How To Install Floor Pans on Hands-On Cars 3 + Racing! Eastwood and Kevin Tetz

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How To Install Floor Pans on Hands-On Cars 3 + Racing! Eastwood and Kevin Tetz

on this episode of hands on cars we dig up some history on Kevin gates before he shows us how to replace floor pans in the camaro and then gets lost racing down in Nashville yeah what we got said sled stripped down to the bones and let me tell you it ain’t pretty it could be worse but it could be a whole lot better and it’s um it’s worse than I thought but at the same time like I said we got it down to the bones the bones are solid frame rails are solid we got some good cross bracing it needs floor pants thankfully there’s lots of parts available for this car and we got a little help check this out these stamp replacement pads came from the National parts depot and they’re fairly accurate representation of what needs to go in this car now there’s a floor redesigning 1977 i believe so your earlier model pans won’t fit these will but they still require a lot of wiggling and there’s an interesting challenge with the toe boards to show that to you in just a second now if you take a look right here this is where the floor pants tops and as you can see we’ve got some issues here on the toe board well welcome to restoration this is a well it’s just part of the game and this is a flat piece of metal and that’s a flat piece of metal we’re flying we got some metal fab equipment we got our two hands and you got a BF h we can beat that sheet metal into submission make the toe boards that we couldn’t get out of a catalog but there’s still some tear down we got brake lines we’ve got an e-brake we got just some stuff to get out of the way so speaking of get out of the way I got to get out of my own way it’s worked out don’t destroy this stuff this can be used as a template if you got to make another fuel line if you got to make it to the brake line hang on to this stuff and hang on to the shape that it’s in find a safe place to store it parts shift in a way to where the raw steel and they’re not going to rust they’ve got a coating on them that protects them and it needs to be wiped off before we start messing around it’s just kind of eliminates that greasy field but a pre-painting prep gets rid of that protective coating in a hurry that is a reference to any to cut yeah now all i have to do is drill out the original spot welds with my Eastwood spot-weld cutter and there’s an air chisel to help remove the remaining floor from the bracing tell up at the back side that’s not too bad side of the braces ok now while i clean the metal and get it ready to have a new floor pans let’s see what’s happening back in east with hands on cars is brought to you by the eastwood company when you’re restoring a car truck or motorcycle Eastwood has everything you need to do the job right eastwood since 1978 well Kevin’s really tearing into the camaro that’s a Mustang but you would make his job a lot easier and a lot quicker and eastwood versa cut plasma cutter if you’d like to learn more about Eastwood plasma cutters click the link below now before we get some tips on how to install those floor pans let’s see if we can learn a little bit about the man behind the paint gun I grew up in a small town in south central British Columbia Canada was the okanagan valley and me and my brother my cousins Glenn white and Alomar local herb we grew up around cars my dad was a car guy I think I learned that there’s no such thing as can’t from my mom and my uncle herb had aah used auto parts and cars from the twenties thirties forties fifties sixties even into the seventies I learned from an early age that I love cars i love everything about cars i love fixing them they scared the crap out of me in the sense that i think i’m always

