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Old 04-21-2009, 03:20 PM
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not rocket science---start sanding

Sand paper and elbow grease, get to it. In one day you'll find the extent of the rust and how deep it is. Get some metal prep and clean the metal after sanding. Tack weld some sheet metal to shore up the body work if needed. There are people around that can assist. Check out Technical schools Auto body shops if on a budjet. Body filler is not difficult; sand it down and reapply to the imperfections. If you can't decide to paint yourself or another, pay for the painting. Most of the labor is the repair and time. You don't need to spend $1K. I agree, keep an American working. Give students a project. I have done all my work myself. 60 Belair, 46 chev pu, jaguar

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