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Old 10-01-2012, 05:33 PM
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trunk lid lip repair.

I thought some of the beginers on here may like to see how I'am going about the lower lip and trunk lid repair on my hawk. Frist I ground off the outer lid pinch weld as if I was going to reskin it. Then I cut off the innerstructure down about a 1 1/2"-2". I took a peice of 20 gague mild steel cut long enough to go end to end and 2 1/2" wide. Primed the back side so it wouldnt rust once welded on. Fit it in behind where I had cut the innerstruture so I had about a 1/4 to 3/8" lap. Made sure my new patch and bottom of deck lid was as even as I could get it all the way across. Now I spot welded all the way across the innerstructure moveing around enough not to wrap anything. I will weld soild with small spot welds and grind down so all it needs is a thin coat of filler to be invisable. Then I will build a new outer lower panel and made a 90% lip to hammer and dollie over for the new pinch weld. I will weld the upper panel and glue the pinch weld area before I hammer it over. will post pictures of that tomorrow.
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