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Old 05-18-2019, 08:59 AM
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Thanks guys. It wasn't too bad getting it to this point other than where it was folded over so on itself. By the time I got that part nearly straighten out the metal started to split.

Still alot of time needed to get it close enough for a light skim coat of bondo.

I must be getting old or something. My shoulders and neck feel like I was on the other end of part of that hammer work this morning.

Torchie.... My Dad used to tell me "Shut up and listen, you might learn something." Thanks for the tips. I tried working on the fender with it mounted but wasn't having much luck so I got it on the welding table where I had a solid surface to beat on it. I learned a thing or two about light metal working.

It has been fun but I wouldn't want to have to do body work every day for a living..
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:16 AM
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Thanks guys. It wasn't too bad getting it to this point other than where it was folded over so on itself. By the time I got that part nearly straighten out the metal started to split.

Still alot of time needed to get it close enough for a light skim coat of bondo.

I must be getting old or something. My shoulders and neck feel like I was on the other end of part of that hammer work this morning.

Torchie.... My Dad used to tell me "Shut up and listen, you might learn something." Thanks for the tips. I tried working on the fender with it mounted but wasn't having much luck so I got it on the welding table where I had a solid surface to beat on it. I learned a thing or two about light metal working.

It has been fun but I wouldn't want to have to do body work every day for a living..
You are welcome POPS.
My concern with working it on the truck was getting any leverage from behind as it looked pretty squashed.
We are all glad that is it working out for you.
Your comment about not doing it for a living rings a bell for me as I decided that after doing it for about 6 years. Then I switched to the low impact life of being a Chef standing on his feet for 14 hours a day.
The lessons that I have retained for life were the ones that I learned by doing it my self.
Keep on keeping on....
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:54 PM
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lookin right pops!
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:59 PM
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Looking good, POPS!

Things could always be worse... imagine the grief if you had an expensive, shiny paint job!

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Old 05-20-2019, 07:09 PM
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Looks like a ton of panel beating with some really good results... I'm amazed you got it to move like that.... Nice job
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:24 AM
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Looking good, POPS!

Things could always be worse... imagine the grief if you had an expensive, shiny paint job!

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Damn, I thought that was a shiny paint job! It's getting there Pops...
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:29 PM
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A little more progress on the fender.

I also got my new rear end housing and axles today..I pestered enough people at Speedway that they gave me a 20% discount on one of their new manufactured housings with axles. That's better than I expected. It actually looks like a good piece.

Going to put a drain and fill plug in it before I put it together. Then put on the new brackets for the ladder bars.

Still haven't heard from the insurance company. If I don't hear from them by Friday I'll probably call and pester them a little.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:06 PM
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lookin right pops!
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[QUOTE=Dr Crankenstein;513704]Looking good, POPS!

Things could always be worse... imagine the grief if you had an expensive,
shiny paint job!

You got that right Doc!! I've decided the fancy paint job just ain't gonna happen. I've learned to like it with the 2 tone primer job and it's easy to touch up.



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Looks like a ton of panel beating with some really good results... I'm amazed you got it to move like that.... Nice job
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It hasn't been easy for a dummy like me that's new to major body work.

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Damn, I thought that was a shiny paint job! It's getting there Pops...
Thanks Smallfoot. The paint job is as shiny as it gets from me.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:19 AM
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That rear end housing looks like a nice piece
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:26 AM
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We'll make a body man out of you yet.POPS

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