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Old 02-10-2015, 03:40 PM
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The budget garage paint job begins

Well here it goes.. digging into another car and nothing knowing what's hiding beneath lol.. Well stripped lower quarter panel and someone has put a patch panel in, and seems like they took a grinder to remove the paint on the fender.... well here's my progress so far.. has anyone had good luck with repro fenders? or should I try to fix this one? I would have to skim coat the whole lower half?

and my first new addition to the body work family.. I love this thing already

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reproduction panels don't fit well. you should put an inline regulator on that tool. you might wreck your piston with too much air. great for the doors but be careful over the wheels.
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ok.. thanks on the regulator idea.. ill put one on tonight..
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Hey--good to see you working on another project. The Falcon looked great I'm sure this one will be as well.
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ya got bored quick lol... how's ur falcon coming along?
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Slowly making progress--never enough free time.
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I learn to wait til the kids are in their pajamas then I sneak into the garage.
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found a nice hole (old owner filled it with bondo..


so I have a few holes to patch up on the other side. Has anyone used the sheet metal bake from harbor freight?
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Nice progress. Can I make a suggestion in regards to your welding? Try to turn the wire speed down a little. You are getting way too much excess wire buildup that you end up grinding off. You should be able to get it where you have just a little hump to level off and not a mound. I would recommend some practice on some scrap pieces to get your settings right. You don't want to get too much heat into sheet metal as it will warp easily.

Good luck and keep up the work.
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will do... (still trying to get this welding stuff down lol)
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haven't had an update lately, so I got most of my patch panels done. I'm not happy with passenger side fender - door gap. So It looks like i'll be taking apart the front end again... for the 4th time Picked up some rims and finally making progress.. here's some pics..



just put first coat of primer on it:
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Lookin good
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sand sand sand... I don't think I'm going to make it before winter... lol
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so I couldn't stand this gap... the repro fenders suck... so off it comes..







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Oh yea! Those are the things that make all the differance. Looks good!

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