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Old 11-03-2004, 10:34 PM
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First Bodywork progress pictures. *DUW*

Got a buddy to take some snaps of how the car is coming along. This was my first ever bodywork project, first time holding a paint gun, first time using body hammers and all the other fun toys i've grown to love and hate. This was also my first teardown of the front end components, and it was a learning experience, took video of taking the stuff apart which was a huge help, and indexed the bolts in bags, and took notes so i knew what size of bolt went where.

Anyway, i think i've did a pretty decent job for a first timer, there was a huge dent in the drivers door where the car had been run into, and lots of rust to be fixed, quite a few minor dents and dings, and the roof seam (it had a vinyl top before) and trim holes are a bugger.

Anyway, onto the pics, it's an industrial epoxy black, it's alot more glossy that i thought it would be, and hopefully it will stand up to the elements for a while.



the car is now covered in new bondo dust from sanding the back end.




Thanks for all the help you guys have given along the way and the wonderful articles in the knowledge base and in the forum stickies. Couldn't have done it without you guys.

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Old 11-04-2004, 12:57 AM
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awesome job!

thanks for sharing the pictures

im doing the same as you, working on the body work and gona primer my car with black Dupont epoxy, will probaly paint it in a couple years after. now if this cold weather would just GO AWAY! i dont think i will get the primer till spring now, guess im just to slow lol
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Looks very nice. Organization is the key to success. I always bag bolts and label them as well as box all large parts and try to document everything I do. Really helps when you finally get around to reassembling an engine after its been torn apart for a couple years.

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awesome job!

thanks for sharing the pictures

im doing the same as you, working on the body work and gona primer my car with black Dupont epoxy, will probaly paint it in a couple years after. now if this cold weather would just GO AWAY! i dont think i will get the primer till spring now, guess im just to slow lol
i started mine in may, and hoped i would be done by aug. What a silly thought, a newbie to bodywork, getting a car done in 4 months

now going on 7
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Old 11-30-2004, 04:34 PM
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diggin up this oldie for the update

tried using a old scanner i have here, and i guess i'll have to break down and get a digicam, as it turned out horrible

anyway, here is the finished product, i think it looks great for a beginner

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