Auto Body Welding | Racing, Customizing and Restoring | MillerWelds

Racing, Customizing, Restoring

Miller® machines work to keep your machine moving

Welding and Racing Interactive Guide - Download Now
Millermatic 211 MIG Welder - Learn More
Multimatic 220 AC/DC Multiprocess Welder - Learn More
Syncrowave 210 TIG/Stick/MIG Welder - Learn More
Spectrum 375/625 X-treme Plasma Cutters

The Power to Build Any Machine

Passionate about cruising, racing or off-road? Help your ride stay in top shape, or build the project of your dreams. Every day, Miller works with motor fans like you to find the right processes and equipment for every job. Combine our wide range of products and experience with your passion for building — and together, we’ll handle any repair, resto or mod.


Racing, Customizing, Restoring Knowledge Center

Buying Your First Welder:  A Practical, Informative Guide for Do-It-Yourselfers

Get objective, informative and practical help and information in buying your first welder.
Read More

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...
Read More

8 Tips for Using a Plasma Cutter in Custom Car Builds

Ensure proper plasma cutter settings with a sample cut and use faster travel speeds for cleaner cuts. Read more plasma cutting tips.
Read More

Arc Academy Makes Welding Accessible, Easy-to-Learn

Led by Steve Christena and Brad Cowan, Chicago-based Arc Academy caters to anyone who is curious about welding. From scheduled courses and open shop hours to an online video training curriculum, there is something for everyone. It is provided in a unique and laid-back way that makes the educational offering accessible to area residents and hobbyists across the country.
Read More

Hot Rods by Dean Uses Blue to Craft Custom Impala for 2014 Street Rodder Road Tour

For Dean Livermore, founder and owner of Hot Rods by Dean, the satisfaction in creating custom vehicles is in seeing a project gel and come together. Custom projects at his Phoenix, Ariz.-based shop include hot rods, street rods, roadsters, muscle cars and vintage trucks. The shop's 10 employees complete in-house fabrication, body work, mechanical work, paint and design. Their projects often inclu...
Read More

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

Ron Covell, owner of Covell Creative Metalworking in Freedom, provides a product review on the Miller Dynasty 210 DX TIG Runner with Wireless Package.
Read More

Let the Brown Dog Weld

Josh Welton is a welder by trade. He struck his first arc in November 2002, when he served as a millwright apprentice for Chrysler. “I never grew up thinking I was going to be a welder,” says Welton. “I hired in as a millwright, went through the training, struck an arc and was like ‘This is what I want to do. I want to weld.’”
Read More

Welding How To: Building a Stainless Steel Car Grille

Metalworker Ron Covell demonstrates how to build a stainless steel car grille using a TIG welder and plasma cutter.
Read More

At Pure Vision, the cars and people are anything but ordinary

Located in Simi Valley, Calif., has become a world-renowned street machine fabrication shop. Pure Vision cars have a very signature concept and build style that can be described as simple, straightforward and well-detailed. People just seem to know when it’s a Pure Vision original.
Read More

Tips for Welding Sheet Metal With MIG or TIG

Learn why MIG, pulsed MIG, TIG and pulsed TIG are the ideal choices when welding sheet metal.
Read More

Jimmy Shine Builds on Southern California Hot Rod Tradition

Jimmy Shine is a talented fabricator and hot rodder who relies on Miller equipment to get the job done.
Read More

How to Improve the Look and Quality of Aluminum TIG Welds

Learn more about using proper polarity, adjusting balance control and setting AC amperage independently when welding aluminum.
Read More

Welding Tips: The Secret to Success When TIG Welding

Learn the tips & tricks to TIG welding for beginning and intermediate welders from metalworker Ron Covell.
Read More

Off-Road Warriors: Camburg Engineering Does it All

Owned and operated by friends Jerry Zaiden and Jason Campbell, Camburg Engineering is a leader in off-road suspension systems and is at the forefront in technology and design. With a shop over 10,000 square feet, Camburg is one of few off-road companies with the manufacturing capabilities to produce their own suspension components in-house as well as build their KINETIK race trucks from the ground...
Read More

Episode 6: Custom-Made Motor Mounts with Hollywood Hot Rods Fabricator Kyle Cannole

Hollywood Hot Rods fabricator creates custom-made motor mounts for the 2012 Street Rodder Road Tour vehicle.

Make Switching Processes Easier With QuickTech Technology

With QuickTech™ technology on the new Multimatic® 220 AC/DC welder, you can seamlessly change processes automatically.

Improve Your TIG Welding Technique With Pulsed TIG

TIG welding can be difficult to master. See how using pulsed TIG can help as you learn to add filler metal to the weld pool.

See Mike Finnegan Showcase the Multimatic 220 AC/DC Welder

Fabricator Mike Finnegan knows every project starts with the right tools. Tackle any job with the Multimatic® 220 AC/DC welder.

