TO FIT NICE AND TIGHT. GET THIS FIT ON HERE, LOOKS PRETTY GOOD. NOW HERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHY YOU DON'T THROW ANYTHING AWAY UNTIL YOU'RE FINISHED WITH A PROJECT. THIS OLD SEAT FOAM MAY SMELL BAD BUT IT'S GOT THESE NOTCHES HERE FOR WHERE THE SEATBELTS COME THROUGH, AND THE NEW FOAM DOESN'T BECAUSE IT'S FOR A '68 TO '72. SOME OF THOSE DIDN'T HAVE SEATBELTS. SO I'M JUST GONNA SET THIS UP HERE, MAKE SOME MARKS.

IF YOU'VE GOT ONE OF THESE BODY SAWS, THEY'LL CUT THROUGH THIS FOAM LIKE BUTTER AND GIVE YOU NICE EDGES AS WELL. WITH THAT DONE IT'S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT PUTTING OUR FABRIC OVER OUR FOAM. NOW WE GOT THESE SEAT COVERS FROM ORIGINAL PARTS GROUP WITH THE REST OF OUR INTERIOR, AND THEY'VE GOT THE VINYL CONSTRUCTION WITH THE ELK HIDE STYLE INSERTS JUST LIKE THEY

WOULD HAVE HAD FROM THE FACTORY, BUT WE CAN'T GO SLAPPING THEM ON JUST YET. THERE'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO FIRST. SEE ON THE UNDER SIDE OF THE COVER THEY'VE GOT THIS LOOP OF FABRIC SEWN IN HERE, AND THIS IS WHAT THE HOG RINGS WILL ATTACH TO.

NOW YOU COULD JUST PUT THE HOG RINGS RIGHT THROUGH THIS AND ONTO THE SEAT FRAME, BUT IT STILL COULD PULL THROUGH. INSTEAD, JUST LIKE THE FACTORY, WE'VE GOT THIS ROD THAT GOES INTO HERE, AND AS WE FISH IT THROUGH YOU'LL SEE IT'S GONNA PROVIDE A NICE, LITTLE SPOT FOR THAT HOG RING TO GRAB ONTO.

YOU HEARD US TALKING ABOUT THE HOG RINGS AND THE HOG RING PLIERS, WELL THESE ARE THE PLIERS, AND THIS IS THE HOG RING, AND IT JUST GOES RIGHT HERE INTO THE GROOVES INTO THE PLIERS HERE, AND THE SPRING LOADED PLIERS WILL ACTUALLY HOLD IT TO GET IT WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE, AND THEN JUST CRIMP IT DOWN.

DON'T LET ANYBODY TELL YOU THAT UPHOLSTERY GUYS DON'T EARN THEIR KEEP BECAUSE IT TAKES A LOT OF TUGGING AND GRUNTING TO GET A GOOD SET OF COVERS ON.

THE FACTORY FRAME HAS THESE LITTLE EYELETS, WHICH WILL TELL YOU WHERE THE RINGS ARE SUPPOSED TO GO. ON THE OTHER SIDE THEY CLAMP AROUND THE SPRINGS THEMSELVES. YOU WANT TO PULL ALL OF THESE REALLY TIGHT BECAUSE YOUR COVER NEEDS TO FIT AS TIGHTLY AROUND THE FOAM AND FRAME AS POSSIBLE. WE'LL ALSO CUT A FEW RELIEFS FOR THINGS LIKE THIS POST. WELL THERE YOU HAVE IT. THERE'S OUR SEAT, WE'VE COME A LONG WAY FROM WHERE WE STARTED.

GET THE HEAT GUN AFTER IT AND GET THOSE WRINKLES OUT LATER, BUT IT'S READY TO GO ON THE CAR AS SOON

AS THE CAR'S READY.

(NARRATOR)>> STICK AROUND AND SEE HOW YOU CAN GET A DEGREE IN HIGH PEROFRMANCE MOTORSPORTS AT UNOH.

