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Old 06-05-2013, 05:53 PM
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Famous last words.... We thought it was going to be a real nice car as well.

This is what came back from the acid dipper.



At what point during this incredible metal work do you think this guy thought to himself..."Yup, I think its ready for paint!" It is amazing how something that looked as good as the original car, could end up like this. We looked the car over pretty well before disassembly and had no idea of what laid underneath.



What was left of the wheel opening and outer wheel house.


There wasn't a wave, a bubble, a sand scratch, a shrinkage mark... nothing anywhere in this quarter. the trim fit nicely all around the convertible top... no signs of what was underneath. Oh well, nothing that an entire parts catalog can't fix!
WTF....?!! Rest assured though, this baby is in the best hands possible.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:56 PM
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That's all I can express on that.
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The dippers pulled a fast one on you. That's incredicble - in bad way - the before and after.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:11 PM
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I wonder if that guy just wrapped up the trim in tape. Put down a bunch of filler and pressed that trim right into and pulled it back off before it was completely hard. Then just sanded to the indention....Always wonder how some of those guys do that.
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Is that what sonny was driving on the causeway in the God Father??
I feel your pain.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:43 PM
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Wow can you say artist. It looks much better now, I was looking at the pictures on your web site. Nice job on getting back from that.
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Wow! Can't believe they were able to hide that much rot without showing some signs.
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The "bodyman" spent more time hiding that mess than it would have been to fix it the right way.
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Two thoughts occur to me when I see those pictures -

1) Wow, I'm pretty good at body/metal work ! Anything I"m doing is 25* better than that, and it looked good under paint !

2) Wow, bondo is amazing ! Whatever flaws I have in my metal work will be easily remedied !

Ha ha.

Its true though, I haven't spent years doing bodywork or been around it much, but I enjoy fabrication and metal work, and sometimes get down on my work after perusing photos from the pros like Roadster Shop, and then once in a while I'll see the kind of underneath work done by all sorts of collision shops and so called restorers, and how much junk they actually cover up, I realize that what I"m doing is actually pretty decent and will be just fine under paint, even if a far cry from the standards of the professional craftsmen.
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The "bodyman" spent more time hiding that mess than it would have been to fix it the right way.
^^ This ^^
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