The metal work is incredible.
I can do it, but filler and primer are my more favorite mediums
Show off your work! Anything from final results to full start-to-finish project journals.
You have to watch your filler AND Primer coats too much too thick and they can crack or worse. Learning Metal work will serve you well in this Hobby.
For those that don't have welders Adhesives are a Good and acceptable alternative in a many cases for causemetic sheet metal repairs.
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I get your point. Mine is I don’t dig having to resurrect stuff.
When I say I can do it, I mean I can excel at it but do not prefer it.
The statement about my favorite medium is a play on the phrase from The Christmas Story, where the fathers favorite medium was vulgarity vs. oils or clay.
I do that.
If it is not exterior sheetmetal that has to be exact and visible, I’m making my own
I replaced the entire door hinge area on the Spirit GT the second time I painted the car on both sides with segments cut from a donor car.
If I started a project it would not be one to cut out floors, quarters and cowls.
I’ve seen plenty of restos online that span over a decade. Cool for some but not for me.
I purchased my TA because the floors and bones were sound.
No shade being tossed, just an objective statement.
I have a gallon can of filler that served me through the entire TA and the Camaro and still have a third left. Most of the other two thirds was left on the floor.
Your point on adhesives is very poignant. I blew away the inner structure of the sail panel with the roof replacement to make the fitment easier. With the car having a cage I am not worried about rigidity or optics. I thought about making the repairs with sheet metal in the interior using panel bond material, and a layer of fiberglass fabric to give a smooth surface. Well see.
I got to get pictures from today onto Imgur to post.
I got the roof fitted better but then got sidetracked modifying the base from my cousins old parts washer to the new one he bought from Snap On. I’m pretty satisfied with the fit. The rear is absolutely perfect. The two A pillars are close but will need a tweak or two to match and weld up. The car is getting Lexan so there will be a little room for error.
I wish I had a TIG to work with and learn do sheetmetal with that. We have a MIG at my cousins shop and I have a flux core unit in my garage. We’ll see if this turns into a side hustle to warrant getting one some day.
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Incredible work as always! This is going to be a really nice truck
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