|12-07-2014 03:36 PM|
thks....lets add another fender bolt that is missing and build up a low spot
hold in place to plug weld
see the low spot in the curve
so lets add some 16 ga to build it up
all contact points have to be metal to metal, no filler in compression areas, but filler can be next to them
|12-07-2014 12:17 AM|
|496CHEVY3100||that will be a nice ride when you get finished ,,|
|12-06-2014 03:40 PM|
back from lunch....
add a little body filler to where the repair was made from the radio antenna lead
primed since there was some shiny metal showing
primed in black meaning nothing left to do
wiped down fender with a wax and degreaser and move to the black primer stage
|12-06-2014 02:19 PM|
the front mirrors are over the front wheels , but I have one too many holes and will have to weld one of them up and weld up a radio antenna hole
the copper backing plate
the radio antenna hole
front mirror hole and the one I filled in
all pin holes welded up and inner fender sanded
time to take a break for lunch and let the primer dry
|12-03-2014 02:45 PM|
thks guys just nibbling along as time permits
and we move to the last fender....i am running out of warm weather to do this outside, i still have to prime the inside of the fender and then can move the fender to the "black primer" phase.
|11-30-2014 09:20 PM|
|NEW INTERIORS||Keep up the great work...|
|11-30-2014 08:25 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||Coming together .Looks great|
|11-30-2014 04:36 PM|
nice day outside so lets use the temps to our advantage
one green primed fender to Black primed
and I eye balled some more rust spots I didn't like
so I cut the out side piece all the way off and wire brushed the inner panel and use self etching weld through primer
make a piece to fill the void
tack in place
no more rust holes and ready to move to the next phase
no more things to do on inner fender so move to black primer, well after the primer dries for a day or two I will put seam sealer on all the weld seams. I also will make the inner sill cap ends and pop rivet them in place so they can be removed if necessary for inspection at a later date
|11-17-2014 06:19 PM|
Yep, I check it out now and again too, damn cool stuff!
|11-17-2014 02:45 PM|
two more weld repairs, a tear in the fender lip and a rust spot on the inner splash guard mounting tab
this has to go the spot that is bubbling if you ignore bubbling spots you are just fooling your self
added some body filler to low spots and prime it
|11-16-2014 04:19 PM|
sand the red primer off , hit the open lap area with a wire brush and then 36 grit and use short strand fiberglass to fill the gap and prime the fender this is just to move it to the next phase, if its not raining tomorrow it will get a quick sanding and black primer.
|11-06-2014 08:43 PM|
easy 90 mins or so found a few more pin holes in fender that needed some mending and then once again sand and wipe down with wax and degreaser and then prime, I had wanted to get the out side of the fender where the patch panel is sanded and primed but its hard to work on both sides of a panel at once so tonight was just devoted to the inner fender and outside by the fender mounting holes
I am excited because I actually see an end to using the green self etching primer in the near future, one more inner fender and then the 2 doors so maybe 2 more cans, maybe 3 just to be safe.
|11-04-2014 02:24 PM|
continuing on with the labor of love...full dress rehearsal on drivers side rear fender and two splash guards
all bolts in place and operational, i had to weld the other front fender nut into the body panel piece behind the door latch pillars, not hard just work since i had to cut it out of a piece of the old front part of the car.
the splash guards will get the hole drilled when i have the actual rubber piece that attaches to them.
|11-03-2014 01:46 PM|
thanks, all you can do is work with what you have try not to miss anything, thats one reason I do this in several passes continuing moving the level of finish up with each pass.
several easy tasks.....weld in nut for the fender bolt, attach and weld in rear spalsh guard tab, sand inner fender one more time and prime
some times theres no easy way to get a good clamp, so this gave me an easy quick hold for a few smalls tacks then i could weld the rest from the back
|11-02-2014 09:10 PM|
The tolerance and fit will be better on this car than when it was new,lol I have 2 MGs the seams and gaps are not that great ,,no sign of previous damage,
as always looking good.
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