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Old 05-01-2016, 05:35 PM
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Cool, I was just concerned about that, it didn't look right to me.

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Holy old topic batman!

So, life has gotten in the way. Worked on the honey-do list, then ended up putting an offer on a new (to us) house. Got the house and spent a year and a half remodeling it just to get to the point we could move in.

I'm going to the welding supply tomorrow and pick up some gas. It's time to get this put back together.

With any luck I wont mess anything up too much.
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Finally making progress. I'm sure there will be mistakes doing this. However, at least it's me who's making them. Took a few minutes to get the welder changed over from flux core to solid wire. Then took some more time looking at pictures from the first few pages, good thing I posted them here.

First time for everything!

Now to change gears and install some flooring.
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Question for you guys:

I am slowly making forward progress on this. I don't know much about working with body filler or have any tools to help with that step. What should I look in to getting to help assist on the next stage on this?
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Not a lot of tools involved in filler work, nothing expensive anyway unless its nice sanders. Mixing, spreading, and sanding filler looks simple but the learning curve may be infuriating if you are completely green on that. A quarter or half hour of firsthand tutorial demonstration would probably have you ready to start practicing at home. I have not compared any of the bondo lessons on web videos but that would be the next best thing. Youtube has a bunch. Search for "body filler tutorial" and start soaking it in if theres nobody around to show you how in person.
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Good call on the youtube. I learned how to do the brake lines from watching videos there.
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All of the above are good suggestions. I repaired my 66 rear window a different way and it was a little worse than yours. You probably won't like this idea and that's okay but unless you're a very practiced body man you are going to end up with a wavy ***'d mess. That's a long seam no matter where you cut.


My fix was to sand blast the entire area until I had nothing but clean metal, then I had a bottle of metal prep right there and used it generously. After that dried I mixed up Fiberglas bondo. There are two ways to go on this, one is to buy it in a can, you just add hardener as directed. OR, you can mix up your own 50/50 mix of bondo and chopped fiberglas strands. For a beginner, the premix is the better choice. The best thing about this is that once the mix is hard, it is completely water and moisture proof. I kept my car well over 12 years with no issues and about 5 years ago I saw the car again. The window area was still in great shape.
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Maybe next time I'll do it that way. If it gets wavy, I'll write it off as a learning experience.
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All of the above are good suggestions. I repaired my 66 rear window a different way and it was a little worse than yours. You probably won't like this idea and that's okay but unless you're a very practiced body man you are going to end up with a wavy ***'d mess. That's a long seam no matter where you cut.


My fix was to sand blast the entire area until I had nothing but clean metal, then I had a bottle of metal prep right there and used it generously. After that dried I mixed up Fiberglas bondo. There are two ways to go on this, one is to buy it in a can, you just add hardener as directed. OR, you can mix up your own 50/50 mix of bondo and chopped fiberglas strands. For a beginner, the premix is the better choice. The best thing about this is that once the mix is hard, it is completely water and moisture proof. I kept my car well over 12 years with no issues and about 5 years ago I saw the car again. The window area was still in great shape.
Be carefull here. The "bondo" is not waterproof. If you have epoxy primer under it, you have a waterproof barrier but the body filler is not.

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This project seems to be taking forever! For better or worse I've made some progress.

Heck Of a learning curve with the Bondo. First time I added too much hardner And it turned to a solid mass on the board. It got a little better after that.

I got a can of the 2 part epoxy primer and that is where stop again as I have to go back to work for a few weeks.

It doesn't look like a pro job. I think it looks fair for someone who has never any body filler / paint before.
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Not sure why this one didn't upload also.
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