in over my head that’s that’s kind of where I grew up I graduated high school I took shop classes all that kind of stuff and decided that I wanted to be a rock star and I wanted to get out of town and go and become famous and it was just going to be that easy i’m going to join a band and and I did I’ve been playing music in barb and since I was 14 years old and having a lot of fun with that and developing that dream of of one day being being a rock star and we see how well that worked up and of course it was the eighties the eighties were were very silly we didn’t know it and and it was great music it was feel good music and that’s what I like about it kind of like the sixties you know but the music of the eighties was about let’s go have a party get the girls grab the beer let’s go let’s help me and kick it man so we had a lot of we had a lot of fun i traveled all over Canada all over the United States back and forth lived in la a couple of times nearly starved to death do I so play that sometimes I jam around but I got it out of my system and the one thing that I figured out the one thing that I’ll always carry with me is that it had almost nothing to do with hard work as far as you success rate ratio you had to get to bring it you had to have you know a talent good band good songs all that kind of stuff but sometimes it just didn’t matter how George whereas with cars the harder you work the nicer the car is and the more you put into it the more you get back out of it so that was a really nice thing to realize so i’m i’m i’m in the cars i have no regrets with the the the music thing I used to think I wasted ten years of my life on the road didn’t do it no it was great training for film production for being in front of a camera in front of an audience and all those kinds of things so there are no wasted moments it’s all accumulative in the sense that it brings us where we are today which is at my shop so the east of guys wanted me to show you around show you a couple of different things in the shop what we work on how I spend my time check it out now this is of course jaded my pro touring 66 mustang coupe and it’s a fun car it’s got almost 500 horsepower at the rear tires it’s very well balanced it’s got a full frame chassis all race car suspension all that kind of stuff it’s it’s a really powerful and and it’s just a lot of fun but what was more fun that driving it was building it and what what I learned from this car I just can’t wait to apply to the next one which is project said sled at the shop is designed to be able to shoot 360 degrees with all the cool tools that you would ever want all the eastwood equipment media blasters welders all the hand tools that I’ve gotten from the eastwood catalog just like you guys can it’s all here and more importantly it all works and it all works great now this is something really cool this is a Fender that Ron : I built on my first TV series classic rights on the DIY network it all came from flat stock and it was just magic watching him work I knew how great he was just from the videos that i had and just his reputation but becoming a friend to him has been one of the highlights of my career and this this is just need proof of that somebody kind of made a joke and call this the mean wall but there’s stuff here that kind of reminds me of the great opportunities that have been presented to me in the time that I’ve been doing television another massive highlight hanging out talking cars with Jack Roush its weak george barris it was wicked cool we made Eastwood color chart with the front end of jaded and an idiot and this is the other shop this is where a lot of the the body work gets done not so much filming more body work and this is in 1934 packard with a hand-built Dietrich body it’s a it’s a Victoria we’re putting a paint job on it we’re getting it smooth and it’s it’s going to be something that the owner really enjoys and this is the rest of the Packard on various stands we’ve got Eastwood 121 epoxy and I build Polly surface of the contour Polly surfacer on these panels it should be quite obvious that have a lot of confidence in the quality of the materials and I wouldn’t be using it on this car if I didn’t wow I mean Kevin’s really cut back on the hairspray over the years and the eyeliner and the fishnets but it’s a good thing is laying off the Aqua Net with all the sparks he’s making working on the said slit he does have quite a shop and a cool collection of cars and eastwood tools but now let’s get back to the action learn how to install those floor pans is gonna work

I know it’s gonna work now we’ll throw a handful of sheet metal screws at it and turned upside down what it looks like all right the pan fits pretty good and since our braces have integrity in the middle so good and we saw from the bottom side now we cannot find a more permanent mounting solution so here’s another reason to clean that cosmoline whatever it is that the rest prevention coating is off of there now you can trace lines outside your braces when you pull that padlock again because you’re not done you want to make the plug welds from the factory of the rowset welds so this gives you an idea with a brace it actually doesn’t give you an idea tells you precisely with the braces sit and you can mimic the factory spot welds even the factory spot with locations so my nifty little plan to utilize this good metal here as a shelf it’s gonna work but there goes about there so now we can find – we can i call it sneaking up on it we can sneak up on this repair & for instance right here a little more trying to do but that’s ok that’s ok and with our drilling from the top down we can take this up to a good day Flintstone no more now all i have to do is Mark 7,000 plug locations with a sharpie so I know where to drill the holes hope I get a shot it so why is it necessary to drill eleventy billion holes while you gotta remember it’s a unitized body car the floor is the car the floors the frame let’s put as many or if not a little bit more structural links and connection points in the new floor as it was in the old at least GM did minimum tolerances so did everybody lots of holes more stronger arrest encapsulator insurance even though the metal is pretty darn ok the wealthier primer the contact areas which is a primer now we can float that sucker in there once I get this in position I’ll temporarily attached with sheet metal screws and then welded into place with my East would make 175 ok e well another hundred seventy-five plug welds the floors in this thing the truth is i’m tired i’m bored good guys is just down the street we’re going to jump and jaded and go and have some fun this will be waiting for us when we get back yeah now we’re talking about photo/tina and marked up for paint jobs to create an aged look this is the real deal man this is neat the paint is actually faded it’s authentic well except for the there’s an African livestock making love to his front seat but you talk about a diamond in the rough in said sled we’re putting a 6-litre lq4 Angela the forelady transmission modern LS power what this is out of a two thousand four escalade with 58,000 miles yeah it’s got the iron block so what’s got the cathedral port aluminum heads this thing with a cam swap can make about 414 horsepower naturally aspirated without doing anything to it you throw a power adder and it’s got six bolt means it’s an amazing engine and it’s exactly what we’re going to use for the San sled camaro so you just never know I thought we were going to find anything but this is a great deal and that’s a great price you guys are no stranger to DC panic k 1 customs are you doing good good glad to be here well Jane it of course is behind this tc’s bay one shop was closed down for out . in 10 weeks or something like that before SEMA Show 2012 crashing getting this car ready some of the behind the scenes stuff that nobody ever really knows about people getting cars ready for SEMA Show let’s talk about what happened at SEMA

