So, today was the day...

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jifflemon
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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by jifflemon » Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:29 pm

Just some comparisons of the voodoo magic body shops perform.....

This one was particularly nasty as there was no access behind it

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Nasty creases be gone

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big dent no-more

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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by Sunny Jim » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:22 pm

Nice work! Are you getting the whole car resprayed or are they blending the repairs in?

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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by jifflemon » Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:27 pm

Absolute full paint. Hopefully the windscreen will be out when I pop up tomorrow for update photos

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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by dcwalker » Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:21 am

Having seen her in various states over the years Jeff, I can't wait for the finished work of art!

She' may not have the same..."character", shall we say?... after all this as once she did ;), but she certainly is going to be lovely!! :hopping:

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration 331 (plus 2013 V60 D5 SE Lux Nav & 1995 440 ES)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: So, today was the day...

Post by jifflemon » Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:10 pm

If you're gonna do it, do it right.....

Screen out

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Thankfully, all nothing more than surface rust. I've attacked it with the angry tools, and then treated with rust proofer.

A few more pics of where we're at:

repairs primed to prevent flash rusting

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Bolt off parts are prepped:

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and the front bumper getting some final prep. He was less than impressed with the black line, as it had been painted, taped, taped again, then painted again, so he basically had to remove the lot!

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I've brought all the "black bits" home to treat, as my bodyshop man is having a well deserved week off on holiday.

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