Zeadly 81

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  1. Canadian Barton

    Canadian Barton Veteran Member

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    Left for a week of fishing then came home to house full of people for the older boys High School Grad. Busy weekend but had my brother visiting so we aligned the doors, installed the trunk lid and cleaned up the garage. Sometimes family isn't so bad! I should really get more pictures of the car...
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    a couple old patches were bugging me. Although they are both covered by the rear wheel flares I just couldn’t leave well enough alone. Started grinding in the passenger side and discovered the whole door jam was shaped with about 2” of bondo. Out it all came and I replaced the whole thing with my own patch panels. AECE6998-4078-4F4C-B947-94077227762B.jpeg EF11E5EE-B3AB-457B-8398-433FE6737062.jpeg CB71E6EE-6DDE-4A55-BCA3-9FB7527117A5.jpeg 0CA4CA7E-FF74-4792-91FC-AC748189B5DC.jpeg C60DD2B6-45F9-4164-8D80-6E9DEA19A598.jpeg
     
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    Started with a straight edge and some c-clamps to form the shape.
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    Was a little too much custom fitting to make it one piece so I formed the main patch and then filled the inner door jam with a second piece. IMG_1014.JPG
    The final patch, I am not 100% happy with it as the metal is too thin towards the wheel well to fill with weld and get a clean grind. Still a learning process for me but overall pretty happy with it.
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    It was a long weekend of progress. Spent most of Friday and Saturday fixing the remaining cracks on the polyurethane bumper. Plastic weld, sand, fill, sand...repeat. I'm only guessing but I think I have about 60 hours into the bumpers and chin spoilers alone but I am pretty happy with the way they turned out.

    First coat of flexible primer...

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    Then Epoxy sealer

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    Loaded them all up and took them to the booth at work, not sure why we have this booth but I am grateful that we do.

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    1978 Z/28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Your project is looking good
     
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    Looking good...
     
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    Not a lot of progress, I call it motivation. Hoping to get on it over the upcoming Christmas break. You know I'll have a ton of time on my hands...ya right! I am as giddy as a school girl over the colour though!
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    I'd be too...it's a sweet color!!
     
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    That looks inviting.
     
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    Made some more progress over the Christmas break. Now comes the fun of block sanding but at least for the moment it's all one colour. 3 coats of slick sand and a lesson in hose management. I need an apprentice to hold my hose.

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