Bodywork 101
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Here is the area in front of the left wheel well cut out. I was going to try to save this section but after poking around it was too far gone to save. I used a patch panel from Sherman & Assoicates and cut around the rust until I got to solid metal

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You can see the black spot on the inner rocker. this is the POR 15 ocating I gace to the metal after I had cut out the bad spot and welded in a patch. The POR 15 coating will stop any future rust here.

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I have measured around the cuts and trimmed the patch panel to go over the spots by about an inch. This will give me a nice size to double-cut both panels and satrt the welding

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Here is the patch panel started to be welded on. As on all my patches I cut both panels together and this leaves a small gap between the panels that is easily welded. Take your time and fit the panels many times before welding as a little extra time here makes the final works so much easire and smoother.

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This is waht it looked like after the welds are dressed and the panel is finished!

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These are the first coats of Duroglass filer. I like using Duroglass as the first coat as it is super strong and provides a great base for the remaining fillers.

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The panels has been filled and blocked smooth so it is ready for primer and paint. None of the filler in this shot came out to more that 1/16" thick so it will be smooth and not have any problems in the future.

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This is what the car looked like after blocking it with 220 grit paper. This was done to smoothe our the old paint and give a good base for the primer. My wife has many hours in blocking this car.

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In this shot you can se where I have painted the behind the grille area black as was the original. I used 30 degree flattened black and masked along the original paint lines. I have to admit that I probally got it smoother than the factory but what the heck it looks nice.


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