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  • If my calculations are correct, I have about a day more of welding - then undercoating and sound deadening. Then I can remount the body forever
    so onward



    stitch underneath

    then more work making the side perfect

    the whole point is to anneal the metal... it will shrink naturally but first I need to get the brittleness back out before I pound on it again

    and I'll have to do this repeated before I hit it with a hammer again. Heat, let cool naturally....

    mostly I have to fill the rest of the trim holes but also do just a bit of welding inside the wheel wells
    Doing it all wrong since 1966


    • more fine tuning.... a warning, though. This will not be perfect. I plan on driving this and even race it (though using it as my race-tow-car has great appeal to me).... okay

      first get the lines within bondo distance

      back it

      the other side, I needed to slot the wheel well because (guessing here) the Skylark sedan has less of a curve

      so weld it so water can't get behind the filler

      minor grinding while waiting for things to cool

      fix the corner - again, so water cannot get behind the filler

      betterish... not going to spend a lot of time here... when the next rebuilder gets to it, this will give him something to bitch about

      Doing it all wrong since 1966


      • Now that the '40 is running fine (enough), the Corvette is mostly maintenance, it's time to get this running....
        and look, a thing happened

        first, some lightening

        door free

        okay, decision time... do I paint underneath or just epoxy paint and undercoat?

        you'll note both Buicks are on the plate (and I may take a suggestion I got about leaving the patina - for now - on the 50 and making it run....

        so suggestion about the underneath of the wagon....?
        Doing it all wrong since 1966


        • Epoxy paint and possibly lizardskin?
          Patrick & Tammy
          - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??


          • I'd go with epoxy and undercoat. This is not likely to become a museum piece so I'd go with fun and functional.