(MARC)>> THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO IN LIMA, IS A COLLEGE WITH A MODERN 200 ACRE CAMPUS, A COED SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT FOR 4,500 STUDENTS WITH COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC TEAMS AND INTERMURAL SPORTS, CAMPUS DORMS, MODERN TRAINING

FACILITIES, AND A FIRST CLASS FACULTY TO HELP YOU EARN YOUR DEGREE, BUT THERE IS A LOT MORE HERE. UNOH IS ALSO THE COUNTRY'S ONLY NOT FOR PROFIT UNIVERSITY WITH A COLLEGE FOR APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES WHERE THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS CAN EARN DEGREES IN AUTOMOTIVE AND DIESEL TECHNOLOGY, ALTERNATE FUELS AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT, ROBOTICS, AND AUTOMATION, AND OF COURSE OUR FAVORITE, HIGH PERFORMANCE MOTOR SPORTS.

YOU CAN NOT ONLY EARN A DEGREE IN HIGH PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS, BUT THANKS TO PRESIDENT JEFF JARVIS HERE RACING IS A FULL FLEDGED COLLEGE SPORT.

(JEFF)>> THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN COULD WIN SCHOLARSHIPS JUST LIKE A BASKETBALL OR BASEBALL PLAYER TO BE ON OUR

MOTORSPORTS TEAM, TO DRIVE IN CIRCLE TRACK RACING WITH OUR STOCK CARS, WITH OUR MODIFIEDS, TO DRIVE STRAIGHT LINE DOWN THE DRAG STRIP IN OUR FUEL CARS AND THE RAILS, AND IT'S THE FIRST OF ITS KIND. IT'S UNIQUE, BUT IT ALLOWS THESE STUDENTS TO GET HANDS ON ABILITY TO MOVE ON INTO THE INDUSTRY.

(MARC)>> WHETHER YOU ENROLL IN THE AG PROGRAM TO WORK ON COMBINES, OR THE DIESEL PROGRAM TO REBUILD OVER THE ROAD RIGS, LIKE JOEL ORTBERG DOES, OR GET YOUR COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE LIKE KAYLEN SIMMONS. MAKING THE UNOH RACE TEAM IS A PATH TO A CAREER IN THE SPORT.

(JOEL)>> I KNEW AT A VERY YOUNG AGE THAT RACING WAS SOMETHING I'VE GROWN UP AROUND THAT I'VE LOVED THAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A PART OF, AND HONESTLY WANTED

TO HAVE A CAREER IN.

(MARC)>> LIKE JOEL AND KAYLEN, UNOH GIVES STUDENTS THE CAREER TOOLS FOR SUCCESS.

(KAYLYNN)>> RIGHT NOW I'M IN MY COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND ACTUALLY THAT'S BEEN MY FAVORITE CLASS SO FAR, AND I HAVE LEARNED A TON. I HAD NEVER STEPPED IN A SEMI TRUCK BEFORE, AND IT'S BEEN AN ADVENTURE AND WE'RE ABOUT TO END THE FIRST SIX WEEKS. AND I'VE COME A LONG WAY AND LEARNED A TON, AND HAD A LOT OF FUN AT THE SAME TIME. ALL THE LEARNING STARTS HERE, WHERE INSTRUCTORS WORK WITH SMALL GROUPS, NO MORE THAN 20 STUDENTS, TEACHING MACHINING PROCEDURES AND USING THE LATEST EQUIPMENT.

IT'S ALL ABOUT HOW TO SETUP AND RUN BORING BARS, HOW TO CLEARANCE CYLINDERS, RESIZE CONNECTING RODS, ALIGN HONE BLOCKS, AND MACHINE AND REBUILD CYLINDER HEADS. AND PERFORMANCE ENGINES INCLUDE HOW TO BALANCE ROTATING ASSEMBLIES, CC COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, DEGREE CAM SHAFTS, AND FINAL ENGINE ASSEMBLY. STUDENTS THEN TUNE THOSE ENGINES IN THE CAMPUS DYNO COMPLEX. A FIRST CLASS FACILITY WITH CHASSIS AND ENGINE CELLS THAT HAS HOSTED THE PRESTIGIOUS ENGINE MASTERS CHALLENGE FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS. WHILE STUDENTS LEARN THEORY IN CLASSROOMS, 70 PERCENT IS HANDS ON IN THE SHOPS DEDICATED TO EVERYTHING FROM ADVANCE WELDING TECHNIQUES ON EXOTIC MATERIALS, TO WORKING

WITH FULLY EQUIPPED CHASSIS FAB SHOPS.

(MARC)>> THE PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES HOW TO BUILD AND SET UP PERFORMANCE DRIVELINES LIKE THIS SESSION ON QUICK CHANGE REARENDS. ( )>> MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE SHIM PACK SEPARATED LEFT AND RIGHT.

