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1978 Malibu Project, 4th times a charm

Discussion in 'Chevrolet Monte Carlo / SS / Malibu' started by Wraith, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Wraith

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    Ugh, door day.

    Driver's has had a few heavy hits
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    But today was about the passenger side
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    I also took the time to fix stress cracks on the driver's side door, the latch was hashed and it had definitely been slammed for a while
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    Whipped up a plate to back the worst spot and plug welded it behind the door
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    We spent a few hours with my painter too going over paint chips and color codes, I think we found the colors we are going to use.
     
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    Stud gun measles and stress cracks I am all too familiar looks good though you're getting there
     
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    Interesting thread; gives me a lot of ideas for my car.
    Coming back is always a lot of fun.
    Awesome work, very well done and nice car.
    I´m excited how it looks, when it´ll be finished :)(y)
     
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    Door day....day 2.......
    We have assessed the door, tis dented from it's natural habitat, the parking lot. Some say it can't be fixed.....some say slug it full of Bondo.....my bodyman says otherwise.

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    While he was working I got to seam sealing and drip rail sealing

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    Self leveling stuff is clear, cool

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    Looking good
     
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    Groundhog day for the passenger door but finally ready for primer.

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    On to the driver side, less dings but the dents are deeper.

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    While he was working I started cleaning the nasty inner fenders from the 83' I'd parted out. Mixed up some of my magical degreaser and grabbed a scotch brite pad.

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    Threw them in the bay for storage for now.

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    Lookin gooooooooooood!
     
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    Forgot to add.... Apparently one side of my car was built on a Monday and the other a Friday with the way the A-pillars were welded.

    Driver's side

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    Passenger side

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    As you can see, all the cleaned up parts were missing welding, I took care of that today by buzzing that up to match the driver's side.
     
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    Man this build brings back memories. It will be worth all the hard work in the end. :cool:
     
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