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Old 03-08-2007, 06:43 PM
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:45 PM
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What are you using crazy glue?
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You can get a 73 front clip on ebay for 200 dollars. Haven't checked on later models
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:51 PM
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What are you using crazy glue?
I'm using fiberglass resin and matting.
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I can see the "so far", but am having trouble finding the "so good"...?
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I can see the "so far", but am having trouble finding the "so good"...?
I havent had a chance to sand it yet, or fix the small spots. I dont have the money to get a clip right now, and it is challenging to get it lined up right. It is very solid and stable so far.
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now would be a good time to glass the whole front end in
and put the headlights down in the grille
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Originally Posted by 1Z87L8 View Post
now would be a good time to glass the whole front end in
and put the headlights down in the grille
Thats my plan
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DANG, thats a big job!!

But you saved a lot of money.
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I havent had a chance to sand it yet, or fix the small spots. I dont have the money to get a clip right now, and it is challenging to get it lined up right. It is very solid and stable so far.

My point is that repair will look like when finished/painted. You'll spend more time than it's worth. Save your $$$, buy a nose/clip and start fresh. It will be cheaper & look better in the long run.
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The repair looks good and the hood is great too![IMG][/IMG]
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My point is that repair will look like when finished/painted.
You don't know that!!

At least he has the heart to tackle
a job no one wants to touch.
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I dont have the money to get a clip right now.
Then your in the wrong hobby
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You don't know that!!

At least he has the heart to tackle
a job no one wants to touch.
And it is a lot of fun
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You don't know that!!

At least he has the heart to tackle
a job no one wants to touch.
I'm just providing some friendly advice to a youngster (based on my experience when similarly situated = young/broke/impatient).

I hope he proves me wrong and posts photos of a pristine car when finished.

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I'm just providing some friendly advice to a youngster (based on my experience when similarly situated = young/broke/impatient).

I hope he proves me wrong and posts photos of a pristine car when finished.

Youngster I'm 41.
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Thats my plan
Actually, to me, it looks like you are doing pretty well so far. I've done this type of work before and made it look perfect. It can be done. When you sand the repair use 40 grit under a wood sanding block to get the seams flat. The thing I would have done different is to have stripped the paint off the whole front and probably the entire car.

IMHO, you shouldn't glass-in the headlights and put them in the grill. I really hate that look. Keep 'em where they are supposed to be.

Btw, you probably should have posted this in the new "Paint/Body" section. You could let the moderator know it he will move it over if you wish.

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Originally Posted by wacked View Post
Youngster I'm 41.
That's still a "youngster" to some of us.

Don't let the naysayers slow you down or take the steam out of your enthusiasm. You look to be doing fine.

Dave
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Originally Posted by 1982CorvetteDude View Post
Then your in the wrong hobby
Just because he may not have the scratch to buy a new front clip today doesn't mean he won't in the future. I don't have the spare cash right now to do a few things I'd like done on my '69, so does that mean I should sell it?

Looking good, Wacked...keep it up
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