One Multiprocess Welder for Car Building and Fabrication

See what car building and fabrication industry influencers say about the all-in-one Multimatic® 220 AC/DC multiprocess welder.

Miller Dynasty TIG Welding Power Sources: No Compromises

Miller Dynasty TIG welding power sources have versatile operating parameters for strong, precise, beautiful welds.

Miller Multimatic 255: Built for Chassis Fabrication

The master fabricators at Roadster Shop rely on the Multimatic® 255 for MIG and TIG welding their in-demand chassis.

Short Arc to Pulsed MIG: Changing Processes With a Tap

Watch Roadster Shop fabricator Kellen Bain weld a spec Camaro chassis with the Multimatic® 255 multiprocess welder.

Easy Weld Process Changeover with the Multimatic 220 AC/DC

Roadster Shop fabricator Chris Bergadon demonstrates how he uses the Multimatic® 220 AC/DC to weld brake tabs to a chassis.

All-in-one Multiprocess Welder is Easy to Set Up and Use

The Multimatic® 220 AC/DC multiprocess welder has industry-leading technology to make setup and use fast and easy for any process.

AC TIG, MIG and Stick Weld With One Powerful Machine

Get the freedom to weld any process — including AC and DC TIG, MIG, flux cored and stick — with the Multimatic® 220 AC/DC welder.

Adjust AC Frequency and Balance for Aluminum TIG Welding

Watch BarbieTheWelder demonstrate how easy it is to set up and use the Multimatic® 220 AC/DC multiprocess machine from Miller.

Optimize Your TIG Welding With Multimatic 220 AC/DC Welder

Get greater arc control and produce high-quality TIG welds with the advanced technology of the Multimatic® 220 AC/DC welder.

Should You Use Pulsed TIG Welding for Aluminum?

Pulsed TIG welding can provide better results with aluminum. Learn about the capabilities of the Multimatic 220® AC/DC welder.

TIG Welding Aluminum Part 3: Puddle Control Tips

Learn some other basic tips to help you maintain puddle width and consistency — for quality results when TIG welding aluminum.

TIG Welding Aluminum Part 4: How to Introduce Filler Metal

Learn more about proper TIG welding techniques to achieve the best results when welding aluminum.

TIG Welding Aluminum Part 2: Hand Movement Tips

Use these basic tips for practicing hand and torch movements for TIG welding without striking the arc.

TIG Welding Aluminum Part 1: How to Hold the Torch

Learn about proper puddle control in aluminum TIG welding, and some of the common mistakes that welders make with aluminum.

Aluminum TIG Welding: AC Balance Explained

Proper AC Balance settings are critical to weld performance, quality, and tungsten life when TIG Welding.

TIG welding a transmission stand torch selection tungsten preparation and gas lens tips

Chris Jarmin of Eliminator Kustoms walks through the steps to fabricate a transmission stand using the Diversion™ 180 TIG Welder.

Bodie Stroud Talks Tips and Techniques for Welding Jigs for Control Arms

Bodie Stroud of B.S. Industries shares tips and techniques for welding jigs for control arms using the Syncrowave® 210 TIG welder.

TIG Welding Sheet Metal Techniques With Bodie Stroud

Learn some techniques for TIG welding sheet metal, which requires properly controlling heat and preventing warpage.

MIG Welding Techniques for Building a Mild Steel Roll Cage

Chris Jarman, owner of fab shop Eliminator Kustoms, shows how to weld a roll cage with a Millermatic® 212 Auto-Set™ MIG welder.

TIG Welding Aesthetics with the Dynasty 350

John Marcella of Marcella Manifolds discusses how he addresses weld aesthetics with the advanced capabilities of the Dynasty 350 AC/DC TIG inverter from Miller.

TIG Welding Aluminum: AC Frequency Control

Learn how to adjust AC frequency to gain greater arc puddle control when TIG welding aluminum on Miller Maxstar or Dynasty TIG welders .

Brown Dog Welding: Tips for Beginner TIG Welders

Josh's tips include properly cleaning your material, prepping your tungsten and practicing stringers to improve your skills.

Get Amazing Arc Control and Easy Process Changeover with the Multimatic 215

Bentley Garner loves the Multimatic™ 215 multiprocess welder. This portable machine can switch from MIG, to TIG, to stick in a split, saving time and space.

Fabricating a UMP Modified front and rear bumper

Students at the University of Northwestern Ohio discuss fabricating a modified front and rear bumper for a UMP Modified

Arc Academy Makes Welding Accessible, Easy-to-Learn

In a partnership with Miller, Arc Academy offers multiple welding bays with easy-to-use welding machines designed for the hobbyist to semi-pro welder.

