1962 Chevy Pickup

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:43 pm
The front grille and housing had a few dents in them:
Front Grill Dents.jpg


Disassembled:
Front Grill Insert.jpg


Stripped the majority of the old paint and put two coats of epoxy primer on, then started working on the dents.
First pic is of the top side of the dent:
Grille Housing Dent.JPG


Second pic is the bottom side:
Grille Housing Dent 1.JPG


After some hammer and dolly work and a little filler:
Grille Housing Dent Repaired.JPG


The Grille insert was a bit of a challenge. The first pic shows the left side with a straight edge on it:
Grille Insert Left Side.JPG


This was the right side in the same area:
Grille Insert Right Side.JPG


You can see by the build primer that I didn't catch that bend when fixing the dents and dings.
Took some doing but got it straightened. Sprayed three coats of base tonight, will spray the clear tomorrow.
Grille Housing Base Coat.JPG
1968 Coronet R/T


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Shot the clear today:
Grille Housing Finished.JPG

Grill Insert Finished.JPG
1968 Coronet R/T


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:08 am
Wow! Your really going at it getting a Lot done. Looks great!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:52 pm
Reassembled grille:
Grille Reassembled.JPG


Pulled the front fenders and found they both have been "patched" previously:
Front Fender Patch Right.JPG

Front Fender Patch Left.JPG
1968 Coronet R/T


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