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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by terribleted » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:11 pm

Remember this area does not fit flush at the back edge (lid sticks out farther than the 1/4 panel mating with the cast cove trim piece). It does need more curve down for sure. Its a shame Mart I have thrown away panels that were way better than what you have to work with. The car is looking excellent anyway!!
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Unread post by mart » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:50 am

the cast cove trim pieces are already fitted and moulded in. The repair was done away from the car so I guess a little fettling is to be expected

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Unread post by terribleted » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:57 am

Ah I was wondering what was going on in the cove trim area. You have some work to do indeed.
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Unread post by mart » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:49 am

Yes, its going to take a bit of fettling to get a good fit...perhaps I should just use rivets and bondo, instead of welding new steel into it.... much faster and easier....but my conscience wont allow it

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Unread post by viewmaster » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:01 pm

mart wrote:Yes, its going to take a bit of fettling to get a good fit...perhaps I should just use rivets and bondo, instead of welding new steel into it.... much faster and easier....but my conscience wont allow it

You know...i have been watching and reading this post, gleening all the knowledge and technique that i could from it, and asking questions. But with that last comment...Mart, i have lost a big ammount of respect for you sir. That was totally uncalled for!!! I have no affiliation or relation to SteveH, so it is with a bystanders mind that i am telling you this. You went into his post and provoked him re: what he was doing...i had thought you buried the hatchet, but appearantly not. Now...you take another shot at him on your own post.

Shame on you Mart...you should delete your own last comment.

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Unread post by SteveH » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:34 pm

Thanks VM, but really it is Ok. Mart has good reason to be touchy about sub-standard repairs and every right to post his thoughts and opinions here on his thread. I felt the same way you reacted, but then I considered his experiences with his car. If I had the opportunity I would be just as particular on mine.
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Unread post by mart » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:38 am

I made no reference to anyone regarding my comment about rivets and bondo, that is how my car was restored by the previous owner, which looked fine to the untrained eye, but was in a dangerous condition in my opinion. The part I was referring to is not structural or safety dependent , but having done all previous repairs in the correct way, I could not bring myself to do a quick bodge on the lid

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Unread post by mart » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:39 pm

getting bored with the slow progress of the vair, so I bought this from CA....a bit ratty but No rust and an he seems to be an honest seller,Steve Dennish, you may have heard of him. It hasn't arrived yet...looking forward to having another old car to cruise in....I love the Merc, but its just too new
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Unread post by mart » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:48 pm

Before and after pics....I often have to remind myself how far I have come
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Unread post by terribleted » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:51 pm

That Green car is the wrong brand though Mart:)
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Unread post by cad-kid » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:01 pm

Good luck on your newest project. It's something different (and that's a good thing)
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Unread post by mart » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:21 pm

cad-kid wrote:Good luck on your newest project. It's something different (and that's a good thing)
lets hope its more of a driver than a project :banghead:

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Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:41 pm

Anything happening on the bondo bucket?

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Unread post by mart » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:07 pm

Gregory_Miller wrote:Anything happening on the bondo bucket?
I was hoping to paint it this year, but I got a little too involved with the Maverick. Now the Maverick is safe to drive , I can get a little more done, the engine cover is still a little off, so that is my next priority

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Unread post by mart » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:09 am

Almost time to get the paint brush out ....at last :banghead:
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Unread post by bbodie52 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:01 am

:not worthy: :tu: :clap:

Almost six years so far! But the outcome of all your labors is really looking good! I'll bet she looks great with fresh paint applied!!

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