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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

    patch

    weld

    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

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    • 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

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      • 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

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

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

            Dan

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