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Old 04-18-2019, 11:09 PM   #201
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Semi gloss hides dirt better.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:13 PM   #202
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Semi gloss hides dirt better.
What was it originally?
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:38 PM   #203
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Pretty sure it's silver cad plate.

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Old 04-18-2019, 11:47 PM   #204
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Oh cool! I’ll do it the same grey my valve cover is
Powder coated wheels just wash off with my pressure washer. Even the ****ty brake pad dust that came with car (super dusty) comes out with no effort
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:33 AM   #205
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If you're doing PC, then I agree that you're fine with whatever you prefer. This car had a PC'ed grill, since I couldn't find anyone capable of polishing the aluminum 5 years and many states ago.

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Old 04-20-2019, 08:59 PM   #206
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^love that color

only minor stuff today
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:20 PM   #207
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Fun and noticeable changes like those are the best!
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:24 AM   #208
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Fun and noticeable changes like those are the best!
yeah exactly. Lots of little free stuff like that adds up adds up



Just now. I decided to replace the rear panel for Davis. I knew there was tons of bondo there but jeezz dude. The driver tail never fit well. The fuel filler surround is pushed in... lots of cracking. I got tired of looking at it... maybe I'll get to the trunk replacement also.

Need to drop the fuel tank

I'll take better pictures tomorrow



there was 1/4-1/3 inch of bondo in places
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:18 PM   #209
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better idea of the poor repair



got myself a set of harborfake hammers


side - sanded it one way to show low spots


after some tappy tap tap
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:06 PM   #210
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keeping the inner support panel - got spot welds out


this is on the replacement piece - Im sanding down the left over panel. I'll have to repeat the same thing on the car.


old panel out - tomorrow i'll be sanding the remaining panels and hopefully welding everything back on
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:07 PM   #211
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Hit the inner portion of the panel with some acid or rust treatment. Good on you for doing the work properly instead of slapping body filler in there and making a Bondo sculpture.

What are you using to drill out spot welds ? The HB tool or a regular drill bit ?
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:38 PM   #212
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Your body work is incredible. Looks really nice!
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:27 PM   #213
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Good on you for fixing it. I think all old body work is just get it close with the snatch hammer and slather the bondo on.
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Old 04-23-2019, 04:27 PM   #214
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Hit the inner portion of the panel with some acid or rust treatment. Good on you for doing the work properly instead of slapping body filler in there and making a Bondo sculpture.

What are you using to drill out spot welds ? The HB tool or a regular drill bit ?
For sure on rust converter. Thanks I enjoy welding and I have the parts to fix it right. Got some good drill bits from Fastenall as they are 2 blocks away from home rather than ~10 Harbor Fake is

I only drilled out the spot welds on the inner panel. All others I cut close to the seam and sanded it down with 40 grit pedicure wheel

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Your body work is incredible. Looks really nice!
Thank you for your kind words. Keep the thread going is making me work more on the car also

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Good on you for fixing it. I think all old body work is just get it close with the snatch hammer and slather the bondo on.
Thank you
Not many wanted these even few years ago, bondo is a whole lot cheaper than actual body work


Super hot today - 88F - goodbye spring in Butte Co.
Finished grinding down the car and replacement panel. Sprayed it with rust converter. It says to wait 24h but I should be fine in a few to paint with primer. Next I need to drill holes on the bottom of the replacement piece

this gives you an idea on how Im removing the old sheet panel without drilling out the spot welds






waiting for rust to convert



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Old 04-23-2019, 06:16 PM   #215
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What do you call a pedicure wheel ? Looking at your tools, it looks like we're using the same things on your Amazon and my blue 1800S. I think 90% of what I cut turns itself into a 1/4 inch layer of pulverized metal and rust and lays itself all over my garage.
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:07 PM   #216
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What do you call a pedicure wheel ? Looking at your tools, it looks like we're using the same things on your Amazon and my blue 1800S. I think 90% of what I cut turns itself into a 1/4 inch layer of pulverized metal and rust and lays itself all over my garage.
same here, stuff gets everywhere too

no used replacement panel would be normal without some sort of damage. The filler neck hole was a little off



ehh good enought



5 seconds into spraying primer - pop, I loose the nozzle


waiting on primer to dry, I went and drilled welding holes


test fit - current trunk is all dented up. I pulled one from my burned coupe because there's no dents. My other 3 all have some issues


test fitting with correct trunk (will be modifed to fit the older handle)




welded up and removed most of the paint

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Old 04-23-2019, 10:19 PM   #217
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Very cool car, glad it's in the hands of someone who can give it the love it deserves. Nice work so far!
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:55 AM   #218
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Nice work on the repair!
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:09 PM   #219
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Sweet! Nicely done!
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Very cool car, glad it's in the hands of someone who can give it the love it deserves. Nice work so far!
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Sweet! Nicely done!
Thanks guys.

Attempted to do bondo work - second time in my life. Some places came out well while others need to be touched up. Waiting on primer to dry then body sealant this evening
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:30 AM   #221
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Well done!
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:39 PM   #222
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Well done!
Thank you and everyone for checking in periodically, it actually motivates me to get stuff done

I had to reflow the solder on the filler neck - the neck wasn't centered in the body panel, I fixed that.
Paint came off the gas tank - kids, that's why you should use primer


quarter panels will be sanded and painted at some point.




quick sandblasting on trunk


neutralized remaing the rust and sanded with 220.


couple of pin holes, welded up now. (trunk face wasn't happy)


outside of trunk


in primer, watching paint dry

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Old 04-25-2019, 11:43 PM   #223
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Awesome work!
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:10 AM   #224
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Much respect Jack.
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:27 PM   #225
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Really enjoying watching this; such great work!
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