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Welding Body - Rolling Chassis Completed

Is there any problems with doing the body panels and bodywork after the rolling chassis is completed?

What I want to know is, could the sparks from welding and grinding damage my powdercoat, etc, or would it be fine?

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Is there any problems with doing the body panels and bodywork after the rolling chassis is completed?

What I want to know is, could the sparks from welding and grinding damage my powdercoat, etc, or would it be fine?

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Yes it can.. Hot sparks, Can damage a lot of things..If you have to do it like that.. Make sure you cover ''EVERYTHING'' Mostly GLASS..
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I don't 'have' to do it like that, I'm just getting impatient that things aren't happening right now as I'm still waiting for a sensibly priced welder to show up

Until I get a welder my car is just sitting there

I was thinking about taking the chassis and running gear to get blasted and powder coated whilst I wait

I guess I should just bite the bullet and pay a little more for a welder and do it the 'right' way
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im sure there are a million other things you can work on, or get things set up and ready for other people to do, with out a welder.

sit down with a pencil and paper and make a list of every little thing that needs to be done to the car.

then study that list, and you will find that for every three things you wrote down, one or two will need some kind of smaller work done to that part.
unbolted, prep for paint, rebuilt mechanical pieces, etc.

look closely and think of each part, what is it like now and what will it take to be a finished part and put on the car.

and if nothing else, you will have very nice list!
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While not always practical, the absolute best way to build a car is to completely assemble it first, then completely disassemble it for paint/powdercoat, etc. I guarantee that if you powdercoat the frame now, you'll find the need to drill holes for brackets and otherwise mess up the powdercoat later.
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While not always practical, the absolute best way to build a car is to completely assemble it first, then completely disassemble it for paint/powdercoat, etc. I guarantee that if you powdercoat the frame now, you'll find the need to drill holes for brackets and otherwise mess up the powdercoat later.
Joe.. This is as true as it can get..
This is the ''ONLY'' way a car should be built.. It's the right way..
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The car is assembled - rusty rolling chassis with body tub fitted

There are a couple more panels that need replacing, then it's down to the dreaded panel gaps and alignment

I'm about as confident as I can be that everything is on the chassis

Once the panels are aligned I'll tear it down and get everything blasted and powdercoated.....but as I haven't purchased a welder yet, I didn't know whether to do the rolling chassis first

The more I think about it the more I think I shouldnt
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