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  • stugots
    started a topic fixing a dent

    fixing a dent

    this job come in today,,, its a dent

    im going to fix it,

    first i use a stud gun (it welds the sticks onto the panel) and start pulling the dent out.

    next i take pictures and post them to the internet.

    later i will use a hammer and dolly,, and start bondo and paint,, but we are not there yet.






  • stugots
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    color matched to perfection

    ill buff this out in the morning and collect my money!


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  • welder_one
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    looks pretty good so far...

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  • stugots
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    epoxy primer


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  • stugots
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    i always spray primer on bondo at the end of the day so water doesnt soak into it.

    i sanded that back off,, used a thin bondo to bondo the bondo and a powered guide coat,, again sanded off by hand.

    now its ready for the primer and ill blend the paints together on that panel, after that, i clear coat the entire panel.










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  • uhohjim
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    That scoop means the difference between a Lemans hood and a gto hood.......both of which are getting harder to find clean rust free examples of. I'm a big fan of saving stuff like that myself.........that's why I've got a pole building filled to the gills with crap I'll probably never use or need.......till right after iI get rid of it lol Jim

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  • stugots
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    when i did that 65 gto conv resto, i replaced the hood due to rust in the nose..


    i took my zip wheel and cut out the old 65 scoop section and sold it on ebay for 150.00 and trashed the rest of the hood.

    5-6 people wanted it too!

    just the scoop part with 2in of meat going around it.

    crazy, huh?

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  • uhohjim
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    Originally posted by SundownIII View Post
    Uho,

    Yeah. If you haven't figured it out, I was pulling his leg a bit.

    Nothing wrong with bondo if used properly. I first used it in the 60's with a Corvette I had. Little hard to use lead on fiberglas.

    Problem with bondo is that so many people use it wrong. Use it as a "crutch" to get around poor bodywork.

    This new hi-strength steel used today, I'm sure, would throw me a curve. I was taught how to use a torch and wet rag to shrink metal by my uncle more years ago than I care to think about. I'm sure it wouldn't work with todays materials.
    It still works ..Just a little more temperamental than the older stuff......I did some lead work recently on a 70 nova hood that I welded a cowl scoop on.........lemme tell yuh the hood took the heat no problem,the aftermarket scoop on the other hand wanted to walk all over.....had to refine my method a wee bit but it worked out ok.. Jim

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  • stugots
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    bumper bracket reinforcement technique

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  • SundownIII
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    Uho,

    Yeah. If you haven't figured it out, I was pulling his leg a bit.

    Nothing wrong with bondo if used properly. I first used it in the 60's with a Corvette I had. Little hard to use lead on fiberglas.

    Problem with bondo is that so many people use it wrong. Use it as a "crutch" to get around poor bodywork.

    This new hi-strength steel used today, I'm sure, would throw me a curve. I was taught how to use a torch and wet rag to shrink metal by my uncle more years ago than I care to think about. I'm sure it wouldn't work with todays materials.

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  • uhohjim
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    Originally posted by SundownIII View Post
    Bondo.

    Real bodymen use lead.
    You're not using lead on that area of a new car........more warpage than you'll want to deal with....coming froma bodyman who uses lead.

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  • stugots
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    yea,, i dont even want to deal with a dealership in the correct way, as im not the owner and i have no title,,, im hoping someone here may work for honda and could pm the code,,, so i dont need to do all that...

    in the morning im going to call dealership parts counters and try to sweet talk the code from someone over the phone.

    but im no good at sweet talking due to my abrasive personality.

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  • Blondie_486
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    Originally posted by stugots View Post
    i tell you what i do need,,,,, the stupid radio code for this honda

    the radio number is U2420 L2537

    hope someone here can get me it! LOL crosses fingers
    To get the radio code you will have to take the radio and the title to a Honda dealer (parts dept) and they can either look it up or call Honda and get it. The reason for all of this BS is to prevent theft. I had an Accord I had to do just that with. The part that ticked me off is when I pulled in the lot I hadn't even got out of my truck yet and they wanted to sell me a new car, then as I was leaving a different salesman (liar) tried the very same thing.

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  • Blondie_486
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    Originally posted by SundownIII View Post
    Bondo.

    Real bodymen use lead.
    Haven't you heard? Lead is now considered both environmentally and politically incorrect.

    I guess I'll be incorrect!

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