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Old 11-14-2006, 11:11 AM
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Should it stay or should it go

Im in the process of getting my 71 camaro down to bare metal. I am wondering about a few things. I noticed that after I took off the old filler from the passenger door that there was some previous damage. I am unsure whether I should change the door skin, the whole door or put new bondo over the door ,sand it then prime it, the lower part of the door is the worst part,the damage runs form one side to the other. There was quite a bit of bondo, (my garage got dusty as hell) whatever happened , the dent was pulled out, Only holes remain there. There isnt new metal there either. What do you recommend? I have the same promblem with the fenders, the right fender has a pinch in ther front near the headlight bezel and some minor dents the driver side fender has some damage on the lower rear part. I noticed some one put a lot of bondo there. I think there is a rot hole , because as a take off bondo there is no metal under it, its a small section. What is the cheapest, way where i dont have to literally spend hours trying to repair it? I dont mind puttin bondo. Thanks for the feedback

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Old 11-14-2006, 11:49 AM
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Replace rhe door skin...on the fenders, a patch should not be too hard to weld in.....

Main question is, do you have the welding equipment to do this?
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:52 PM
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Try to find a donor door in better condition and front fenders- unless you have the welding equip. to make the repairs.
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