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Old 11-23-2005, 05:47 AM
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Vette work

I bought this vette from the original owner and he had told me only damage to car was in 1974 when right quarter was hit in parking lot.

He said it left a 2 inch hole and he made them replace the quarter instead of repairing.
If you look below the bonding strip they used the wrong composite type panel.

Up 1968- 1972 GM used a press molded Mat and Resin compound and 73 to 82 they used a crude type SMC type panel.
If you look they used a SMC type panel to repair.
This can cause serious problems with expansion and contraction and cause the bonding strip line to show.

If you do replace any panels on a vette this is very important to get the right
composite panel.

I have been staring at this thing for a month trying to decide if I should replace quarter or not. Since bonding strip has not been damaged, I'm thinking two good coats of epoxy under a glaze coat will prevent any problems down the road.
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:36 AM
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Learn something new everyday... I thought once bonded it did not matter what was used per say.... guess I was wrong... Good info bro
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:54 AM
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I know an expert in bondage, but she's too tied up to post...


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I think you should just scrap it and find something else to do. LOL
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I think you should just scrap it and find something else to do. LOL

Funny, you should say that.
When I bought this thing all I was going to do is strip the factory paint off and repaint, cover it up and throw in basement.
Then I decided to pull body and freshen up frame and paint engine so being in the shape it was I figured six months start to finish.

Well was not planing on buying the building that I did in August in a rich fast growing bedroom community. DUH! Did I say DUH?

Since then the three fire Marshall's have had sex with me daily and building is still not operational. I'm so beat at the end of the day, I have lost all interest in this thing. Could be another year before painted and interior put back in.

We may be getting somewhere now as the county wants the industrial park to look like a subdivision, all neat and pretty and since this building is the third one in as you enter I told them a week ago that I was going to leave building vacant and paint the part above the brick pink and they should think about mowing the yard once a month.

They said you can't do that and I said show me a law that says I can't.
Looks like now they are trying to be more user friendly.

I always have a gun-ho and positive attitude but they have just plain beat me down. First time in my life I have looked at a car I was doing and wish I wasn't.
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I have had so many unplanned interuptions on my projects, I have give up. I now plan for unplanned interuptions. I just figure that one day I will be able to get something done. I have done the "this project should take 6 months to complete" thing. It then takes me 18 months to complete it. Now I just say, "I'll get it done when I get it done". Even when I work on someone else's car, the time frame is out of wack, but I do "get it done when I get it done".

When things start to get to me, I still go out and mess with my projects. they make me feel good.

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Old 11-24-2005, 08:33 AM
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you know, they say the landscaper's yard is the worst one on the block. i think that applies to just about anybody. we are all so busy working on other peoples stuff that our own always get neglected. my motorcycle for instance has a plain single color paintjob on it. thats rediculous!!! i just have no time to do anything with it.
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:52 AM
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Yup, NO time for your stuff.
I STILL have not started on my 'BEE,Yes, I did do some initial work when I got it but MY problem is that this will be a total redo top to bottom and my SHOP space is limited. I get THIS apart and I can do NO paint work as IT will take up my PAINT area and COST me money besides the cost to do this car.
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