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The dent puller holes the monkeys welded up had pin holes in them. I tried welding them but no dice. The metal has been ground thru and the holes were getting bigger. So, just cut some more I guess..........


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I had stretched the edges of the patch panel and also the edges of the cut out. I believe it helped it not to cave in too much from the welding. Bondo should be about an 1/8" at spots. I really don't want to cut a hole in the interior for the dolly to fit thru.


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The bottom of the patch had some bulges. A few rounds with the shrinking disc took care of that.

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I think the shrinking pulled in the zig a bit:


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I have no idea why I read about guys moaning about removing paint from a car.
It's really easy:


 

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After the easy paint removal system. Primer scraped mostly off with a bit of heat as well. DA sand and done.


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Good thing you're a professional metal guy, or you'd be totally screwed!
Best of luck with all that... "endeavor to persevere"!
"Dream Cars"... hmmm.
 

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Good thing you're a professional metal guy, or you'd be totally screwed!
Best of luck with all that... "endeavor to persevere"!
"Dream Cars"... hmmm.

Thanks.
I'm not a pro metal shaper but I get by. It's gonna take at least two more evenings of slapper and dolly work before this banged up quarter panel will be "close enough".

I was dumb enough to weld in the marker light patch into an already stretched, accident damaged panel. D'OH!
Then, I was reaching into the taillight opening with a dolly when there is a removable panel inside the box, Double D'OH!
 

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So why do you have a metal break at your work?

Ahh....professional sheet metal fabricator, yes. Metal shaper, no.
I did this to my 1941 New Yorker:

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Which led to having to learn metal shaping. All my years of brake forming straight bends did not help at all to make this:





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But yes, fabricating helps with panels that can be brake formed, and TIG welding experience helps.
Stretching welds and then shrinking down lumps and bumps, using slappers, none of this is done at work.
Compound curves as in pics above, never done at work.

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I received my new spoon and dolly set which helped slap out the passenger side quarter patch. A bit wavy, but within an 1/8 of Bondo. The dark colored "grinding" marks are from the shrinking disc.

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Looks good. My only suggestion would be to mud it as soon as you can and give the filler as much time as possible to shrink in. It will be good. I love what you are doing.

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Looks good. My only suggestion would be to mud it as soon as you can and give the filler as much time as possible to shrink in. It will be good. I love what you are doing.

John
Thanks.
I was going to mud on top of the epoxy.
Do you have a preference?
 

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I agree with you 100%. There is no better way. Can you buy SPI in Canada?

John
Yes, that's what I use. (y)
And a bonus. Found a full can of 3M lightweight filler on the shelf.

Red primer under red paint?
 

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That is what I did on Precious. I hoped it would make the inevitable rock chips a little less noticeable.

John
Yes, of course. I had grey rock chips on my 79 red pickup, D'OH!
 

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Tailgate was beat up pretty bad. Don't blame the previous owner as I have a hard time telling where it ends when I'm backing up also.


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Gaps were off, even after removing and adding shims here and there, so I cut one side and added to the other.

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Splashed a bit of paint on the emblem. Placed it in it's new home in the center of the gate.


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Solder joint filed only to keep any sand out of the lead.

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Bits missing at the ends of the A pillar drip rails. The gap was full of Bondo.

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Big hole in gutter where roof and A pillar meet. I think I will extend them to close the gaps and add little bits to the bottoms to hold the seam sealer or JB Weld in place. Anyone use epoxy for something like this? I would think it would lay down nicely.
Can't see spending 85 bucks for the 3M stuff. 3M 08307 Self-Leveling Seam Sealer Cartridge - 200 ml, Sealants - Amazon Canada

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Some extra solder on the inside corner to remove:

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Driver's side quarter panel. Gotta start with the internal bits. (translation: PITA parts).......


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