Started working out some of the dents last night. I am getting better at it, but it will still require filler. Have to work some of the high spots down before I am done with the driver's side. Then on to the passenger's side.
The car will be in the garage all winter. The house will not. If one gets painted before winter, it has to be the house. Been working on the siding.
I did start on the hood. Whatever the paint is, it is tough as nails to get off. On the flip side, it allows rust. What a combo. If it wasn't for dents and high spots, there wouldn't be much of a hood.
Extra long weekend since I took vacation Thursday and Friday. Went to an auction yesterday to buy guns and a hemi. Came home without either. Oh well.
This morning I was planning on working on the house siding. Woke up to rain. So, I decided to work on the car instead. It was cool. 59 degrees. I thought the twin halogen work lights would add some warmth, but I knew one of them was burnt out. So, I opened it up in order to fix it. Problem is that when the last bulb failed, it smoked the contact, welding the end of the bulb to it. Need to break down and buy a new one I am afraid.
When I finally started on the fender, I needed to fill some pin holes in the filled hole nearest to the front. Turns out the metal was very fatigued from all the work by the PO and me. I chased cracks and pin holes until I decided to cut a hole and fill it with a piece of sheetmetal. At this point I was wondering if I would ever work on what I set out to do this morning.
The repad was cut out and formed. It was then put in place utilizing 7 rosettes. The flanges were formed. The locations were marked in the same way as the other fender. Then they were welded in place.