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Old 09-17-2017, 04:18 AM
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Glad you were about to save it Jack

Thought you would have put some sort of coating behind the fender brace before welding it in though.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:34 PM
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I stripped down the damaged area of the right fender and it was worse than I thought. Some hack beat this dent out so viciously, he stretched the metal all out of shape. That's why the body line was half buried in filler in this area. Also, there was a crack in the wheel opening where the impact was and that was brazed up when he installed a hastily bent piece of round stock inside to try to restore the rigidity lost where the crack was. He brazed the rod in too. Wonderful!

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After some serious effort with a cut off wheel, I managed to get the rod out of the wheel opening without doing any further damage to the fender. I'll have to cut this area out and patch it but I won't do that till I have it bolted to the car. I started roughing in with a few different hammers and dollies to smooth out the metal some so I could see exactly where the stretching was the worst. After that, I used the torch to start shrinking. I did one round of shrinking, then some more planishing, then a second round of shrinking. The circle is the area where the crack was brazed.

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After a lot more hammer and dolly work, I've got it pretty close. I'm not going to take it to finished stage because I'll be doing a lot of welding next and that will probably require another round of planishing.

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Old 09-17-2017, 08:57 PM
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If you don't learn what to do with these......

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You'll have a tough time figuring out what to do with these.

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Old 09-18-2017, 04:42 AM
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Jack,

Firstly, thank you for your continued efforts in so clearly documenting what you're doing with this project.

Secondly, that last post is a great reminder of how important it is to master the basics before attempting more advanced techniques.

Thanks again, from Down Under.


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Old 09-18-2017, 09:41 AM
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Jack
thanks for another fantastic post.
your build is one I like to follow.
I learn a-lot from you just by following your thread.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:22 PM
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Nice work dumbass! .....
It's nice to know somebody else says that to themselves...

Seriously, thank you, Jack. I appreciate the overall thread and build, but seeing what tools and equipment you do (and don't) have is appreciated much more.
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