1968 Plymouth GTX

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:35 am
And I thought I was busy :rotfl:


Ok you get a Pass, lol Just curious been a while since we heard anything had to go looking to find this thread and wanted to keep it alive you do good work!.
Did you get a Chance to open the Big Box and check out the New Parts???


Just keeping My daily drivers going is keeping me busy right now myself
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Floor pan and trunk floor look great. The drip rails also look correct but I haven't opened the roof skin box yet. Generally everything I get from AMD is top notch.
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I here good things about AMD I have to try them out.

I am looking forward to your progress on this one.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:32 pm
Just read through this. Very nice work so far! I have the same media blaster. I changed the tip out to this:

https://www.amazon.com/Large-Ceramic-Sa ... 48&sr=8-48


The work way better!! They have different diameters too.



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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2021 7:18 am
Browsing around looking back on some old threads and can only comment it was good you got those other house and shed projects done before the price of wood exploded

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2021 8:57 am
RamblerRacer wrote:Browsing around looking back on some old threads and can only comment it was good you got those other house and shed projects done before the price of wood exploded

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Yes it was. Still working on a house remodel for our church. Just finished the drywall and hoping to spray texture tomorrow. Then I can let others do most of the work painting and installing trim.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:01 am
Well the other projects are finally done. Just waiting for the guy to pick up his Dodge Dakota so I can have my paint booth back. :happy:

The Driver's door is looking really good so I decided to get the passenger door out and start working on it.
Here's a picture of the door still on the car but it shows the how badly damaged this door is.

Door Passenger Damage 1.JPG


I will post some pictures once I get started on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:56 pm
Keep in mind that I am new to this metal working stuff.

After some bumping, prying and pulling a couple of studs, I got to this point:
After Some Bumping Stud Pulling.JPG


I used a flexible straight edge to keep an eye on the profile and a stiff straight edge to check for low and high spots.
Checking the Profile.JPG

Using a Straight Edge.JPG


Since the crease from the damage extended so far down the door, I decided to work from the top down so as to have an area to match the damaged metal too.

First I began to sand it with with my air file and 36 grit to reveal the highs and lows. The car was covered in a light gray primer (looks white now) so as that comes off the blue begins to show. You can see a lot of bare metal showing in different places so this is going to take some work.

Air File and 36 grit.JPG

Revealing Highs and Lows 2.JPG


Since I am new to the metal working stuff, I had to resist the desire to tap down all the bare metal spots.
In this next picture you will see the metal is pretty even under the straight edge, but look above the straight edge and you see more bare metal.
High or Low 2.JPG


When I put the straight over that area, the metal looked nearly the same as below it. Also keep in mind that the profile in this area looked real good. Therefore, I need to raise the white and blue areas to the level of the metal.
I did this by bumping it, running the air file over it, bumping it some more and repeat.

When I decided to quit for the night this is how things were starting to look:
Some Progess.JPG


It is time consuming but I don't mind since it is MY car and the guy working on it, isn't charging me anything. :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:34 pm
After some more tweaking:
Some Progress 1.JPG
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:08 am
Looking real nice! :goodjob:
I might suggest that a Shrinking disk is real effective on the Hi spots.
I would also add that using Ink as a Guide coat either from a Big black marker OR Machinist dye followed with A course flat File to find hi & low spots. even as close as you have it you'll be amazed by what can still be there.
I highly recommend checking b4 paint, filler and blocking.

The metal wants to go back to its original stamped state all it needs is a little help.
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