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Old 03-29-2021, 03:15 PM   #26
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NICE WORK!!!

Noticed when you did the paint touchup on the rear wing/mudguard area that you "hard" masked it. Just a note, or something to try in the future when doing spot touchups like that, try soft making it. Take your tape, and fold it in half then outline the area and stick your paper over it. This leaves the adhesive side up at the edge of the new paint>old paint and it will slightly roll away as you paint, leaving a soft blended edge that is easier to buff.
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I like that tip, I'll be repainting with matching paint at some point and will put that to use
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Old 03-29-2021, 04:35 PM   #27
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Comes in really handy when you have to blend, but dont want to go all the way to a panel edge.

I also do the same with door jambs and such. tape on the back of the door, close it and use a razor to tuck the tape into the gap. Then you never see the paint lines on jambs. This comes in especially good when doing a full car, inside and out. You can prime the whole thing apart, paint all the backs of stuff, jambs, interior, then assemble and block sand the exterior, clean up and back mask and shoot the whole lot without overspray all up in the jambs and on seals and stuff.
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:03 PM   #28
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that makes sense

started to fit things today
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:16 AM   #29
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Well done! More pics please
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:11 PM   #30
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Ouch, that's extensive! We're supposed to do that to an early P1800 at the shop in June and I'm dreading it. How many hours do you have into the repair so far ? Have you tried hanging some of the panels like the fender and hood to check gaps and symmetry ?
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Old 04-06-2021, 11:56 PM   #31
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Thank you, I will take more pictures and post soon

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Ouch, that's extensive! We're supposed to do that to an early P1800 at the shop in June and I'm dreading it. How many hours do you have into the repair so far ? Have you tried hanging some of the panels like the fender and hood to check gaps and symmetry ?
how many hours?
oh boy... that's hard to say... the blasting and removing excess body from the donor piece took the longest. 20-30 maybe but that's just because I was not on a clock and I wasted some time thinking I could do driver side only

hanging panels...
No not yet, the front piece is just hanging there and isn't fitted on the right way. I still have to remove undercoating from the bottom "frame rails" and trim few pieces at the bottom, then mock everything up as close as I think it should be, tack weld it in few spots and reinstall the rest of the front to check alignment.

sure Volvo provided the measurements of the frame but to measure those out on a car without IDK lasers? is nearly impossible, there really isn't a single straight frame line where I can run a string/measurement across. Thankfully the way I have the front piece cut should make alignment pretty straightforward *fingers crossed*

so yes I will be reinstalling everything really soon, between this and my other car/home projects I dont have very much time each week

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Old 04-07-2021, 01:30 PM   #32
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There are holes in the frame that you use to measure from. Use a tram gauge to verify that they're the same distance. It's fairly easy to make one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I_BCkkazCA
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:28 PM   #33
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There are holes in the frame that you use to measure from. Use a tram gauge to verify that they're the same distance. It's fairly easy to make one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I_BCkkazCA
Ah good. I have an old snap on alignment set that Iíll use it from that

I wasnít sure about them holes
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