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Old 02-21-2022, 07:47 AM
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At least some things are going OK.
Welded and polished up.



















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Old 02-21-2022, 07:51 AM
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Old 02-22-2022, 12:02 AM
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Hard to find good help these days!
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Old 02-22-2022, 05:41 AM
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Hard to find good help these days!

You got that right. The worst thing is I do sheet metal for a living and fold hems regularly. D'OH!
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....might want to hammer/dolly that welded edge a bit - stretch out the shrink from welding.
Yep, done this before.
I use a deep reach double-face hammer for a solid swat.
I go evenly-paced down 3 inches - whack-whack-whack, same even spacing, same amount of hit .... and then check with straight-edge....
Calibrate your whacks.
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Old 02-22-2022, 05:14 PM
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....might want to hammer/dolly that welded edge a bit - stretch out the shrink from welding.
Yep, done this before.
I use a deep reach double-face hammer for a solid swat.
I go evenly-paced down 3 inches - whack-whack-whack, same even spacing, same amount of hit .... and then check with straight-edge....
Calibrate your whacks.



Thanks Kent.

I did hammer and dolly it some already and it's actually better than the pic shows now, but still needs more. I like to post these side effects for fellas following along to learn from my misery.


Seems all a guy sees online is a fella adding rod to edges and then afterwards a perfectly smooth panel as though this stuff doesn't happen to them.


I've moved on to the DS door to get away from the frustration for now.
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Old 07-14-2022, 05:31 AM
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Driver's door, more of the same. New edge on 3 sides and full bottom inner repair.






















































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Hi pugsy
WOW you are sure putting tons of hours into your car!
The results are fantastic.
I was wondering how you were planishing out the welds on the door skins, now the secret is out, the skin is only connected at the top.
Thanks for all your posting and pictures.
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Old 07-14-2022, 07:54 PM
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Hi pugsy
WOW you are sure putting tons of hours into your car!
The results are fantastic.
I was wondering how you were planishing out the welds on the door skins, now the secret is out, the skin is only connected at the top.
Thanks for all your posting and pictures.

Thanks Chris.
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Door jamb filler.






























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