ok so we’re with the teardown was like nothing else right well well before that when Kevin called me asked for some help with that he was about what bible it’s out six weeks out it was kind of a good shop so I need a little help me said well I’ll take you to Vegas if you help me walk into his shop and his car is scattered over three bags of stuff that was part everywhere he said and by the way we got a custom fit of – and chop this day on wrapping in leather we’re gonna put this motor and it was just out of trouble but when see my tears apart the whole place just explodes in but it’s like it implode say they announced and everybody was a big applause and the boots are just flying down to work driving the car out of the cement convention hall and we want to avoid the parade because the car’s not running right it’s missing like crazy the cooling fans aren’t working and there’s a big electrical problem somewhere so you know it it’s starting to overheat and it just got really crazy we got funnel into the into the parade tonight yeah we got following the parade with them we were hauling water when we pull over Kevin jumps out getting the Coke machine get some donzi water we’re feeling the radiator up in the cooling fan wasn’t working so as we get past the parade starts overheating a little bit we have to borrow a piece of wire from a truck driver Kevin’s got a job in to the computer in the other end into the cigarette lighter and start working but we know we’re in four lines of rush hour traffic in Las Vegas yeah but you know what the car held up and turned a lot of heads and everything is held up it looks fresh this is a two year old paint job and you never know I mean it still looks good so ever your work everybody that helped with it i mean the work was done well it was done fast but it was done well wasn’t it yet but I’m excited to get around with you in the run course here in just a few minutes yes we are going to change it to the autocross and we’re going to try and make TCPS payments find out videos I told you those Canadians right now like him has the microphone and i am one that’s pretty good driving left standing what we call tracking continue I missed everything I didn’t hit cones but i miss the road course and it happens is very complicated course Brian Finch you got lost the first time out so it makes me feel a little bit better car did great I can’t wait to leg it out again maybe all actually find the pack it’s not all right Chris Lee’s hear from key plastics and customs chris is a buddy of work on jaded how you doing it very good thank you we will talk to me about your muscle okay well it’s a 66 coupe yeah it’s recently and also excel in the car very good solid body and we just cut it up yeah majorly cut it up channel the body down either the AC and basically talking shop every single panel all yeah well you were just talking to me about the wheels it’s a 315 tire on attending a happy – well how did you do that on the back end where you to put it and we moved in a wheel wells in an inch and then we pulled the the whole finger off the car we took both sides with the quarters of stretch them out from the mat we’re going to bed we’ve got four and a half inches you’re really famous one of the coolest things about it is that from the side profile you can’t tell but if you look at it down the line you’ve got this beautiful called bottle of sculpting down the bodywork how many hours have you got in the sheet metal as it sits as it’s probably 3,000 and while and of course there is a Eastwood epoxy 1215 run right there is any sort of boxing on it and all the shit people fed and everything is one of these would welder yeah take well to make well to plasma kinda had a great running yeah what is good equipment and it’s affordable and they’ve got a great warranty right I’ve got a very good warranty i stand behind the products I had a little issue with 11 mix in i pointed out to me that it was still under warranty send me a new welder it’s just kind of move it’s now you can’t beat that so tell me about plans for the car where’s it going it’s going to see more in the book it’s going to be on the truck plus name seamer in New Zealand means Cena to find someone who can do me good paint job on it well i think i know a guy that might be able to to spray the car but before we go away talk to me about the engine tell me spit some numbers out what’s going on with that it’s a 460 big block it’s getting struck out two 557 keep against the complete Trick Flow top notes scene so you still on the heads are limited so on the kids a single playing harder eyes and tight huge team 50 Trick Flow cabaret Iran and we’re projecting around seven foot beyond rules chris is very familiar with driving without any traction all used to actually go pilot and a navigate and race really good rally cars in new zealand and what wear it where else in

the world Australia rallied in malaysia and china australia places so steering with the back end is no stranger to chris lee will Chris thanks so much for your time and also for all the help on jaded you were instrumental in helping me get that car done I can’t thank you enough man in a fantastic work great work thank you thank you very much go back well good guys success had some mint some old friends didn’t find any parts like the car out on the autocross and it did great I didn’t do so good but the party is great and thanks to elastic rap I didn’t mess up my forged aluminum hoops and feeling off and we get our own wheels back thanks for watching his own cars it’s kind of fun yeah on the next episode of hands on cars Kevin replaces the roof on the said sled before stopping by the eastwood summer classic for a ride in the street rodder roads or 59 Impala yeah