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Old 10-02-2016, 01:18 PM
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Good sruff. Thanks for posting. I had an '86. Miss it a lot.

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That's remarkable! Nice patch panel, man. I bet it's very satisfying indeed to have those areas patched and your money still in your pocket. It will be fun to watch the rest come together.
Thanks! Pretty tight budget considering I am studying but at the same time it's kind of meditating working on cars and as probably everyone on here knows, it gives a nice feeling of accomplishment getting stuff done on your own.
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Didn't get too much done this weekend except finishing and cleaning up some welds. But I did redo the driver's side panel in front of the wheel well since I wasn't really happy with the fit.

Bought myself a budget-oriented english wheel and had a lot more control to make the curve of the panel. Turned out alright but not 100% pleased with the fitment on the lower side where I spot welded it in place. Bit of the edge was rusted so had to make my own. Not a 100% great repair but will do for me!

Also did some patching on the fender flares but didn't take any pics.
After I have done the other side I have some lower door skins to think about as well...looking forward to it with a bit of worry of how rusty the doors might be on the inside

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Welded in place:


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Have done a bit of work this weekend and monday.
Fixed a hole under the door (not sure what it's called in English) and also realized that the passenger door was a masterful bondo job that had seen its better days.

Didn't have a car inner tube to put on the English wheel but I used maskingtape and ducttape instead to not get so much crown in the door skin panel. Worked alright.

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Came out pretty good. Had to hammer and dolly the edged so they got some dings and marks but it will do. Made the "mid-edge on the door also since it was made of bodyfiller before.
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Nice build. First thing that came to mind was swapping it over to a Monte Carlo clip.




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Nice build. First thing that came to mind was swapping it over to a Monte Carlo clip.




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I actually prefer the "normal" front over the Monte Carlo one. i like the more classic and in my opinion meaner look of the original front.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:03 AM
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I actually prefer the "normal" front over the Monte Carlo one. i like the more classic and in my opinion meaner look of the original front.
I agree 100%. Each to their own but the factory front is my preferance.

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Hello.
It's been a while since my last update because of being busy with school and what not, but made some progress this weekend repairing the driver-side doorskin.

After cutting:


Wheeled the new piece. The doors on this thing are huge 1490 mm (about 60 inches) wide at most. Difficult to get the edge done well without a proper sheet metal brake but it turned out alright. Had to cut off the vent edge towards the rear later when it didn't match my door jamb too well.


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A bit of a large welding gap towards the rear but it will turn out well in the end tacking slowly. The bottom gap is good overall with just small variations towards the ends that can be corrected later.

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Nice work, thx for the update
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Very nice so far. I hope the welding progress goes well. Keep us in the loop please. :-))
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Hello, long time since the last update. Have done some work though even if it doesn't look like much.
Still a lot of sanding and body filler left to do but had to cover it up with some spray primer since it will be sitting in cold storage for a short while.

Lots of work left.
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Looks good, gaps are nice and even, lower half of the sheet metal work is spot on ............ Rome was not built in day..

Keep plugging along time well spent..


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Looks good, gaps are nice and even, lower half of the sheet metal work is spot on ............ Rome was not built in day..

Keep plugging along time well spent..


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Thanks! Some minor irregularities in the lower door gap still left to correct with some small mig welds, but otherwise they are alright,

Will try to post more regularly.
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Have not been taking a lot of photos of the progress but here is one from when I sorted out the door gap a couple of months ago. Cut along the door gap and pried it closer to the door edge while trying to get it straight welding the cut up. The door gap was pretty wide from the factory it showed after stripping the paint and primer in that area.

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