(TOMMY)>> ANOTHER REALLY COOL SHOP IS THE 8,000 SQUARE FOOT ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION CENTER.

HERE FUTURE TECHNICIANS LEARN HOW TO CUSTOMIZE, MAINTAIN, AND REPAIR ROBOTS, PREPARING THEMSELVES TO PROVIDE EXPERT SERVICE THROUGHOUT THE LIFE OF A ROBOT, INCREASING ITS EFFICIENCY AND PROLONGING ITS USE IN THE AUTOMATED WORK PLACE.

(JOSEPH)>> ORIGINALLY I WANTED TO BE AN ENGINEER AND THEN I

JUST KINDA BACK TRACKED FROM THAT A LITTLE BIT AND DECIDED JUST WORK IN THE TECHNICAL FIELD, MORE THAN ENGINEERING. AND YEAH, IT'S JUST THE FUTURE. SO THE JOB SECURITY IS THERE, AND THE DEMAND FOR ROBOTS IS WAY HIGHER THAN IT WAS WHEN I WAS A KID AND IT JUST KEEPS GROWING.

(MARC)>> AND ONE REALLY COOL ASPECT IS, LIKE THE MOTORSPORTS PROGRAM IS, YOU WON'T BE STUCK IN A CLASSROOM ALL DAY BECAUSE, JUST LIKE THE AUTOMOTIVE SIDE, 70 PERCENT OF THIS COURSE IS HANDS ON TRAINING TOO.

(SHAUN)>> THE HANDS ON COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE, I THINK, ARE INVALUABLE BECAUSE IT GOES BEYOND JUST THE THEORY ABOUT READING ABOUT IT IN A BOOK AND BEING ABLE TO ACTUALLY APPLY WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED IN THE CLASSROOM. BEING ABLE TO LEVERAGE CRITICAL THINKING AND GO BEYOND JUST WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT, AND START FINDING YOUR OWN IDEAS, AND YOU KNOW, NEW SOLUTIONS.

(MARC)>> WHAT'S NOT CONSERVATIVE IS CLUBS ON CAMPUS THAT INCLUDE THE AUTOCROSS CLUB, DIESEL PULLING CLUB, THE FOUR BY FOUR CLUB, AND THE OVER THE WALL CLUB THAT PRACTICES PIT STOPS TO COMPETE IN ARCA EVENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT'S A NO PRETENSES PLACE WHERE STUDENTS AND FACULTY ARE ON THE SAME PAGE.

(CHRISTIAN)>> YOU KNOW WE'RE PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. WE TURN WRENCHES, WE BUILD RACE CARS, WE FIX BROKEN THINGS, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, AND WE HAVE FUN DOING IT. AND YOU'RE AROUND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO BE HERE. YOU KNOW, THEY'RE NOT HERE BECAUSE THEIR

PARENTS TOLD THEM TO. AND A TECH SCHOOL LIKE THIS IT'S KINDA HARD TO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING YOURSELF INTO. PRETTY BLACK AND WHITE AS TO WHAT WE DO. SO EVERYBODY WHO COMES HERE HAS SOME SORT OF PASSION FOR IT. AND EVEN IF IT'S DIESEL, YOU KNOW, OR AGRICULTURE, OR HIGH PERFORMANCE, THERE'S STILL STUFF TO RELATE TO. WE'RE STILL HERE FOR THE SAME BASIC PURPOSE.

I DEFINITELY WOULD BE KICKING MYSELF IN THE BUTT FOR A LIFETIME IF I HADN'T COME HERE, FOR SURE. I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT, YEAH. ( )>> RACERS!

(NARRATOR)>> AFTER THE BREAK WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO PAINT INTERIOR PANELS TO MATCH.

(MARC)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK. NOW WE'RE WORKING ON THE INTERIOR OF OUR '72 CHEVELLE

AND WE'VE RUN INTO A BIT OF A SNAG. SEE OUR KICK PANELS HERE, WELL THEY COME PAINT TO MATCH AND

THE INTERIOR'S GONNA BE THIS MEDIUM BLUE HERE.

