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Racing, Customizing, Restoring

Passionate about modifying or customizing your car, bike or truck?   Whether it's for off-road, racing, or cruising, find welding tips and techniques here.

How-To Videos

Importance of Correct Tungsten Preparation

Miller Weld Technician Mark Kadlec explains the importance of correct tungsten preparation and demonstrates the process using both a tungsten grinder and traditional shop grinder.

Kindig-It Design Modifies a Hummer Bumper with the Millermatic 211

Custom car fabrication shops like Kindig-It Design can customize, restore or modify just about anything. Want to see what they can do? Watch this video to see the Kindig-It Design team modify a Hummer H2 bumper using a Millermatic® 211. By using the machine set in manual mode, the team can fine-tune adjustments to get the right finished weld appearance they’re looking for.

See How Kindig-It Design Uses Workhorse Millermatic 211

To build the custom autos and restorations featured on the show Bitchin’ Rides, the team at Kindig-It Design needs a go-to machine. The Millermatic® 211 is known as the shop workhorse at Kindig-it because it’s reliable and powerful — making it perfect for welding jobs both big and small.

Notching Frame for Suspension Clearance using Miller Dynasty 350 DX TIG welder and Weld-Mask

Hollywood Hot Rods fabricator Sean Ramáge completes a frame repair to provide more suspension clearance. For this project, he relies on the Miller Weld-Mask™ and Dynasty® 350 DX TIG welder. The Weld-Mask auto-darkening welding goggles feature an extreme low-profile design that allows Sean access into spaces where the use of a traditional welding helmet would be limited. Learn more about these products at MillerWelds.com.

Hollywood Hot Rods Loves Miller Weld-Mask for Welding in Real World Applications

Troy Ladd and his team at Hollywood Hot Rods rely on the new Miller® Weld-Mask™ auto-darkening goggles for welding in tight spaces. The Weld-Mask features an extreme low-profile design that allows his fabricators access into spaces where the use of a traditional welding helmet would be limited. This Miller-exclusive offering is usable for gas welding and cutting, as well as light-duty MIG, TIG and Stick welding.

Welding in Tight Spaces on ’32 Euro Coupe using Miller Weld-Mask and Diversion 180

Hollywood Hot Rods fabricator Sean Ramáge welds in tight spaces on a ’32 Euro Coupe. For the project, he relied on the Diversion 180 TIG welder and Weld-Mask from Miller. The Weld-Mask auto-darkening welding goggles feature an extreme low-profile design that allowed Sean access into spaces where the use of a traditional welding helmet would be limited.

Articles

Miller Dynasty 210

Ron Covell Reviews the Dynasty 210 DX TIG Runner with Wireless Package

Ron Covell, owner of Covell Creative Metalworking in Freedom, California, is highly respected in the street rod industry. His column, "Professor Hammer's Metalworking Tips," has run in Street Rodder Magazine since 1995, and in 2000, a second "Professor Hammer" series, was launched in Classic Trucks Magazine. Read this article where he provides a product review on the Miller Dynasty 210 DX TIG Runner with Wireless Package.
Jimmy Shine Video Clip

Jimmy Shine Builds on Southern California Hot Rod Tradition

Jimmy Shine’s love of fast cars and welding started at a young age. Growing up in Orange County, California, Shine recalls drawing pictures of hot rods and going to drag races and speed shops with his dad Denny, who was into bike racing, drag racing and off-roading. In the years since, Shine has combined his passions of welding and fast vehicles to build a reputation as a talented fabricator and hot rodder. He’s built million-dollar cars and he was part of a team that set a land speed record in 2006 at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Read on to see how he uses Miller equipment to get the job done.
Jessica Johnston on welder at Axis Fabrication

A Love of Racing Leads Jessica Johnston to Welding

Johnston isn’t fazed by being a woman in two male-dominated worlds: racing and welding. She plans to continue chasing her passions and doing what she loves. “You have to prove yourself — everybody wants to make sure that you know what you’re talking about,” Johnston says. “But I’m not going anywhere. It’s so much of a passion that nothing will deter me. Once you’re in the industry and people take you seriously, it’s a family.”

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