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#21 the510keeper

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:34 AM

Next panel, one panel a week or bust.

 

Decided to do a step by step on this one

 

Start with chemical stripping truck lid to bare metal, then sand with 80gt on DA sanded

 

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This lid had a smashed lock hole, so i use a hammer and socket extension and tapped from the inside out.

 

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grab a small dolly and roughing hammer

 

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Can barely see the dolly on  the hole

 

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This lid had minimal to no rust but had waves in the sheetmetal from end to end

 

So i took a air grinder at low rpm's and slowly grind the surfaces to make rough not trying to remove metal just enough to rough surface.

if you run it at a fast rpm it will remove metal and not necessarily make metal rough

 

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You should feel the metal to b rough

 

to make your grinder disc sharper cut it with an old pair of metal cutter, do not cut it round and only cut enough off to make new exposed area fresh

 

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Float out complete area with filler

 

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I sand my filler green with a long board and 36 grit like grading cheese. use a wire brush to clean ur paper

 

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I had a few low spots so a very thin of filler and hit it with 36 for a second then run 80 grit long board

 

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light hit with 120 grit ready for primer

 

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repeat

 

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ready for primer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:00 AM

Making it look easy!

 

I spent weeks trying to do a trunk lid... 


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:05 AM

trunk lids are the most complicated sheetmetal on a 510



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:10 AM

trunk lids are the most complicated sheetmetal on a 510

 

Especially when you get it all ready for primer... and you drop it and fold the corner.  :sneaky:

 

 

Good to know though.. It was the first panel I've ever worked.. and it was tough!


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

Nice work....
I applaud any one doing body work.... its been the thorn in my side on my 521.... too broke and stubborn to pay some one...
And too ocd to know when to stop messing with it...

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:09 PM

Dude! What's the color?!

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:22 PM

Nice tutorial :cool: 


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:32 AM

Trunk lid is in DTM hibuild primer surfacer

 

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Once you glue frame to skin changes exterior sheet metal and adds work, but you get less flexing. even though it is premature  (like my ejaculation)

Works out in the long run just more masking

 

Bare naked surface rusted hood is next. Been stripped and sitting for years

 

Instead of sanding the rust off decided to metal prep the rust off then sand 

 

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Here is what it looks like after its bath with metal ech. I used metal prep socked 80 grit used paper to sand out the rust areas by hand 

 

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And 30 mins DA 80gt sanding done and ready for body work

 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:33 AM

Here is the money shot, or more or less what she will look like.

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:49 AM

Floor repair pics, just found them on my old phone.

 

This phase went great and quickly

 

Used Chris' repop floors with great success and ease 

 

Front right

 

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Left front

 

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Rear right 

 

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Donor for all rear pans

 

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Rear left

 

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Under rear seat

 

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Rebuilt the hinges, found a great kit on facebook

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 08:05 PM

Looking good James!  Great to see all the metal work.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 02:16 AM

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#33 the510keeper

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:20 AM

Back on this one, finally

Roof

Had some rust and the inner structure was bend and hanging down

Cleaned the rust off with a purple wheel, been sitting for months after sanding with 80gt DA. Then realized I needed to glue that
sub frame.

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I let that set up for 48 hours

now minimal flexing in the skin

Once cleaned pulled a few deep spots, however I will be floating the roof completely to make the next step quicker

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left her alone for a few days and wanted to take care of some rust

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Used a stud gun and welded pins to help move the patch where needed

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I chose to spot weld the lower area to keep heat down

patched other areas that are questionable

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:26 AM

Another week goes by and I realize at even 68 degrees in the shop surface rust came back, what a bitch.

So I figured I would metal prep, sand then grind the metal before filler

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Metal prep kills rust but also does not allow bondo filler to stick. So kill rust sand off the coating it leaves and grind for filler.

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I used an 8inch sheetrock knife and made cake out of it

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Rock and Roll

ready for primer

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:11 PM

Quest for glory

 

Roof primed and pulled all rear suspension

 

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Aligning panels before we do more fine filler work

 

The left door was fucked but want to make sure the edges are cool, chipping fresh paint sucks

 

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A nice way to get them to line up

 

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Hammer, dolly, pulling oh my

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:29 PM

Rotisserie time

 

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Rance seamsealed and Zero rusted the 1st coat no more worrying about flash rust, fucking hate flash rusting

 

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Let it dry 24 hours then applied a 2nd coat

 

Rance is Datsunvilles blacksmith

 

Cut these out to fit the 8inch wheels 

 

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He made these panels to do a mini tub to the outer quarter 

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:37 PM

Next

 

Just a few tiny pin holes then this underneath

 

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Also melted out the lead and started the carbon fiber kitty hair

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:28 PM

Hard to believe this is the same car you started with.  Doing great James!

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:36 AM

Looking good James.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 03:57 PM

Wow holy troll bomb. Hasn't been seen around here then BOOM!

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