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  1. #461
    Quote Originally Posted by billy whizz View Post
    The more money the car soaks up only makes me realise how much MORE money it's going to take!! These cars are huge money pits.
    They really are! With almost NO aftermarket parts, you need a couple cars usually to finish 1 car! I feel like doing the work myself, the cost isn't too astronomical. I feel really bad for anyone who is building one and getting a shop to do the work... OUCH!!

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    Lets get this thread back on topic!! Lets see your Christine Chrissy!

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    Well, you guys know that love has a voracious appetite!!
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    Having trouble with the rear quarter on the passenger side. it was hammered out from the inside and the metal is stretched. You can feel the lumps by running you hand over it.

  5. #465
    Hi Chrissy: Do you have a shrinking hammer/dolly? Like this:

    https://www.zoro.com/performance-too...iABEgKRk_D_BwE

    Dolly:

    https://www.toolsource.com/body-hamm...CABEgI2XPD_BwE

    torch technique and hammer:

    https://www.hotrod.com/articles/prof...rking-tips-13/

    Rubber faces:

    https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Shrink.../dp/B00BZW6600

    One of these should work for you. Marc.
    "She'll Start, You'll Need These."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy Mopar View Post
    Having trouble with the rear quarter on the passenger side. it was hammered out from the inside and the metal is stretched. You can feel the lumps by running you hand over it.
    Well you could do like so many others have, just push that panel right in and fill it with gallons of bondo! Yep, have yerself a mighty fine life sized plastic model. Just like mine!
    Last edited by 57belv; 07-18-2018 at 01:48 AM.

  7. #467
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy Mopar View Post
    Having trouble with the rear quarter on the passenger side. it was hammered out from the inside and the metal is stretched. You can feel the lumps by running you hand over it.
    Chrissy, just my personal opinion for that bodywork...
    Since the metal is stretched, I'd be wanting to take it to the pros for that. They can do a great job. Unless you're already a pro at auto body.

    Me, I am not. Good at sanding/priming, but not reshaping metal.
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  8. #468
    Sometimes a bondo reprofiling is the only option. How many times have we watched Foose's guys on TV slather an inch of bondo on the flank of a car to get the profile right?

    Shrinking and stretching metal is a skill that is well beyond me - it can often become more of a mess for unskilled hammer work and you will end up chasing a ripple right across the panel.

    You can only work within your means and skills Chrissy. Whatever you do, it will end up looking fine.
    Captain Keep-On-Thread strikes again!!!

  9. #469
    Quote Originally Posted by 58Belvedere View Post
    Hi Chrissy: Do you have a shrinking hammer/dolly? Like this:

    https://www.zoro.com/performance-too...iABEgKRk_D_BwE

    Dolly:

    https://www.toolsource.com/body-hamm...CABEgI2XPD_BwE

    torch technique and hammer:

    https://www.hotrod.com/articles/prof...rking-tips-13/

    Rubber faces:

    https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Shrink.../dp/B00BZW6600

    One of these should work for you. Marc.
    Thanks Marc. I knew you would find me something to work with. I will study the tools and buy one or two when I get paid next.

  10. #470
    Quote Originally Posted by 57belv View Post
    Well you could do like so many others have, just push that panel right in and fill it with gallons of bondo! Yep, have yerself a mighty fine life sized plastic model. Just like mine!
    The upside to your idea is that will never rust in that spot again.

  11. #471
    Quote Originally Posted by 58Jackie View Post
    Chrissy, just my personal opinion for that bodywork...
    Since the metal is stretched, I'd be wanting to take it to the pros for that. They can do a great job. Unless you're already a pro at auto body.

    Me, I am not. Good at sanding/priming, but not reshaping metal.
    Thanks for the advice Jackie. I know that is what I should do, just can't bring my self to letting someone else work on her. I am having fun watching you bring your car to life. Keep up the good work. I will share this with you now.

  12. #472
    Quote Originally Posted by billy whizz View Post
    Sometimes a bondo reprofiling is the only option. How many times have we watched Foose's guys on TV slather an inch of bondo on the flank of a car to get the profile right?

    Shrinking and stretching metal is a skill that is well beyond me - it can often become more of a mess for unskilled hammer work and you will end up chasing a ripple right across the panel.

    You can only work within your means and skills Chrissy. Whatever you do, it will end up looking fine.
    Billy I never seen this Foose guy. So if I want to be a pro....I just needs a few gallons of bondo? WOW who knew??

    I have worked with the dollys and hammers a lot and can get them to do what I want but never shrunk any thing. One of the problems is I can not reach both sides of the fender at the same time . It is in the trunk and rear quarter.....my arms are to short.
    Next time you stop by it would be wonderful if you could help me.

  13. #473
    I took a big step forward this week............I STEPPED into the garage and picked up a tool. The new meds are helping get the blood to my brain and slowly feeling better.





    I went into dept for this compressor but just couldn't go forward and not be able to clean the metal up with the sand blaster.


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    That compressor looks like a serious unit that should handle anything you ask of it, now I have compressor envy

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    Glad to hear you're hard at it again!!

    That big compressor will, indeed, help your progress.
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    I was thinking about the stretched metal Problem and shrinking discs work from one side. Like this:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-1-2-Shrin...ss!76071!US!-1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8cruauERmI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt07pLebQwQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by 58Belvedere View Post
    I was thinking about the stretched metal Problem and shrinking discs work from one side. Like this:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-1-2-Shrin...ss!76071!US!-1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8cruauERmI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt07pLebQwQ

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    Marc.
    Marc, I am backing off this spot for now but I looked at all your suggestions. Thank you!

  18. #478
    Quote Originally Posted by big m View Post
    Glad to hear you're hard at it again!!

    That big compressor will, indeed, help your progress.
    Thanks John. I know it will help make my work better. But I swear it didn't look that big in the picture. I just wanted a two stage.. This thinf is five hunderd pounds. Took me and two big men to get it in the shed. The water seperater comes this week and I get to try her out.

  19. #479
    Quote Originally Posted by ply57nz View Post
    That compressor looks like a serious unit that should handle anything you ask of it, now I have compressor envy
    You would get over it real fast if you had to make the payments. Lucky for me my son is paying half. Love my boy but some times he is just to good to me.

  20. #480
    That looks like a SERIOUS compressor. You can also try to joys of air-powered tools when finances allow.

    I like the look of those shrinking discs that marc showed you. Anyone here ever used one??
    Captain Keep-On-Thread strikes again!!!

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