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12-06-2019 04:21 PM
idrivejunk I got the right tub joined to the quarter and filled in unwanted holes. Theres grinding left to do.







Artiste extraordinaire de Paintar crafts yet another seam sealer masterpiece on ze ceiling of ze Temple of the Panther-



Stashed out of harm's way-

12-06-2019 04:05 PM
idrivejunk Serious? Brrr. Its in the 40s here but inside a car that feels good.

I remember (yeah, right) in '85 selling my 72 SS and getting a car to serve me through school in Dallas... the gold 67 Imp with 64,000 on her. A/C still worked! More than I can say about the current junks.

Theres no substitute for low mileage. Its the cream puff factor that varies.
12-06-2019 12:44 PM
Too Many Projects
Same deal with Blue Bu, or it wouldn't be worth rebuilding either. Less than 70k and clean CA car when I got it a few years ago.
Enjoy the sun. It's sunny here too, but only 35 degrees and gonna go down hill fast after this weekend. Forecast is for double digits BELOW the zero next week...
12-06-2019 12:26 PM
idrivejunk
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Too late in the day to get in a groove now, it's almost time to go home !! Sweep, move tools, make like you are busy and then vamoose..
Start fresh Monday.
Hell, too late for that. I already be done did something.

I am out the door first whiff of VOCs I catch. Theres gas in Grape and its sunny so when I get home its take a spin time.

The Lexy doesn't quite have 68,000 miles on it yet so that removes some absurdity from that deal. Noticed when I moved it.
12-06-2019 11:57 AM
Too Many Projects Too late in the day to get in a groove now, it's almost time to go home !! Sweep, move tools, make like you are busy and then vamoose..
Start fresh Monday.
12-06-2019 11:27 AM
idrivejunk I did about an hour of pretty-up and cleanup, shuffled stuff around and am attempting to relocate my groove.

12-06-2019 08:57 AM
Too Many Projects
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Well, you know the drill... If I am working on it, it is something that no other shop would touch. I am just glad it fit. Now to go find out if I am done with it.

Why would most of the aftermarket parts you buy have a sticker that says Toyota?
Just the RDOT on the sticker and whatever the manufacturer it is for. Loosely perceived to represent reproduction body part meeting dot regulation... can't find anything definitive on the code, so could be anything.

12-06-2019 07:43 AM
idrivejunk Well, you know the drill... If I am working on it, it is something that no other shop would touch. I am just glad it fit. Now to go find out if I am done with it.

Why would most of the aftermarket parts you buy have a sticker that says Toyota?
12-06-2019 07:25 AM
Too Many Projects RDOT is a major stamper of repro sheetmetal in Taiwan. Most of the aftermarket panels I have bought have that sticker on it.

At 19 years old, yeah, that model has had repro panels available for many years. I'm surprised it was repaired at that age. I'll try to get a pic of a factory sticker at Centerline. They just repaired a rear end collision SUV last week.
12-06-2019 06:35 AM
idrivejunk
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Nice save on a piece of crap panel. By the R DOT tag, it appears it was a repro to boot...

I thought the Lexus was new enough to get a NICE cut off...
Repro? Like aftermarket? That sticker means it is a Toyota part, doesn't it? New ones are $1,100.

It looks rusty underneath, I have no idea how much its worth but its a 2000.

It was discouraging to find out other peoples' 20 year old cars still get quarter panels replaced. And to realize I am so cheap as to make the job possible.
12-05-2019 09:11 PM
Too Many Projects Nice save on a piece of crap panel. By the R DOT tag, it appears it was a repro to boot...

I thought the Lexus was new enough to get a NICE cut off...
12-05-2019 08:29 PM
idrivejunk Amen, brother. Life is a bouncy ball.
12-05-2019 08:14 PM
123pugsy All crap usually comes to an end. You made it thru. Back to some good stuff.
12-05-2019 07:29 PM
idrivejunk By the way, the old boy with the green Dodge was in today. He is kinda excited about getting the black one, and the youngers were helping him along with their enthusiasm. They were talking about how those silver stripes might look on it.

I... feel a relax coming on. That week just hasn't been one of my favorites but I am past the dread so woohoo.
12-05-2019 07:22 PM
idrivejunk Just a reminder since it is currently relevant:

Bonding works on old cars, too. But it should never be used without also welding.

If there are any questions about where specifically its cool to glue, just ask. Anytime.

Here you go, this is about as plain as my repairs get. If you find a frill anywhere in these pics, you let me know.























Feeling relieved and anticipating dragging in late as usual, I felt this note to be appropriate-



How'd I do? This is probably going on a used car lot when done.
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