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1960 Oldsmobile Forum • View topic - Slow but steady progress on the bodywork

Slow but steady progress on the bodywork

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Slow but steady progress on the bodywork

Postby greg pettit on Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:45 pm

Before anyone laughs at the pictures that follow, bear in mind that I have never, ever done extensive bodywork of this nature. I am certain that I have made many mistakes, but I have learned quite a bit by doing this.

The three projects going on with the Olds right now are: Removal and replacement of the rusted out tail panel, removal of the side trim and welding the holes up, and repairing the rusted out lower fenders.

The tail panel.....it is painted gloss black as a trial to be sure the seam where we welded it back together had been covered:

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The driver's side quarter panel with the welded holes prior to body work:

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The driver's side door, trim holes welded and body work complete:

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The driver's lower fender, 90% complete:

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Re: Slow but steady progress on the bodywork

Postby super88dan on Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:52 pm

I so don't have the patience. Just this weekend, my Saturn Wagon was giving me problems... I f'd around with a jump and crap. Nothin. So, flatbed to the Dealer (you all know what happens when the dealer gets in to it) grab your ankles. Flatbed, battery, pos cable, bla, bla bla $375.00! Faq, I could have changed the battery for S70.00. Here's the real fun, Saturn doesn't supply NAPA with Positive cables! Bastards!!! Gee, I wonder why dealers are having problems getting people to come to them? The whole Saturn thing, where they control the public access to the parts. My bike rack was only available through Saturn. It's the same as every other station wagon except, the 2000 SW2 has one piece different. :twisted:
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Re: Slow but steady progress on the bodywork

Postby greg pettit on Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:21 pm

I don't have much patience either, but I have even less $$$ to spend on this project, so I'll use what little patience I have left.....lol....

I don't want to put $5,000 worth of paint and bodywork on a car that will probably never be worth more than $2,500...
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Re: Slow but steady progress on the bodywork

Postby toolbox on Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:02 pm

Looks like you're making great progress!! Body work is always slow...it took me months working on it every day to finish mine, and it could have been a lot worse. Good thing I was in college and had time to spare :lol: . Looks great though...I'm sure it'll come out just fine.
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Re: Slow but steady progress on the bodywork

Postby greg pettit on Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:49 pm

Thanks for the moral support, it is much needed, and much appreciated!

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