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Old 04-21-2013, 03:27 PM
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well spent 90 minutes fabricating a new repair piece and welding it in. heres the piece I trimmed off , i forgot to take a picture to begin with, a little more work is still needed back their to make the bended flange uniform.







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Old 04-22-2013, 09:15 PM
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another 90 mins or so fooling around with straightening out the rear tail area




tried a new way just for fun popping holes to plug weld






not much left to do back here any more maybe another night or two
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:07 PM
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well had to figure a way to move the flattened license plate are out to the round shape..



you would be surprised how very specifically located slide hammering can move an area out



uses a short spoon as backing to hammer dolly down high spots....this is very light hammer work



its getting very straight back there....i am going to put a solid round stock or small square tube along that creased edge to give it some more rigidity.

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Old 04-25-2013, 06:49 PM
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so i bought both 3/16 round stock and a 1/8 x 1/2" flat stock from HD about $4 each


the flat stock just fit better, when it was on the bent flange. i think this is when i tried it on the move vertical side



thats about a clamp every 1" literally



and some ugly welds....the prospect of lying flat on my back welding above just didnt enthrall me....so i had the worst positioniong ever on this weld job. next task will be grinding it some.....

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:39 PM
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well spent some time outside to day playing about 4 hrs..

you dont often see a car sideways in the garage but this got the business end out where the dust could go out side




while grinding the inner areas of the back tail, i repair this area..



then move to the outside and grind the metal back down to shiny steel




and to mix my filler on i use these sheets, i love these things




and some tools of the trade to get nice straight lines



and my play time was all used up...

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:36 PM
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well spent an hour tonight doing some light sanding on the tail end over the body filler , removed the drip rails, and sanding the sheet metal around the boot lid

painted the filler area in gray primer and the metal with the self etch primer





the tail area gets a spray of black primer has a guide coat for future sanding



and i sanded and primed one side of the sheet metal around the boot lid

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I just read through this whole post today...had to break it up throughout the day....and must commend you on your determination and level of skill and attention to detail.....very inspiring!

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How many pounds of wire and how many grinding disc have you gone thru.LOL Just noticed two grinders one for each hand ,that's how you are going so fast,
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thks guys....i know i have put one roll on the hobart and lincoln and they both had wire on them to start with so maybe 3lbs? as for grinding wheels...too many cut off wheels ..maybe 10, 2-3 fat grinding wheels and 2-3 flap disks. as for grinders i believe you can never have enough....


did i ever mention how much i hate sanding?

well working my way to the front about 2hrs of sanding tonight



and then its time to at least finish the rear deck and rear window



and finally some primer

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:39 PM
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more sanding today and priming the body....added some body filler where needed but didnt get to wrapped up in making it perfect that will be for a different day. today was a big day of accomplishment!



























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Old 05-05-2013, 04:34 PM
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couple more hours today sanding things that need to be sanded





and then some sanding











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Old 05-06-2013, 06:37 PM
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another 40 mins or so tonight.....

nothing fancy with the tools...







this is an easy way to hold the fender upright





just trying to get these moved along to the next stage, its funny how similar they are.....top coat of blue, 2nd paint job of dark red, original paint of orient red is amazingly tough paint
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Not exciting work, maybe... but it's leading to a very exciting outcome. Can't wait to see the fenders hanging on the body!
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awesome work....I like the way you hold the fender in place on the workmate.....

that rear fender by itself has a beautiful shape....never really noticed it for what it was on its own like that...great design

project is coming along very nicely...


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Old 05-08-2013, 07:06 PM
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didnt get as much progress on this one....i guess the sanding disk is getting less abrasive







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