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02/25/2015 at #5317
The Emberglo paint was hiding many secrets on the body shell, like the holes in the quarter panels.
Numerous pinholes and previously damaged areas were revealed after paint stripping.
The Go Green crew rinsed the body shell and we rolled the body shell into the paint booth for epoxy primer.03/05/2015 at #5392
There are numerous areas that will require repairs.
This is below the rear package tray.
Other quarter panel:03/05/2015 at #5393
There are areas of the frame that require reconstruction as well.03/05/2015 at #5394
The parts were then coated with black epoxy primer.03/05/2015 at #5395
The body was primed, save for the areas we knew we were removing.03/06/2015 at #5396Frank SzymkowskiParticipant
looking good guys.. Love that new media blasting too. Really works. god. Better then the old days when we used chemical stripper and almost passed out from the fumes and the burnt skin03/06/2015 at #5401
Quite the archeological dig you have with this one. I’m liking it!07/08/2015 at #6004
Quite the archeological dig you have with this one. I’m liking it!
Yes, and the digging gets deeper…
The frame on this car had some obvious repairs over the years. We noticed that these large sections of angle iron steel were added to “fix” something… wonder what it is?
After a little cutting with a wheel on both sides of the frame…
… these giant holes were revealed on the driver’s and passenger side of the frame! Yucko.07/08/2015 at #6005
Obviously, the correct way to repair this stuff is not to just hide it under a patch. The top side of the frame was still intact. Out comes the rusty metal.
We measured the rails and determined that 2” x 2” box channel is a perfect fit inside the stock rails. We elected to leave all 4 sides of the box tube intact to add a little more rigidity to the stock frame. The reinforcements were MIG welded in place, and ground flush.07/08/2015 at #6006
It’s hard to tell the repair ever occurred.07/08/2015 at #6008Frank SzymkowskiParticipant
some nice work there.. 🙂07/23/2015 at #613007/23/2015 at #6131
A couple more “soft spots” were repaired on the chassis with new steel of a matching gauge.
The fully repaired frame was then brought back into the paint booth for epoxy repairs and final paint.07/24/2015 at #6136
Amazing the secrets these heaps spill when you prod them hard enough.
Sent from my SM-T217S using Tapatalk08/19/2015 at #6229
Any news on this sled?
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