Arc Academy Creates Coffee Table Using Miller MIG and TIG Welders

Steve demonstrates how to build a coffee table using a Millermatic 211 Auto-Set MIG welder and Diversion 180 TIG welder.

Inverter Technology Provides Best Arc Start for MIG Welding

See how the Multimatic® 220 AC/DC delivers positive arc starts to prevent burn through on body panel welding.

Miller Multimatic 215 Multiprocess welder MIG welds and TIG welds at J&J Auto Racing

The Multimatic 215 — featuring a color LCD screen and Multi-Voltage Plug — is ideal for many applications in the shop.

How to Repair an Upper Control Arm with a Welder/Generator

This welding project shows how to repair a truck’s upper control arm mount using a multiprocess welder and a welder/generator

New Multimatic 220 AC/DC: It Does, so You Can Too

The new Multimatic® 220 AC/DC can handle any job and lets you weld any process — AC/DC TIG, MIG, flux cored and stick.

Bentley Garner Shares Tips for Successfully Welding Chromoly Tube

Bentley Garner gives step-by-step instructions and tips on chromoly tube welding, using the Multimatic™ 215 multiprocess welder.

Plasma Cutting FAQ with Metal Artist Stephen Christena

Metal Artist Stephen Christena of Midwest Metalworks answers some commonly asked plasma cutting questions.

How to Get the Best Arc Start When Plug Welding Sheet Metal

Inverter technology provides a better arc start — and reduces burn through — when plug welding sheet metal or body panels.

Wolfpack Motorsports Uses Miller to Build Polaris RZR

The Wolfpack team needs reliable equipment to build vehicles and parts that can withstand high speeds, which is why they depend on Miller®.

Cotati Speed Shop: Episode 3.2 - Plasma Cutting Tips & Tricks by Miller

The cylinder rack will be housed in the '69 GMC Fleetside pick-up truck that Miller's working on for the upcoming 2011 Hot Rod Power Tour.

TIG Welding an Aluminum Fuel Cell

Miller TIG product manager John Swartz and fabricator Josh Rock TIG weld a "mock" aluminum fuel cell.

Chassis, Sub-Frame & Lower Clip

Rodney Brooks continues fabrication on the lower rails of the chassis. 90% of the welding is completed before adding the cage and front clip.

TIG Welding 4130 Chrome-Moly Tubing

Todd Bevis, chassis engineer, Cagnazzi Racing, discusses TIG welding 4130 chrome-moly tubing on an NHRA Pro Stock dragster.

Miller TIG Welding Techniques

Product Manager, John Swartz, addresses some common questions we get at trade shows. Specifically; Torch Angle, Tungsten Grinding and Stainless Steel.

Chassis Assembly

With the sub-chassis, front clip and roll cage welding complete, team Leavitt brings all three components together giving shape to the car.

TIG Welding at Cagnazzi Racing with Miller's Dynasty 200

Cagnazzi Racing relies on Miller's Dynasty 200 TIG welder for precise TIG welding in the fabrication of NHRA Pro Stock dragsters.

How to Weld Different Metal Thicknesses Together

Peter Torres from BS Industries shows how to weld steel of various thicknesses together using his Miller® TIG welder.

TIG Welder is Critical to Car Restoration for Ray Evernham

Ray Evernham, a NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief and car owner, has a long career in racing. Through the years, he’s always relied on Miller® welders.

How to Repair an Aluminum Oil Pan with the Syncrowave 210

Oil pan repair is a common repair that can be fixed with TIG welding. Learn how to repair an oil pan with a TIG welder.

TIG Welding Body Panels with Detroit Speed

Detroit Speed & Engineering explains why they prefer to TIG weld body panels using Dynasty® TIG welders.

Aluminum Cylinder Head Repair Using Miller Dynasty 350

Watch as Andy Weyenberg and Scott Duggins use the Dynasty 350 TIG welder to repair an aluminum cylinder head.

Attaching a Reluctor Wheel to Crankshaft With Pulsed TIG

Learn how to weld a reluctor wheel to a crankshaft using pulsed TIG on the Dynasty 400 TIG welder.

Water Pump Project: Welding Dissimilar Metals

Welding dissimilar metals can be tricky. See how to weld a 6061 tube to an A356 casting water pump for high temperature applications.

How to Weld on an Engine Cylinder Head

Developing engines often require welding cylinder heads. Get some tips on how to weld casting on an engine cylinder head.

Fabricating an Upper Control Arm with ThorSport Racing, Part Two

Buzz Johns of ThorSport Racing demonstrates the welding portion of the fabrication process, using the Dynasty 200 TIG welder. Missed part one?

Chris Razor Discusses Advanced AC TIG Welding Controls on Aluminum

Chris of Hi-Tech Welding shows advanced AC controls for welding aluminum, including independent amperage control, balance and frequency.

