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In Episode 4 of Hands-On Cars, Kevin Tetz replaces the roof in The Zed Sled. Years ago, someone cut the roof of this 1978 Camaro Z/28 to install a sunroof (popular in the 1980s) – but it looks bad and because it leaked (common in the 1980s), there was a lot of rust that needed to be repaired. Visit Eastwood Here: http://www.eastwood.com Subscribe Here: https://www.youtube.com/user/EastwoodCo In Episode 4 of Hands-On Cars, Kevin Tetz replaces the roof in The Zed Sled. Years ago, someone cut the roof of this 1978 Camaro Z/28 to install a sunroof (popular in the 1980s) – but it looks bad and because it leaked (common in the 1980s), there was a lot of rust that needed to be repaired. KT got a brand new rook skin from National Parts Depot that fit great and improved the looks of the Z – and in this episode you’ll learn how to do the repair yourself. Also in this episode, Kevin stops by the Eastwood Summer Classic in Pottstown, PA. It was the Eastwood leg of the Amsoil Street Rodder Road Tour and Jerry Dixey was leading the pack in his amazing 1959 Chevy Impala that was built for this tour by Hot Rods by Dean. KT takes a joyride in the car and we show you all the details of this awesome car – including the 600 hp engine that gets 16 mpg and the ferrari red Paint that was rumored to soft ,750 per gallon! Eastwood has everything you need to do the job right when you’re restoring your car, truck or motorcycle – from welders to paint! Since 1978. Related PostsCoastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants by Kevin SongerAquaponics Rocks ( Growing Medium ) Wash Install Plant – $40 Aquaponics – Barrelponics Made EasyHow to […]

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20 Comments

  • Mikeys Garage 1 year ago

    Sides just hammered over? No wonder it flexes and cracks! I'd have stitch welded along those bits.

  • David Shaw 1 year ago

    hey Kevin, just watching the previous videos and was wondering if you ended up leading the joints on the roof skin or did you use a different technique?

  • Andeep Dhanjal 1 year ago

    What are you using to grind the paint off? What sort of pad on the sander? Thanks

  • D Fuller 1 year ago

    Would have liked to see the patch work you had to do on the pass. side under the roof.

  • Motown454 1 year ago

    Hey Kevin when does the next video come out?
    Wayniez

  • Bad Mopar 1 year ago

    Awesome.  I can't wait the next episode.

  • cubcadet1983 1 year ago

    Hell yeah. K.T. Is the man.

  • Carlos Castillo 1 year ago

    I see your using the MIG 175. Could you have done the same with the MIG 135?

  • Kevin Tetz 1 year ago

    We'll eventually be sharing number on what we spend fixing this car.  We work with partners like NPD, and try not to advertise pricing for a couple of different reasons.  One, they may have sales on, or change their pricing, and if we "say it on TV" it locks it in.  Rather, we'd like you to go to their website and shop around.  I know that's a vague answer, sorry!  Like I said we'll share $$$ info soon, but in the meantime, go to NPD and look at their online catalog to get an idea of the cost of the parts.

  • Kevin Tetz 1 year ago

    The rust inhibitors really do work, but there's a limit to what they can do, and most of that depends on your prep. ( doesn't it all?)  Don't expect ANY product to stop rust from growing just by slathering it on.. you've got to take the steps to eliminate as much as you can by removing it, and let chemicals do their job on a smaller scale.  In the case of this car, the pitted rust has been blasted or wire brushed, or completely removed and new metal welded in ( floors)  then the micro-rust that's deep in the pits can be treated with Fast Etch, then a good metal coating or primer.   It's not difficult, but it's not simple either. Every car is different.

  • Kevin Tetz 1 year ago

    Thanks for the kind words!!    as far as strengthening the chassis, its a unitized body/frame, and these cars like many unibody cars flex way too much.  The best way to strengthen is with subframe connectors… the ones we'll install weld in and weld the front subframe to the connectors, giving it much more strength.  We'll also install  aroll cage, not only for safety, but to firm up the chassis as well.  We're going to be north of 500HP ( hopefully!) and I want it to handle and be safe to drive at speed.   :)

  • ericou812 1 year ago

    kevin,im a disabled dude in wheelchair,ive always had the love for muscle cars,i know every engine part and know how a engine runs,id like to go to a automotive tech school,what field of automotive program should i take up?

  • Rod Marsh 1 year ago

    in this episode above [4] you talk of strengthenning the body.just how do you go about it? i know youve replaced floor panels n roof but what else needs strengthenning for a higher horsepower engine Pkease Kevin.Love your work n subscribed to the channel.

  • rjardy 1 year ago

    I'm loving this series. Thanks! 

  • rjardy 1 year ago

    I'm loving this series. Thanks! 

  • Rhage73 1 year ago

    window to my Nether parts, LMAO!!!!

  • Mike Treacy, Sr 1 year ago

    Kevin:  I love to watch you work.  Can you help your viewers with some approximate budget numbers?  Things like initial car acquisition cost, cost of new "lid", and just give us newbies a running sense of what a nice restoration might cost.  I know these restorations are labors of love and therefore we tend to ignore the hours but a sense of the time even if it was approximate might help also.  For me it might help me determine what I should outsource vs. do myself.

  • mdkingsley 1 year ago

    Great episode, I am doing the same thing to a 73 Mustang Sportsroof right now. Thanks for the info

  • DJ Inclined 1 year ago

    Did he film all the shop scenes himself?

  • cubcadet1983 1 year ago

    I wish they would have done that with Project Pile. The one of the bed panels they fabbed up they put two pieces of sheet metal over a frame to form the front panel of the bed opposite of the tailgate. Just bare metal in there. Not a big deal but just didnt understand why they didnt when Eastwood made rust prevention and treatment items just for jobs just like that. Kevin gets it thats why he used the rust treatment and prevention items on The Zed Sled.