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Hot Rods Fixing a big mess...the anniversary 32 sedan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Clark, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,123


    20171101_164454.jpg 20171101_164528.jpg 20171101_164543.jpg 20171101_164433.jpg A friend bought this mess for an anniversary present for his wife. The body was bought off of the HAMB here about a year ago. The pictures were bad and they mudded both inside and out to hide the "great" metal work and rot they just mudded over.
    Well it' time to fix the mess. We've got parts from 4 bodies to make it right. 20171101_164454.jpg
  2. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,517

    from Wa.St.

    Wow that's not going to rub out!
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  3. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,123


    Check out the back window is twisted and leaning out. Roof insert was also an inch off center. Chop was a 1/4 inch taller on one side 20180308_085310.jpg 20180308_085254.jpg 20180308_085328.jpg
  4. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 864

    Dan in Pasadena

    Yikes! I can’t imagine how thick the mud had to be to bury all those straps on that roof?
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  5. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,419


    wow that thing is pin holed . not a project for the faint of heart
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  6. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,400

    from Michigan

  7. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,879


    Wow what a pos... it just amazes me what some people do in the name of body work.
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  8. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,123


    Billy came by and we started cutting out the ugly. Thee car evidently sat on its roof and the bottom isn't too bad. 20180308_110450.jpg 20180308_114458.jpg
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  9. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,878


    Holy god. I thought I'd seen some pretty bad stuff before..
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  10. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,123


    And we started fitting and putting some of the replacement parts on. There' a lot of fitting and measuring to do.....but it's already looking better. 20180308_132016.jpg 20180308_155544.jpg
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  11. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,123


    Oh the paint sticks on the floor were stacked to shim the roof up! Front of the roof had a 2x4 shoved in for a "shim"
  12. :eek::eek::eek:
    You guys sure are taking a deep breath! Good luck with it, I'm looking forward to how you progress.
  13. Holy Cow,you got a ton of body work ahead of you,I'm subscribed. HRP
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  14. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 564

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Damn thats bad. Any pics of what it looked like when he purchased it?
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  15. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,355


    I will have to watch this.
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  16. DIYGUY
    Joined: Sep 8, 2015
    Posts: 883

    from West, TX

    Thank you. I feel really good about my work now.
  17. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,050

    from Dublin, OH

  18. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,123


    Here's the only pic I have of when he first got it. I looked for the for sale add but couldn' couldn't find it. 20180311_214051.png
  19. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,483

    from wareham,ma

    good you can repair that, looked like lasagna.
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  20. I hope it wasn't misrepresented and he didn't pay for a nice body. HRP
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  21. billsat
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
    Posts: 418


    I was reminded of my mother laying out dumplings on her cutting board when I saw the picture of the roof.
  22. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 2,576

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

  23. That's unreal! So have you shown these pics to the previous owner/butcher?
  24. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 3,168

    Corn Fed

    I've seen some bad bodywork in my time, but I think that takes the cake.
    It will be fun to watch it be done correctly.
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  25. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
    Posts: 541

    from tasmania

    good on you for fixing the car , I'm sure it will come out fine , who ever made the mess in the first place should of just left it be and sold to someone who could fix it I look forward to your progress
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  26. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,641


    That is the worst work I think I have ever seen , I can't believe that was done thinking it was a legit fix .. looks like a crook and a fraud case to me ... who is responsible for making that specimen?
  27. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,558

    Member Emeritus

    Wow. I like your approach to fixing the problem.
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  28. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,207


    Incredible patch work, your on the right path.
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  29. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,316


    A little feather-fill and you're golden! Seriously, you guys that take on these major, major projects absolutely amaze me. Thanks for saving another one!
  30. You guys are some brave (and talented) souls.

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