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Old 11-20-2011, 11:46 AM
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Restore 82 vette front and rear body panels

Rearendded - crushed nose and rear. (see below for all the work to be done) This is my winter project. Please advise if I'm on the right track.
1 - The nose and rear spoiler are crushed so I want to remove them...stretch or bend or ??? to get them back to original shape. Than reinforce back of panel, and reinstall. Finally do exterior prep and repaint all.
2 - Here are the other "to do things"
A - Each side fender has 5" crack near door
B - Windshield replace (back is ok)
C - Buy or rebuild crumple zones
D - Get title changed from "salvage" to lets get her going!!!
E - Driver door (frame) won't close. I think I can adjust hinges but may need to get it to a frame shop.

Car Background - This car was made for the Canadian market. With metrics and french language on dials and such. I've bought it 05 and was rear ended by a flat bed truck between a cadi spring 11... only 60 days after I rebuilt the engine with a cam upgrade and replaced the heater core. I thought since the body will be redone I might extend the bagage area to fit my golf clubs and get a mini spare tire (any thoughts?) Be Good Do Good... Jim

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Lets see some pictures of what you have to do.
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Sounds like a fun project. I have kinda the same project in an 81. Hoping by spring it is a BBC 4speed car! :-) Have you done much with Corvettes? Couple of points.. Corvettes havent been Polyester based Fiberglass since the late 60's. They are made from SMC. Normal resins wont adhear to the factory panel.. it may stick long enough to get you through the paint process but will fail soon after. If you are going to use Resin, make sure you get the one for SMC. I prefer the two part adhesives by LORDS.. Good luck with your project. Post some pics.
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i'M TRYING

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Lets see some pictures of what you have to do.
I CAN'NT FIND OUT HOW TO ADD PICS EVEN WITH THE HELP LIST. SO I'LL CONTACT THE SITE FOR MORE HELP. (i am NOT a computer guy)!!!
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make all your repairs in epoxy resin.
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