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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. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 4,783


    Cool look forward to seeing the progress
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  2. It loos like a great save in process.
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  3. Pity the sandblaster too. Can you imagine what a dusty mess he had to clean up.
  4. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,766

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    DAMN! you've got a big job ahead of you.
    The good news, you can do a pretty terrible job and still be proud that it looks better than when you started.

    Sure hope he had an idea how bad it was before bringing it home from the blasters.
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  5. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,103

    from Burton, MI

    Holy crap. Literally...
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  6. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,818


    I let out an audible gasp when I saw that first picture of the roof. Wow!

    I don't know who "built" it, what was paid or any of those details, but I do know the car is worth saving and I'm glad it made it into your hands instead of someone who may have either scrapped it altogether or just continued building based on what had already been done.

    The job is looking good so far!
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  7. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,074


    Dont even know what to say about as purchased.
    Looks like its in the right place now.
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  8. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,693

    from Nebraska

    Sure have to give you credit for taking this on and fixing it properly!
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  9. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 3,066

    Speed Gems

    WOW! I guess when they said they were going too fill the roof they really "filled the roof"....With bondo! :eek:
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  10. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,569

    from oregon

    I actually think I threw up in my mouth a little.
    Yep, ya gotta really want it.
  11. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,261


    I can't do body work, but could do better than that!!!:eek:
  12. That wasn't body work, that was sculpture with bondo.

    Charlie Stephens
  13. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,928

    from Michigan

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  14. May God help you... Was that thing dredged up off of the ocean floor? Whats left is thin so I hope you can do something with it..
    Makes me thankful that my pickup was only half rotted.
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  15. 340HilbornDuster
    Joined: Nov 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,916


    Ooh...$#!T.......Good Job!
  16. I've uncovered stuff like that before, but not all in one project. Amazing!!!
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  17. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,855

    A Boner

    Good save!
    Probably was an extra thick skim coat, and a fancy paint job away from making it to Barret Jackson.
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  18. Question; just how many pounds of bondo did you remove from that?
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  19. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,928

    from DFW USA

    Would probably be $$ ahead to sell that as the lower remnants for someone else to use, then find a better body for a builder.

    But it sure is fun watching you fix this one. :D go man go
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  20. I guess I don’t understand what the thought process was for whoever did that. The amount of work involved to do something so bad had to be way more than just doing it right!

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  21. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,105


    There wasn' enough money in the budget for another body. He is too deep in this one and would loose way too much money selling it. Best just to move forward.
    And yes if he had to pay by the hour it may not be affordable to fix it. I'm helping him out and getting the let left over body parts....4 sedan quarters, the shitty doors and the cowl sides. I see a tub in my future...
    I was hoping to build a B400 out of the left overs...but the doors are scrap from te belt line up
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  22. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,105


    I hate to discourage and downgrade some one's work.....but when you do shitty work like this and cover both sides with filler to hide it and then sell it for double what it's worth......sorry I have no respect for you....sell your tools and take up stamp collecting!!
  23. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,773


    That roof had to have taken at least 4 gallons of bondo. Don't ask how I know that.
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    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 1,236


    Someone got a Stick Welder and a 55 Gallon Barrel of Bondo for Christmas.

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  25. May the Deuce gods smile down on you for this heroic effort. Makes mine look positively pristine.:rolleyes:
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  26. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,182

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Agreed. Shitty welding is one thing. It's another thing to use a cement trowel and primer to hide shit work with gallons of bondo. It's outright fraud.
    I thought I'd seen it all; chicken wire, soda cans pop riveted, fiberglass and newspaper. ironically, this one has more metal and welding involved than doing it right.
    Good reminder to bring along a magnet and look/feel just as closely to all the inner surfaces of the sheetmetal panels when buying a body/car.
  27. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,820


    We've all seen body patches, now we've seen body shingles. Nice save Clark!

  28. Hey I know that feeling !!
    Did it come from Michigan by chance? :rolleyes:
    Looks like you've got the mindset to fix it right & When your done with it, there will be so little left of what you guys bought you'll wonder why you bought and paid for it any way.
    Looking good so far.
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  29. They don't know any better,
    The have yet to realize their work is inferior :p:D
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  30. That’s what I don’t understand! We have the internet, filled with articles, pics, how tos, etc that in 2018 there’s no reason for such ignorance.

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