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Old 06-04-2010, 05:35 PM
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Now it is really starting to look better. I ended up choosing a 1970 GMC short bed rear half repair panel. The blazer was two piece R and L. The truck panel was one piece. It was about as much to ship as purchase. 400.00+







Lots of edge work to do.







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Old 06-04-2010, 08:35 PM
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Looks great! I've been subscribed for a couple of weeks now.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:02 AM
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Absolutely beautiful work. Wish I had that sort of talent. I generally just cut up other bodies for repair parts.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:51 AM
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Thank you for the comments. I am pleased with how it is looking. The bed panel was the cats meow. I'll post more pictures when I can. I started uncovering my 69 1414x next to this 1970. I am starting to get reinterested in the old girl. It has been down for 8+ years now. I know no excuses.

Stay tuned...
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:46 AM
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NICE METAL WORK!!!!!!!! TUNING IN
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:00 PM
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Nice work, glad I found this post. I welded in my first ever body panel yesterday. Welds were pretty ugly, nothing the grinder took care of that. I didnt burn any holes so Im happy. Nice to see what its supposed to look like. Any chance you could make up a few extra of those pieces for under the rear tail lamps?? If you do I'll take 2.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:06 PM
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Wow that is insanely cool... can you do my 86 when it finally rusts away? Subscribing to this thread...
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:28 PM
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Nice work, glad I found this post. I welded in my first ever body panel yesterday. Welds were pretty ugly, nothing the grinder took care of that. I didnt burn any holes so Im happy. Nice to see what its supposed to look like. Any chance you could make up a few extra of those pieces for under the rear tail lamps?? If you do I'll take 2.


If you knew how long that tiny little piece took. I probably put it back 150 times fitting it up. And the cursing...
I can honestly say I hope I don't have to make some for my personal rig. There was more than a day involved.
I used a few different post dolly's. But the only special tool I needed was a shrinker stretcher unit. Harbor freight sells them. But I would recommend a Lancaster.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:38 PM
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I have been pretty busy. I lost a couple family members a month apart at the start of this year. It's been a hand full trying to liquidate a home and carry on a life as it was. I am lucky to have a very understanding owner.

I spent some time terminating the stampings back into the floor. I ended up grafting in some special shaped stampings from a couple of scraps. It took some time but looked a bit better when set in place.



Now to fill all the gaps and make it flat.















I need to use the hat channel under the floor to duplicate the completely rusted one under the rear seat well. It will be a bit before I can secure the floor in. I'll keep posting when I have something to show.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:06 AM
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Got a few more things done. I have finished the GMC bed patch panel. The rest of the body is sagging and the tops of the shocks are hitting the new floor. I will set the body on new metal and mounts and that should do it.

Talk about using a bunch of filler rod.












Using 303 protectant long term to rehydrate the rubber filler necks. A buddy of mine treated several dried M715 gaskets and brought them back to near new soft condition. We are talking about months of near daily sprays. It's an amazing product.




I have moved to the front floor pans. I'll try to get some more up soon.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:29 AM
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I would just about give a limb to acquire the skill (and time) to do that level of sheet metal fab/repair/weld/etc... looking fantastic!
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:15 AM
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Incredible work bud and incredible skills!
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:17 AM
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WOW!! that is amazing work
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:01 AM
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Wow, this looks like heaps of fun. Very impressive. I wish I had the time/skill/space/tools to do metal work like this.

Interesting that you use the jig saw here - I too have used the jig saw to cut out panels and found it a very effective method.

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Old 07-09-2010, 11:41 AM
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Geez, you guys are gonna give me a big head. I am seriously new to this. I got some cool training at a extreme high end shop, but the work went away with the economy. I was bummed and would have worked for free if I could.
I figure it's only metal right? It can be moved.

And yes the skil saw works great for sheet metal.

Thanks for the words. There is something to be said about following your bliss. Unseen doors will open. And they have.

Thank you.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:24 PM
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I hate to be a broken record here, but wow...that is some outstanding metal work there!
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:49 AM
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You can never have too many Vise-grips and C-clamps. They just make life more easy. Looks great man!
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:08 AM
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And I need more visegrips!

I got a little more done. The floor was toast. A good reason for carpet instead of the original rubber or vinyl mat. Fortunately the hat channels and the rocker were excellent. I needed a new toe piece in front of the patch panel.
And new floor between the patch panels.









Everything is rough cut. Lots of fitting left.



More to follow.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:41 AM
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I've been collecting links to rust repair projects for a while. This thread was added. Here are a couple that you guys might like:

http://spi.forumup.org/viewtopic.php?t=1939&mforum=spi

http://www.autobody101.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8047
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