1978 Malibu Project, 4th times a charm

Wraith

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.
 
Clutch

Clutch

Comic Book Super Hero
Apr 7, 2017
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Brick NJ
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.
Stud gun measles and stress cracks I am all too familiar looks good though you're getting there
 
Martin S.

Martin S.

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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)
 
Wraith

Wraith

G-Body Guru
Jan 13, 2013
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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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Clutch

Clutch

Comic Book Super Hero
Apr 7, 2017
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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
 
Martin S.

Martin S.

Greasemonkey
Aug 17, 2017
105
112
43
Hamburg, Germany
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.
Looks extraordinary (y)(y)(y)(y)

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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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Wraith

Wraith

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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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TURNA

TURNA

Comic Book Super Hero
Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
Lookin gooooooooooood!
 
Wraith

Wraith

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Jan 13, 2013
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DFW, TX
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.
 
michmalibuman

michmalibuman

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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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