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    Marathon day of primering but got it done.
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    This was one of the crazier projects I did. All the smaller ribs on my grill were to bent to save so I cut them out. They were stamped sheet metal with a continuous curve and I couldn't figure a way to reproduce them. So I bought some 5/16 steel, cut out the curved shape with a plasma and then ground them to shape and cut a groove in the back side to lighten them up a bit. They came out OK, a little heavier than stock but Ok. These grills are impossible to find in good condition.

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    In that picture - you wouldn't know you had performed all that surgery on the grille. Good work!
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    I've been working on eliminating the wing windows. The opening is not straight so I have to bend up some sheet metal and weld in a straight section. Also had to straighten the inside trim. I still have to make the front felt channel.
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    Great work! The wing window delete work looks awesome!

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    Wow that's gonna look so different!

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    Hey thanks, first time I've tried something like this.

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    Nice! I did the same thing to the windows on my 48 Plymouth.
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    Your project is looking great man.
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    Thanks Bam, I wish I was at the point you are with the paint done. Body work yuk!

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    Attachment 73697[ATTACH]73698

    Haven't been posting but have been plugging away at the body work. Made a stand for the fenders. Got them blocked after the first high build primer. Gotta say I love the soft sanders and the upol primer, builds up heavy and sands nice. Since I'm using a lot of filler I got the upol gold filler, not quite as nice as rage but close enough and way less expensive.
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    Building stands to work the sheet metal very smart. When building my car, body work was the least thing I was looking forward too. But I will admit it actually became enjoyable.



    Messy, hands down, easy and relaxing getting the surfaces trued & smooth not so bad. Really good return on efforts put forth.



    The painting, with a stop watch, went way to fast LOL, primer, color, clear ............ poof a master piece
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    I hate the mess, the dust is everywhere

    I figured out a little trick with the softsanders, the paper will not stick for long in a curved shape so I spray some 3m 77 adhesive on the paper so keep it sticky. The thing is it won't come off once it's stuck without tearing up the softsander so I use a heat gun on the paper and it comes right off. This extends the life of the paper considerably.
    I also got the charcoal guide coat and that works pretty good.
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    I know, it's been 2 years and it looks like I'm in the same place! Actually there has been many hours of sanding and re-priming. The doors, cab, hood and most front end parts are on their final sand, so very close to doing color. I just have to come up with a plan how I'm going to do it. Be easier if I didn't paint everything at once but I have a feeling the metallic isn't going to match. It would be a crazy amount of stuff in my little space to do all together though. All the cars I've painted in the past were together not scattered in a million pieces like this old thing.
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    Perseverance, and you seem to have plenty. That will be one very cool truck when done, quality over quantity.
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