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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to start marking and fixing - on the other side, this is flat



    the passenger side


    mud slathered



    and onto my other project while that dries

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    so the epoxy is dry but very green...

    once it does dry, it looks like there is enough to fix the edges

    same with trailing edge

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Tonight... more of the same
    filler is dry

    and shaped a bit

    same story door 2

    more gaps




    this time, epoxy is the right material. Since I'm close on the shape, I want the strength of the epoxy on these edges


    so here's today's gem for those who follow. Epoxy is mixed 2:1 and this is 2:1 then adding the thickener.

    If you take a paint cap, it's about 1 cup or material.
    1 cup just barely thickens the 2:1
    2 cups is thin honey
    3 cups is thick honey
    4 cups is mayonnaise
    5 cups is creamy peanut butter

    it only took a 2:1 plus 5 cups to do the following (volume was about 2 cups wet)... keep in mind this filler is light and fluffy so it really isn't a lot of solid volume
    both door jambs


    the fender gap issues


    So with that drying, I went onto my Buick

    thanks for watching

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I may find more than a little joy in making things the best I can.... the other name of this car is Covette19 - and as that name implies, I have time so why not use it?

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  • DanStokes
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    I caught the same disease at the Detroit Autorama, home of the Riddler Cup. Luckily I'm too lazy to let it mess up my level of what's acceptable. Now I just WISH my stuff looked like that.

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    Actually, the "before" gaps aren't too bad for an old 'Vette.

    Dan
    yes but I've been to SEMA and made my unobtainable goals more unobtainable.... my mantra, recently, has become it's not a SEMA car it's a race car. who knew of this danger? "go to SEMA" they said "you'll see nice cars" they said... what they forgot to say is "you'll never finish another car again"... I do a lot of talking to them.

    and I think I'm onto something. Ever since Brian Lohnes, Chad Reynolds and Bryan McSquatch went to SEMA - they've finished nothing, hell, I think Lohnes only drives rentals now.... .
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; April 22, 2020, 12:49 PM.

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  • DanStokes
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    Actually, the "before" gaps aren't too bad for an old 'Vette.

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    gaps
    before

    during


    time to pull the windows out


    success


    then knocking down the edges



    the goal is get my first coat of high build primer on this week

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    bracket number 3?

    mounts too low, but I can make it work with some welding and stuff - the biggest thing, I need to move it forward enough to clear the lower radiator hose


    time to start sanding...


    fender isn't terrible


    the door
    gaps

    the only metal part on the outside so I used proper metal tools

    much better

    for awhile it's going to be rinse/repeat for body work. The gaps and such are going to take a lot of time... ah well

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Not sure how much I will use this on this project, but upgraded my shear today


    got it off the lift, now I just have bodywork... or at least that's what is next


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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    the most boring part of any build... filling holes

    and building up edges

    basically tonight's mix was epoxy mayonnaise...


    tomorrow, move it forward after I get my new shear...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    yesterday's work turned out fine...



    today's work is going to have to be redone... that said, I get to play with filler and epoxy tomorrow so that should just great.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by ejs262 View Post
    I feel itchy from here... bleh fiberglass... nice work though!
    with baby powder, it's really not bad... of course, I didn't put powder on my hands before I started last night .... sigh

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  • ejs262
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    I feel itchy from here... bleh fiberglass... nice work though!

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