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Old 09-02-2021, 08:47 AM
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That's a really clean looking set-up!
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Old 09-13-2021, 09:53 PM
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Have I mentioned that I truly hate body work? Two weeks and this is all I have to show for it. Found a couple of issues under the cracked and separated bondo on the cab mods by the previous owner.

Patience is a virtue and I'm lacking in that department. I just have to keep telling myself that now isn't the time to start taking short cuts.
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:17 PM
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Lots of work dealing with those recessed panels.

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Old 09-14-2021, 03:31 AM
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Man do I hate body work, better you than me.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:55 AM
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After having a trained body and paint guy working for me, I appreciate the amount of work and talent it takes to turn out a good job.
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:07 AM
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Oh, the troubles we go through to make things shiny I see you are trying to corral the dust to one area, this is my problem too, working on the fenders for the Packard, having everything happening in the same shop - the dust gets everywhere.
Do you put something on the really pitted areas to stop the rust, or just grind it all out? I swear my next build is going to be a ratty one, bodywork just takes too much time and the first paint chips make me wonder why I do it......
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:15 AM
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It is so easy to get caught up in the minutia of body work. Every square inch has to be perfect. Over and over and over again... I end up not getting anything done. Or so it seems. Building the ratty 39 I set rules. Weld up the cracks, grind them close, leave the scars, so folks know what junk I started with. So much easier. Kinda' fun. The jury is still out on the 28.
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Old 09-14-2021, 12:13 PM
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One of the best phrases I ever came up with is: "I'm not encumbered by perfectionism". And I live by it in the shop. (That's why none of my junk runs right)
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Old 09-14-2021, 02:20 PM
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I agree with what is said. Everyone should build ONE shiny project
Thatís why mine are not shiny any more
But the Jeep is looking really good.
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:48 PM
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I love doing body work.
It means Iím just that much closer to being done.
The dust is pervasive. Worse then dry wall dust in your house I think.😜
Looking good POPS. Donít weaken.
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