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« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2010, 04:40:49 AM »

[/QUOTE]  Don't forget guys my first 8 years in the body business were in New York. I know all about rust. Why do you think I moved here?
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« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2010, 05:13:58 AM »

Ya, those are some nice looking bodies to start with!!  Sounds
like you won't have room for a C body though if a Cuda barely fits in?

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« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2010, 05:24:37 AM »

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Ya, those are some nice looking bodies to start with!!  Sounds like you won't have room for a C body though if a Cuda barely fits in?
Yeah, you're right Rog. My booth is 23 feet long. A C body fits well by itself but the rotisserie ads about 5  feet so that puts it hanging out. If I wind up with alot of larger cars to do I can add another section to my booth pretty easily. I may have to do that when I do my 62 wagon. azblackhemi2010-11-25 10:25:20
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« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2010, 09:04:42 AM »

Looking good Chris...Congrats on your retirement from working for the "man" and now you can work yourself to near exhaustion....




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« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2010, 05:29:13 PM »

Here's a progress report on the Cuda. All the bodywork on the shell is done. Even though this is a lifelong Arizona car the quarters were kinda rough. Not too much rust but lots of dings and dents. Primer will be going on it tomorrow. Highs in the mid 70's for the next 5 days will help.
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« Reply #65 on: December 04, 2010, 03:53:12 PM »

That is some quality looking bodywork!!!! Nice job.

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« Reply #66 on: December 04, 2010, 03:56:03 PM »

     Makin a bondo buggy already?  
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« Reply #67 on: December 04, 2010, 04:15:43 PM »

Just smoothing things out a little... heck the factory did it too, but with lead!

In '79 I took our Scout Troop on a tour of the GM (Monte/Gr Prix) factory in Baltimore.

They were still filling in all the roof and body seams with lead at that time.



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« Reply #68 on: December 04, 2010, 04:53:22 PM »

Sheeesh Roj.  I know that.  Can't a guy have some fun?
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« Reply #69 on: December 04, 2010, 07:08:33 PM »

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     Makin a bondo buggy already?  
Yeah but if you notice I'm putting the same amount on both sides so the car won't lean LOL.
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« Reply #70 on: December 04, 2010, 07:10:54 PM »

[/QUOTE]  That's right Rog. Back in the 60's and 70's even Rolls Royce skim coated their cars with filler just to make them perfectly straight.
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« Reply #71 on: December 04, 2010, 09:03:05 PM »

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     Makin a bondo buggy already?  
Yeah but if you notice I'm putting the same amount on both sides so the car won't lean LOL.



 
I don't use bondo. I use filler primer.  Cheaper, faster, easier to sand.  The end result is the same.  You can also put thinner coats on and add as you need without allot of extra sanding.  You know. . . .   Wait until you see that hood without the dirt.  I didn't like the way the kink looked  Little bit of a body hammer on a towel along the edge, 320'd the multiple layers of filler primer and poof.  The teltale sign of the kink is gone.
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« Reply #72 on: December 05, 2010, 06:51:47 AM »

Ya I was just making the point of filler vs lead... I was very
surprised GM was still using it in production as late as 79 in Montes
and Prix, it had to cost more than plastic.  Doing bodywork is my
favorite part of resto, and mechanicals the least... must be all the
paint fumes inhaled over the years...

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« Reply #73 on: December 05, 2010, 06:56:55 AM »

The lead held the cars together.   
 
Today they barely have any fillers at all.  The stamping and assembly process is that close.  Or they make a seem at the real bad spot and put a piece of molding over it
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« Reply #74 on: December 08, 2010, 05:24:40 PM »

Got the roof and quarters in primer today. Next step is to prime and paint the trunk  and engine compartment and the underside. Between sealing, painting and clear It'll be a pretty full day of spraying but since it'll be close to 80 degrees the rest of the week I'm gonna take advantage of it. Here's some pictures.
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