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Old 11-21-2018, 09:29 AM   #126
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It comes in handy finding low spots.
It's handy for finding spots that aren't straight. ;) Problem is it can't distinguish between a low spot that's actually low, and a low spot that's where it should be between 2 spots that are too high. Hammer/dolly/shrink/stretch, guide coats and a good hand/eye.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:53 PM   #127
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Thanks. Stud welder? I am currently looking at the Motor Guard and the H&S. Reading reviews. Been wanting one.
Like this: https://www.coldistributor.com/en/ca.../cr35-spotter/
http://www.ldcequipment.com/spotters...a_cutters.html

But yeah a regular stud welder is good too, more multi-purpose.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:14 PM   #128
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Like this: https://www.coldistributor.com/en/ca.../cr35-spotter/
http://www.ldcequipment.com/spotters...a_cutters.html

But yeah a regular stud welder is good too, more multi-purpose.
I am looking at this one, http://motorguard.com/col_1_1.html
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:28 PM   #129
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Not to speak for DET17, but I think he is referring to using a filler after the hammer & dolly work, not just hitting the panel with it at this stage.
Great work Larry!!
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Yes it'll no doubt take a skim coat, no big deal.
Its already past what the average guy would just start filling with mud.
I'm not the average guy but I am limited in bodywork experience. Done enough to understand the process but not enough to consider myself "experienced"
Lucky for me Larry is helping me out.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:33 PM   #130
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Haven't seen this!

Not again! But the Ford 302 is a very strong engine for this car and you know all the solutions now. I'm still impressed with mine.

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Old 11-21-2018, 11:16 PM   #131
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Haven't seen this!

Not again! But the Ford 302 is a very strong engine for this car and you know all the solutions now. I'm still impressed with mine.

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I could do it in less than half the time of the last one. LOL Have not ruled it out.
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Old 11-22-2018, 12:10 AM   #132
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Thanks. Stud welder? I am currently looking at the Motor Guard and the H&S. Reading reviews. Been wanting one.
Stud welders are a great tool. Ask around I'm sure someone in your group already owns one. My friend has one. I borrowed it to pull a small crease on the silver coupe. Easy peasy. I too was thinking of buying one but the tool would not get much use. Nice to have but already have enough things.
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Old 11-22-2018, 01:01 AM   #133
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I'm not familiar with the one you posted but I don't see why not, unless you plan to go into the body repair business.

The other thing I'd suggest before trying to do too much more is to strip that panel back to clean metal. All that color and texture variation on there now will mess with your perception, making it much harder to see and feel where you're really at. If you're worried about rust forming give it a light coating of primer, and re-apply as necessary as you strip and work and strip and work.

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Old 11-23-2018, 12:11 AM   #134
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Timmy wanted to say, Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:02 AM   #135
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Not update but excited to see this.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:26 PM   #136
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That's a fun tool to use. Makes you want to dent a panel just to try it out. Don't forget to grind off the paint first before you weld.
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Old 11-30-2018, 02:03 AM   #137
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good tool! good luck!
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:23 AM   #138
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That's a fun tool to use. Makes you want to dent a panel just to try it out. Don't forget to grind off the paint first before you weld.
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good tool! good luck!
Excited to try it out. I do have a van with a dent
that will be a good test run. Besides Larry asked me to not use it on the Volvo until he gets back. I'm okay with that.
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Any thoughts on painting the tail lights?
Want to duplicate the silver/gray with a bomb can.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:17 AM   #139
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Eastwood reflective chrome for the perimeter. The gray part, ??? I'm sure they also have something very close.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:59 PM   #140
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Larry came over today and finished off the roughing portion.
Really happy with how it is going.
Up to me now.
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:38 AM   #141
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Dude. This is really impressive. Good work, I'm glad you saved that 242. Most people would have crushed it.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:47 PM   #142
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Beats cutting up a 1/4 panel. Nicely done and when finished will look just as good as new.
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:19 PM   #143
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Cut and welded the '71 164 restoration quarter panel. This looks like a lot more fun.

I think that this car deserves at least the Ford V8 upgrade, maybe the LSx version.

At least a turbo Volvo.
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:33 PM   #144
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Got a little work to do on the trunk/fender gap on that side, or is that just the way the picture makes it look?
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Looking good.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:10 PM   #146
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Dude. This is really impressive. Good work, I'm glad you saved that 242. Most people would have crushed it.
I really lucked out, having Larry volunteer to help.
I do love to see cars back on the road.
I'm not there yet, but soon.
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Beats cutting up a 1/4 panel. Nicely done and when finished will look just as good as new.
It'll look decent for sure.
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Cut and welded the '71 164 restoration quarter panel. This looks like a lot more fun.

I think that this car deserves at least the Ford V8 upgrade, maybe the LSx version.

At least a turbo Volvo.
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Got a little work to do on the trunk/fender gap on that side, or is that just the way the picture makes it look?
Both, latch is off and it's not sitting tight.
But, it is a bit off. Have to split the difference.
Body is just a tad out of square.
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Looking good.
Thanks!

Have to resupply my sanding supplies and buy some primer.
Lots of work left to do!
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Anyone need a quarter panel?
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:38 AM   #147
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NONHOG, have you ever done such "final finishing" body work? I'm impressed with your straightening accomplishments.... never watched anyone hammer & torch, but have heard of it from an old timer.

In my youth I did multiple cars..... I grew up in the rust belt and there was plenty of opportunity :-)

Regarding getting those long dimensions and arcs "straight" as we used to say, it is truly a manner of feel. I've no desire to do such work again, but the best measuring stick was to run a sensitive hand (dusted up with sanding bondo dust) and then feel the panel with your eyes closed. I can't describe it any other way..... when it is straight and all those arcs are restored to OEM, you can feel it. You run that dusted hand in X, and Y directions, then diagonally.

If you have this experience, then you know what I mean. Good luck!
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:34 AM   #148
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“Larry came over today...” - I think this might be nonhog’s “old timer”...
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A 24 inch block and some "guide coat" paint should suffice to get that panel straight and flat.
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Old 12-19-2018, 02:33 AM   #150
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NONHOG, have you ever done such "final finishing" body work? Good luck!
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A 24 inch block and some "guide coat" paint should suffice to get that panel straight and flat.
I have done a small amount of finishing before.
It's been years.
This will be the largest I have done.
I'm excited to see how it goes.
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