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post #646 of 5466 Old 11-03-2010, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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The opposite fender has been done for awhile. It is ready to trim. Here is the progression.

Clay made a guide line with masking tape.


Removing the unwanted material with a cutoff wheel. I told him to wear long pants, long sleeves, etc... but he is like me. Born to suffer...


A little better angle. You can see the material coming off. It is important to stay square with the work surface. If you bind the wheel it will jump... suddenly! So keep your body at a 90 to the piece.


Cleaning up the edge with a DA.


Once we remove all the "slop" that Clay got everywhere (on the fenders... he just made my concrete a little more bullet-proof! ) we will prep it for Bondo. The idea here is to make it look "nice", not great. This area, too, will get the same finish coat as under the hood.


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post #647 of 5466 Old 11-03-2010, 01:29 PM
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Ahh, the sweet smell of fiberglass resin in the morning. The fender looks like it turned out nice.

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Hey the fender is looking good. It's good to see Clay back at work. One thing is for sure, we get more shots of the work in progress with you running the camera and Clay hard at work. You both are doing a great job.


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Thanks Guys. When I instructed Clay I never thought about the external front of the fender... in other words, the part of the fender that is visible when the hood is closed. there is a lot of resin slop to get off.

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Well.... Guess what?? AJ came over!! I was thinking that we were ready to shoot primer. I told him I had wet sanded twice. He told me I wasn't anywhere near being ready for wet sand. AJ rubbed his hand over the hood and said, "This is like the ocean!" Huh?? "It's full of waves!" Shoot! I thought it was GOOD! So he ran home and came back with some file boards. He asked me if I had some plastic... I said "Sure... got a roll of it here." "No... I mean Bondo", says AJ. Yes, I have Bondo. "Do you have this?" "Do you have that?" Yes, yes. So he goes to work. He is amazing...

First, he made a rinse can from my Acetone jug. There was a little bit in the can... he dumped into a bucket! So long Acetone...


He put on a skim coat, and I mean a REAL skim coat... not a play one like I did... over the ocean waves! I couldn't believe how fast he was, how accurate he was. The man flat knows!


Skim coat sanded with 36 grit on a file board (I did that! ).


Skim coat over remaining hood. This is also my work. I understand better now!


Then Sonny, my next door neighbor, showed up with this... homemade Peach Brandy. "Happy 50th", he says! Work kinda stopped for a little bit. It was good too!


Finally here is a little more skim coat over AJ's skim coat. Gotta keep the ocean flat!


That's where we are right now. I need some more file boards to continue. AJ told me NOT to shoot primer until he comes back to look at it! This is going to be nicer than I expected.

Momma called me in and said "Come eat!" She made me some grilled shrimp that was truly amazing. Now, we're fixin to go open presents. I'll be back in a little while!

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post #651 of 5466 Old 11-03-2010, 06:15 PM
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The work looks great. Can't wait to see how it plays out. Now, tell us more about that peach brandy...

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AJ seems to know a lot. I thought I told you to skim coat it after you got the real low spots filled? Next time I'm over there, which I'm sure I'll be seeing you again I would like to meet him. Got to love old timers with all the knowledge they have. Both my grandpas are dead now. My Gpa Joe died last June right before my birthday and I swear he knew everything. The knowledge he had was unbelievable. He lived a long life too (was born in 1922). He has a 30 Gallon air compressor from 1943(runs like it's brand new) that I didn't have enough room in the truck to bring home with me but when I go back up there I'm bringing it back with me. I'm sure he could have my 80 Gallon fixed in no time. My other Gpa owned his own auto body/mechanics shop so I learned a lot of what I know from him and my dad.

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Bodywork is hard to explain in words, seeing how AJ skimmed and then taking down the high spots with a sanding board should help you out.

Don't let the primer fool you! Flat primer will make most panels look great, once you spray it with wet paint, especially metallic it will highlight the smallest of imperfections.

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mmmmm, peach brandy.

Lot of hard work that will pay off. Keep plugging away.

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Scott I was just wondering if AJ had been by lately. Looks like he was great help too!! True friends are a great blessing to have. Seems like you've got a good one in him. Looks like things are picking up some more.


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Sonny made the peach brandy from 15 cups of peaches. He pulverized them, added some water, sugar, and yeast. Then it sat covered for a few weeks. If you want the exact recipe, let me know. Sonny LOVES to talk!! I mean REALLY loves to talk. So you can imagine the great sacrifice I will have to make on behalf of all you winos!!

Reagrading Bondo... I was expecting it to setup while AJ was mixing it. He mixed 10X the amount I mixed, and then worked it, and worked it. I was thinking that it would kick off and be wasted. But it didn't kick off. None was wasted, and he knew exactly what he wanted to do. He covered one side panel (above pic), cleaned the tools and made some more for the other side. Of course, I was finishing my 3rd little plastic cup of that peach brandy, and well... I was ready to shoot primer! Looked good to me! After a bit he showed me the "proper" way to use a file board. He had brought over two pieces of 36 grit file paper. I went to work and promptly tore in half both pieces!! DUH... So he put one on the block and let me go at it! Wasn't bad, but anyone can remove material with 36 grit! Shoot... I didn't even KNOW what I was doing. He would say something, I would nod and grin!

I didn't know that I wanted that much Bondo! I thought it was supposed to be a filler... I guess it is a filler, but we used it like a new skin. AJ said that with the paint we will use (Nason, single stage, Implement Red) we will see everything wrong when we're done. This is truly a very good education. I can't wait to get the tub on the frame.

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So Scott just how many cups did you have?? Maybe that's why you were ready to shoot primer. Yea, just give me the gun AJ and get back!! Oh man I love you older guys to death!


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So Scott just how many cups did you have??
I just had the three. Between Sonny, AJ and myself, we killed it! Sonny gave me a full bottle for my 50th... it's in the fridge! But I really need someone to share it with...

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Maybe that's why you were ready to shoot primer. Yea, just give me the gun AJ and get back!! Oh man I love you older guys to death!
More truth than fiction, Jim! I suggested we use it to thin the Bondo...

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I just had the three. Between Sonny, AJ and myself, we killed it! Sonny gave me a full bottle for my 50th... it's in the fridge! But I really need someone to share it with...



More truth than fiction, Jim! I suggested we use it to thin the Bondo...
It's just a bit too much for you huh. Hey I'd need even more guys to share it with, I'd get tanked with one glass!!

Peach brandy to thin bondo, this could get interesting.


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Clay started working on his dash today. He stripped the few gauges and started wire-wheeling it. It has a few "bumps" in it to knock out, and a little surface rust on the backside, but that's about it. He has new gauges coming for Christmas (he doesn't know about them- from Meemaw and Papa), so he needs to get it ready.

Do we need to apply a filler to the dash or just prime and paint?

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