Having the right tool for the job can be paramount when it comes to properly repairing damaged sheetmetal and bodywork. Obviously, possessing the proper skillset is equally or perhaps even more important, but we can’t turn you into a metal man overnight. What we can do, however, is show you some tools we’ve found that make repairing, restoring, and customizing that old truck just a little bit easier.
I have to admit that I’m a bit of a tool junkie, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll dig the assortment of stuff we’ve put together. Some of the items, like the HTP Quick Spot II, are more wish list than real world for us, while some are tools that every home shop shouldn’t be without. All of these would not only make a truck build that much easier, but would help produce a better result, of which I could use any help I can get!
So whether you’re a body guy from the days of lacquer and lead or you’re more comfortable with a hammer and nails than a hammer and dolly, there’s something for everyone. I know that a tool as simple as a copper plate with a couple magnets glued to it has made my life a lot more enjoyable when it comes to welding sheetmetal panels together or filling holes. Who knew something so simple would be so effective? Hopefully you guys can glean something from this little collection as well.