Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread
Posted: 13 May 2013, 19:35
All of em?!! Okay.... I'll just skip the ones you already posted.xr7g428 wrote:Blitz, THANKS! please post up all of the "how to" videos you guys have done.
These first two were shot before I started working at WCCC, which is probably why they are so terrible. But Don sent the footage to me and I did a basic edit. In any case, these 2 videos are about the 67-68 grille, and contain some good tips and tricks for troubleshooting and replacing actuators, straightening the grille alignment, etc. We hope to someday re-visit this subject and do a better job.
Next up, how to replace the horn switch on a 1970-1974 Rim Blow steering wheel:
Next, a video dedicated to the 1967 headlight vacuum solenoid (unique to 1967)
Next up, one that I think is one of out better contributions to the classic FoMoCo information you can find online - the "Numbers Matching" video. This video delves into all the significant numbers on a 1969 428 CJ convertible, but most of the information applies to other years and models too. Took a lot of research and extra time to put together... I didn't want to mess it up and get anything wrong! Also, I gotta say it was pretty cool to meet Kevin Marti and hear him say he thought this video was great. But anyway, enough blabbering.
Next up, how to rebuild the distribution block and proportioning valve on a 68-69 Cougar / Mustang etc equipped with power disc brakes.
Next, how to install a carpet. We used a mass-backed carpet kit with extra sound deadening bonded to the bottom... good stuff.
Next, how to install a hood stripe decal. This is pretty specific, because it deals with the 1969 428 CJ hood stripe. But I suppose the concepts would apply to the 1970 Eliminator hood stripe too... and the 1969 351 Performance Group stripe... etc.
Next is my infamous video showing how to replace a rusty roof skin / sheet metal on my '68. Same basic concepts apply to the other years too.
Next, how to rebuild your door hinges with new pins and bushings.
This one is about replacing your rear view mirror lens. We have a restoration / exchange service where you send in your old ugly lens and we send you a nice re-silvered one.
Next is another 1967-specific video, on how to replace the emblem and trim ring on the steering wheel center pad. This was prompted by the new reproduction emblems that came to be.
This next one was prompted by the reproduction 67-68 opera light lenses (a.k.a. rear courtesy lights) that we reproduced with Bill (thanks Bill!). We wanted to show that the wiring for these lights is already in place in every 67-68 Cougar, and that the installation is fairly easy. This video shows how to do it!
Next, a video that took a while to complete from start to finish. It's a gnarly job that everybody dreads: heater core replacement. In this case, on a 1969 Cougar with air conditioning. The other thing about this video that has proven useful is that is shows a lot of the disassembly of the dash, going all the way from fully assembled, to removing the entire upper and lower dash. Maybe if you watch it backwards, it will show you how to reassemble the dash. But anyways, the main focus is on replacing the heater core and servicing the heater box. Also discussed is the A/C evaporator core.
This next one is almost not worth posting, just because it's more of a "custom" type of thing, but some may find it useful. It shows how to apply our vinyl woodgrain decal on a faded original 1968 steering wheel center.
Next up is a video that is really more of an informational video than a how-to video. It's about the anodized aluminum trim pieces, how we get them restored, how you should send in your cores, what kind of damage is acceptable or not, etc.
Next, how to install a convertible top with a couple of Mexicans. Actually this is a pretty complex job, so we're glad we did this video. Applies specifically to 1969-1970 Cougar / Mustang... basic concepts apply to other cars too.
In a kind of similar vein, here's how to install a headliner. This was done on my '68 Cougar.
Now we have a video about a cheaper alternative to the pricey restored (or even worse, NOS) wheel lip mouldings for a 1967-1968 Cougar. How to modify and install repro 71-3 Mustang mouldings to fit.
Next up, another informational video about our bumper rechroming service, core matching, how to send us your cores, what kind of damage they can have, etc.
This one is a quick, simple video showing how to remove the pivot pin on a tilt steering column, which will enable you to take the column apart for servicing. 1967-1969.
Next up is a video with some consumer advice: what to look for when buying a classic convertible. Don goes over a 1970 Cougar convertible with a fine-toothed comb, focusing mainly on structural integrity, previous damage and subsequent bodywork, etc. This will be very helpful for many of you who are in the market for a classic Cougar, or any old car for that matter. It's better to know everything up front and negotiate on the price, than it is to find stuff out later...
That's all for now! More coming soon. I'll try to remember to throw 'em in this thread when they become available. Oh and by the way, you can always stay up to date on our newest videos by subscribing to our YouTube channel. Or you can just check back periodically. The TV icon in my signature will take you there too.