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Motivate me to do some bodywork!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by young'n'poor, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. oldrelics
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,728

    from Calgary

    Little by little, keep pluggin away. I'm in the middle of bodywork too, seems relentless and my fingers bleed, but when I look back I've come a LONG way.....
  2. 33sporttruck
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
    Posts: 532


    I have a good friend (30 year friendship) who is a ornamental iron worker, fabricator and blacksmith. For years when it came to sheet metal (body work) Mike would come by to get patch panels and welding done. He was afraid that he would screw something up !!!
    I finally got him motivated and he has become quite good with the thinner gauge metals.
    The only way to motivate him was to move 400 miles away and tell him to get screwed. We talk often and the friendship is still strong.
    You can do this and floors are the best place to start. Floors are usually carpeted later and in many cases the bottoms are under coated. If you do not want under coat, use Duplicolor Spray Bed Liner (it lays flat when dry) Good Luck, Jeff
  3. Groovybaby6
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
    Posts: 748

    from Denver

    You will not laugh! You will not cry! You will do bodywork!

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  4. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,359

    from Mayberry

    make it happen. I understand your apprehension. I hate making that first cut on my own car. I have NO such issues if it's someone elses. go figure
  5. simplyconnected
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 64


    I'm guilty too. Right now my excuse is the weather here in Detroit. I wish I had a heated garage and fire under my @$$. I have just about everything else I need.
  6. rat pup
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 142

    rat pup
    from houston

    Just think of the fruits of your labor, well worth it!
  7. walter
    Joined: Nov 4, 2007
    Posts: 618


    I was feeling guilty that I had not turned a wrench since Thanksgiving when I saw this thread. I just went out to the garage to get busy and picked up the tourch. Yep!! out of gas. Climbed over the boy's chopper (he just needed a warm place to put a new tire on 6 weeks ago and has not returned) to get a piece of wood to finish the floor in the Roadster Yep!! got moved and could't get to it. No problem I just moved a couple of things my wife has put out there over the last couple of months Yep!! small table fell off big table and hit her new Buick. Yep!! scratch and dent. I shut off the Heater, locked the door, tomarrow I will get the Wifes car to the body shop, call the boy to get his bike GONE, get my bottles filled, and think about what posessed me to try to work on the roadster in the first place!!
  8. nummie
    Joined: Jul 7, 2010
    Posts: 214


    Keeping this as my background on my computer seems to help me ImageUploadedByTJJ1364366116.760704.jpg

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  9. wheels1950
    Joined: Jun 13, 2001
    Posts: 550

    from PA. USA

    Now I'm completely disgusted
    Youse guys know how to rub it in
    I did start back on the car tho
  10. jimstro16
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Posts: 239


    I can't ride ya for not doing body work.

    I hate it so much that when I got sick of doing it I just went out and got another project. Then decided I wouldn't do any bodywork to it at all. Just build a driver.

    Good luck. I can't get motivated on it either.
  11. hellsgaterods
    Joined: Dec 8, 2010
    Posts: 534


    Ill give you the same advice I got from another hot rodder when I was whinnin' about metal work. "SHUT THE F#CK UP AND DO IT!" Good advice. Ive put almost a whole new bottom on my 55 plymouth and radiused the rear wheel wells, now quit readin and get to workin


  12. OK,it's been more than a month,are you finished or have you even started?

    Playing on the computer ain't gonna get it done! HRP
  13. Von Richthofen
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 246

    Von Richthofen

    Yep go do it i,m no guru but workin metal sure makes the days B,S.
    go away .

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