SO WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT, BUT BEFORE WE CAN JUST PAINT OR DYE OUR PANEL WE HAVE TO TAKE SOME THINGS INTO CONSIDERATION, AND THE MAIN THING IS TO MAKE SURE THIS

THING'S PREPPED PROPERLY. THERE'S A FEW THINGS HERE WE NEED TO LOOK AT. ONE IS THIS TEXTURE THAT'S BUILT INTO THIS PANEL. IF WE DON'T SCUFF IT RIGHT, WELL THE PAINT'S NOT GONNA STICK. ANOTHER THING IS, SINCE THIS IS BRAND NEW, THERE'S PROBABLY SOME RELEASING AGENTS THAT ARE ON HERE, AND IF WE DON'T GET THOSE OFF THE PAINT WON'T STICK EITHER. WE'RE GONNA START WITH THE CLEAN AND SCUFF SPONGE, MOVE OVER TO THE PLASTIC ADHESION WIPE, AND THEN FINALLY THE

ADVANCED PLASTIC BOND. THIS ALL COMES AS A KIT CALLED THE PLASTIC PREP SYSTEM, AND WE GOT IT FROM SINGLE SOURCE IN NASHVILLE. IT'S MADE BY PPG. THE SPONGE DOES A COUPLE OF THINGS. THE GREEN SIDE IS ABRASIVE AND IT HELPS SCUFF THE SURFACE FOR A TOOTH THAT THE PAINT CAN STICK TO.

THE SOLUTION HELPS WASH AWAY ANY UNWANTED CHEMICALS THAT COULD BE ON THE SURFACE. WE'LL WASH IT AND WIPE IT OFF. THEN MOVE TO THE NEXT STEP. THAT'S GONNA BE THIS WIPE, WHICH IS SOAKED IN A SOLUTION SIMILAR TO WAX AND GREASE REMOVER BUT DESIGNED FOR PLASTICS.

WITH IT DRY YOU CAN HIT IT WITH A PLASTIC BOND, WHICH IS AN ADHESION PROMOTOR.

WHILE THAT'S DRYING WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND GET OUR PAINT MIXED UP TO SPRAY ON. NOW WE WENT TO SINGLE SOURCE AND TOLD THEM WE HAD A '72 CHEVELLE WITH MEDIUM BLUE INTERIOR. THEY GOT US A PINT READY, AND ALL WE NEED TO DO, REDUCE IT DOWN, SPRAY IT ON.

A COUPLE OF COATS WILL GET YOU FIXED UP AND YOU'VE GOT YOURSELF A PAINTED PANEL. WELL THERE YOU GO, AND AFTER TWO COATS YOU CAN SEE HERE IT MATCHES REALLY WELL. NOW THIS ISN'T JUST FOR NEW PIECES. IF YOU HAVE OLD PIECES THAT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE BRAND NEW, YOU CAN CLEAN THEM UP AND PAINT THEM JUST THE SAME.

(TOMMY)>> IF YOU'RE WORKING ON RESTORING ONE OF THOSE OLD PONTIACS AND IN THE MARKET FOR SOME OF THOSE SPIFFY HONEYCOMB WHEELS, THEN YEAR ONE IS THE PLACE TO GO.

THIS IS ONE OF THEIR 17 INCH CAST ALUMINUM HONEYCOMBS WITH A FIVE AND AN EIGHTH INCH BACK SPACING. THIS WHEEL WILL LET YOU RETAIN THAT AWESOME HONEYCOMB LOOK WITH A SLIGHTLY BIGGER SIZE FOR THAT MORE MODERN FEEL. THEY ALSO OFFER THAT SNOWFLAKE STYLE AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER DESIGNS DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU'RE WORKING ON. SO IF YOU'RE IN THE MARKET FOR SOME WHEELS, CHECK YEAR ONE OUT.

(MARC)>> IF YOU'VE GOT A 2015 OR 2016 CHARGER WITH A SIX POINT TWO OR SIX POINT FOUR LITER AND YOU'RE LOOKING TO

UPGRADE YOUR EXHAUST FOR PERFORMANCE AND SOUND, THEN MAGNAFLOW'S GOT WHAT YOU NEED. THIS COMPETITION SERIES CAT BACK SYSTEM CONSISTS OF

MANDREL BENT 409 STAINLESS CONSTRUCTION AND COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET IT INSTALLED ON YOUR CHARGER. IT'S A DUAL MUFFLER SETUP WITH TWO POINT

SEVEN FIVE INCH TUBES. IT COMES WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY ON THE CONSTRUCTION AND WILL BUY YOU SOME EXTRA HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE ALONG WITH SOUNDING AWESOME. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FOR TODAY,

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
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