1970 Pro Street Custom Camero Project

This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    As you make the adjustments, spot it in place behind the adjustment. This locks it in place. Verify constantly that the level plane has not changed. After it is locked in, weld the spaces in between slowly while still verifying plane and keep the metal cool as you weld to avoid warpage.
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    Quarter panel pillar at roof seam. All lead removed.
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    I Cut the splice with a plasma cutter and cleaned and trimmed to fit. It must fit level to both quarter and roof. It must sit just on the beveled edges perfectly or there will be additional work created.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    Once trimmed and set to fit verify that it is level on both sides. Some adjustments may need to done for the roll to be correct.
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    Because of the depth of the seam in comparison to the plane there is a natural gap between the seam and the splice. To keep the integrity of the splice, I am using plug welds to fill the gap and increase strength of the splice.
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    Between welding constantly verify the plane is still intact. Make adjustments as needed. Pocket knife works great to make small adjustments, but use whatever works without creating peaks and valleys.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    Rear 1/4 taillight area after welded and sealed, closeup
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    This is the roof line. The strap was made flush prior to welding. Weld through primer was used for added moisture protection.
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    Rear 1/4 taillight area in progress
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    Steel strap was added and shaped prior to welding.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    I am having to weld this in .25 to .50 inch at a time. Then the metal has to be cooled. Some use water. I frown on this. Bare steel and moisture is asking for trouble. I suggest air.
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    This is the left 1/4 pnl rear glass channel now. It has been lifted and narrowed with a clean steel edge.
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    1/4 pnl to roof seam. Filler patch pnl added
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    My camera stopped working after taking this picture...lol
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    Fabricated replacement patch panel
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    Making smooth numbers front and rear with super tight fit that will require adding steel before getting recromed
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    Poorly done old rust repair right fender rear lwr
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    Right fender rear lower correctly repaired
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    Making smooth bumpers
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    This project was in progress before I started on it today. It will and does have a lot of modification. The challenge presented to me is to repair existing damage with no bondo or plastics. All lead is to be removed and as you see in the picture metal must be spliced in and made level using no lead or plastics or polyesters. I accept the challenge.
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    Rear lower valence before
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    Rear lower valence after
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    Attempting to make all gaps at 1/8 in an no more. Right side 1/4 panel to door and door to fender are now 1/8" or less. Nice and tight.