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Easiest way to assemble front sheet metal?

What is the easiest way to do this on a 48 chev car? I will have everything painted at the body shop including all the inner fender pieces. Is it best to start with the big inner pieces and put them on the car or bolt them to the fenders first? This is going to be a tough job with all the fresh paint! I will have new fenders and bolts so that should help a bit.

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What is the easiest way to do this on a 48 chev car? I will have everything painted at the body shop including all the inner fender pieces. Is it best to start with the big inner pieces and put them on the car or bolt them to the fenders first? This is going to be a tough job with all the fresh paint! I will have new fenders and bolts so that should help a bit.
did you test fit new fenders to the old stuff first ?
if so and all holes lined up , tape all areas to prevent scratching .
are you fitting with a weather strip where the meet , or metal paint to paint .
i wax them first to help keep from rusting .
need good helper to hold or bolt up loose till all bolts are in .
make sure you pay the beer after done .
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Well it is all the old original sheet metal so it should line up and fit properly since I took them apart but thanks those are some good tips. I am still debating just getting a price from the guy who is painting it and see if he would assemble the sheet metal. How many hours should this take for a good body man if everything is blasted, painted and ready to put together?
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Aw, come on, man.....don't pay someone to do what you can do for yourself! Just take your time, use some masking tape to protect the most likely scratched surfaces and take your time. You and a buddy can do it no problem. Oh, and did I say take your time????
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haha ok you convinced me, I would just be so frustrated scratching fresh paint! I guess I really should give it a try though, thanks.
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Well it is all the old original sheet metal so it should line up and fit properly since I took them apart but thanks those are some good tips. I am still debating just getting a price from the guy who is painting it and see if he would assemble the sheet metal. How many hours should this take for a good body man if everything is blasted, painted and ready to put together?
ok , i read in your last sentence (new fenders and bolts ), so that's why i asked about pre fit them before paint .
yea ,you can doooo iiittttt .
and have fun too .
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oh whoops i meant fender gaskets and bolts
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