TIG Welding Rear Suspension Pivot Box for Camburg Kinetik Series Trophy Truck

In this video, Jason Campbell welds a rear suspension pivot box for a Camburg Kinetik series trophy truck using the Dynasty 350 TIG welder.

Fabricating an Upper Control Arm with ThorSport Racing, Part One

In part one of a two-part series, Buzz Johns of ThorSport Racing walks through the steps of fabricating an upper control arm.

At Pure Vision, the Cars and People Are Anything but Ordinary

Pure Vision has become a world-renowned street machine fabrication shop, known for a very signature concept and build style.

The Fab School: TIG brazing Using Silicon Bronze

Silicon bronze was used in this application to minimize the heat input.

How to Narrow a Steel Automotive Bumper Using a Miller Syncrowave 210

Troy Ladd and Paul Bosserman of Hollywood Hot Rods complete the custom bumper using the Syncrowave 210 TIG welder.

Brown Dog Welding Builds Panic Attack Oil Tank Using Dynasty 200

Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding and friend Keith Strong, owner of Ice Nine Group, have partnered up on a motorcycle build.

Cotati Speed Shop - Miller Use Diversion™ 180 to Create Aluminum Air Pan for '48 F1 Ford Pickup

Miller product manager John Swartz shares TIG welding techniques as he works on an aluminum air pan from Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Cotati Speed Shop.

Creating Something from Nothing is the Power of Welding for Bentley Garner

Bentley Garner loves to build and create just about anything. This welder/fabricator out of Salt Lake City uses Miller machines for all of his welding needs.

How to Create a Proper MIG Weld

Peter Torres from BS Industries demonstrates various weld passes on cold roll steel — a hot weld, a cold weld and a weld that is just right.

Bodie Stroud Fine-tunes Arc With Millermatic 252 Welder

Fabricator Bodie Stroud relies on the Millermatic® 252 welder because it’s versatile and easy to adjust.

Push vs. Pull Methods in MIG Welding

Learn the difference between the push and pull techniques while MIG welding — and which is better for you and your application.

Common Causes of Weld Porosity and How to Fix Them

Have you ever experienced porosity or spatter in your welds? Peter Torres provides common causes of porosity and how to fix them.

How-to MIG weld a DIFF (differential) cover

Jon Ertmer of Miller and Fabricator James Schofield of Blue Torch Fabworks show you how-to weld up a DIFF (differential) cover.

How to MIG Weld a Lower Control Arm Assembly

Watch as Jason Campbell completes the lower control arm assembly using the Millermatic 212 Auto-Set MIG welder.

MIG Welding and Repairing a Rusted Front Fender at Honest Charley Garage

Fabricator Richard Marter of Honest Charley Garage offers step-by-step instructions on how to replace a rust-damaged section on a front fender.

Leavitt Racing Components, Inc. Builds a Chassis for Charity: Roll Cage Fabrication

Leavitt Racing Components fabricators Rodney Brooks and Steve Leavitt Jr. discuss the fabrication details of MIG welding.

Syncrowave® 210 Product Overview

The easy-to-use Syncrowave® 210 provides legacy arc performance that allows you to expand your capabilities with an all-in-one package.

Dynasty® 210 Product Overview

Miller’s Dynasty® 210 is a portable AC/DC TIG and stick capable power source rated for ¼” thick material.

MIG Welding Custom Motor Mounts with the Millermatic 212

Richard of Honest Charley Garage describes the process of fabricating motor mounts for the Street Rodder Road Tour '51 Ford with the Millermatic 212 Auto-Set™.

Let the Brown Dog Weld: Metal Artist Josh Welton and His TIG Creations

Josh Welton is a welder by trade. He struck his first arc in November 2002, when he served as a millwright apprentice for Chrysler.

Importance of Correct Tungsten Preparation

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

Marcella Manifolds & TIG Welding Aluminum Manifolds

Owner of Marcella Manifolds discusses the evolution of GTAW welding, including the advanced AC TIG controls.

Accessories and Components to Help Solve Your Welding Problems

At Richard Childress Racing, fabricators address many welding challenges — just like you do in your shop or home garage.

Tips for Choosing the Right Welder for Your Application

It’s important to consider the input power available, material to be welded, and the prime window in which a specific machine operates best.

Welding Basics for Beginners

If you are a new or beginner welder, watch this video to learn about the three most common welding processes — MIG, stick and TIG — including the advantages and disadvantages of each, when it’s best to use each and what material can be used.

Events

Aug
1-4
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY

50th Annual Street Rod Nationals

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019
Miller Road Show Truck 2 Will Support This Event
Sep
20-22
Champlain Valley Exposition Center
105 Pearl St, Essex Junction, VT

Northeast Street Rod Nationals

Friday, September 20, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019
Nov
5-8
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV

SEMA Show

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Friday, November 8, 2019