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Old 08-09-2018, 09:55 AM
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How did you stretch the welds back up on the front header section to be so nice.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for all the compliments, I知 glad to hear everyone is thinking it痴 headed on the right track!

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Dude, has anyone told you that you are a master of understatement. That is as nice as anything I've ever seen. Period.
That honestly made me laugh out loud!ha. In all honesty I知 always overly critical of my work and always strive for it to be done better, faster and easier. Also the pictures have a hard time showing the remaining imperfections that the hand and eyes can feel / see in person. I知 happy with it for now, but will certainly go back and refine the remaining metalwork before any bodywork and priming starts (way down the road!)

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Luckily the header structure is strong and basically helped hold the edge shape very nicely. Very minimally I was able to slide a thin body spoon back and planish against it in a few spots. Also being in the collision industry I have a dent puller (sort of like a stud gun, but not really) that I was able to pull up a few low spots and finished with the shrinking disc.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:17 PM
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From small dumpy and boring to graceful and elegant - such genius!
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:13 PM
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Outstanding
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:43 AM
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Thank you just trying to learn.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:46 AM
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Dane,

You are a true artist! This has transformed the car so much, it is truly magnificent.
One question, the comment that you will finish metal working or refine the work before primer. Whats left to do, the pics' look like it is terrifically finished ready for paint.
Just a newbie trying to learn from a fantastic metal worker with really good postings too.

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Old 08-12-2018, 10:07 AM
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Dane,

You are a true artist! This has transformed the car so much, it is truly magnificent.
One question, the comment that you will finish metal working or refine the work before primer. Whats left to do, the pics' look like it is terrifically finished ready for paint.
Just a newbie trying to learn from a fantastic metal worker with really good postings too.

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Thank you very much.

As I mentioned earlier, the pictures hide some of the remaining imperfections and wobbles, etc. that I知 not 100% satisfied with. However, for now my biggest concern is to get the areas that I値l have no or limited access to finished as best I can and get the rest pretty darn good. Since I知 changing things so drastically I like to move around and try to get the major modifications 途oughed in so I know things are going to work visually, etc.

So down the road when I pretty much have all the metalwork / modifications wrapped up I値l go panel by panel and clean them up and finalize them one more time to get them the best I can. Sometimes you can work on one area so much you don稚 make any more improvements or progress....step away from it for a while and come back later with a fresh mind and things work out better usually rather than just 田hasing your tail around trying to get a certain wobble or low spot out for example.
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