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    I got busy with the buffer this weekend. To see...

    I got busy with the buffer this weekend. To see what I could get out of this old black paint job. Here's some progress pics.
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    Sticky: movin' right along! Nice videos of the fuel line...

    movin' right along! Nice videos of the fuel line straightening process.
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    Excellent progress! Keep at it, she'll be back...

    Excellent progress! Keep at it, she'll be back on the road soon. Keep posting pics for the rest of us to be inspired. Not many out there doing much on their trifives lately. :|

    And/or if they...
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    Welcome to the site Stan. Hopefully, the salty...

    Welcome to the site Stan. Hopefully, the salty air at the coast hasnt been too unfriendly to all the sheetmetal? Post some pics and we'll all help ya out with advice. Take care, Paul.
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    That worked! Thanks Bama...

    That worked! Thanks Bama...
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    Update: New hood latch installation. The old one...

    Update: New hood latch installation. The old one was junk, so I crafted a newer latch setup...

    Started with a late model VW latch. You can find this on eBay for about $30....
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    Fantastic use of a "$5 swapmeet find" towing ball!
    What's that old saying...Necessity is the mother of invention...
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    Welcome Javier. Post some pics of your car. It...

    Welcome Javier. Post some pics of your car. It helps all of us when you ask for advice. Helps to see what you're working with and know what to do. Don't worry about the condition, we're a helpful...
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    Thanks guys. It's called "uninterrupted time due...

    Thanks guys. It's called "uninterrupted time due to work from home" :D I'm no longer even keeping track of the hours I have into this hobby. If i knew, it would make me think twice about how I'm...
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    Mornin' guys. So I'm still hanging onto my...

    Mornin' guys. So I'm still hanging onto my butt...how about you all? :p

    Lately Ive been working sheet metal...specifically the old hood that came with this Nomad when I bought it originally. This...
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    Sprayed 2K primer on the individual pieces a...

    Sprayed 2K primer on the individual pieces a couple of days ago. Then put it back together and welded the hood skin to the underhood brace (where I drilled the spot welds to separate them earlier). ...
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    Welcome Tim. Post some pics of your car so we can...

    Welcome Tim. Post some pics of your car so we can see what you're starting with and how to help ya.
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    Been planishing in various spots as you mentioned...

    Been planishing in various spots as you mentioned above, but it doesnt remove the generally weak steel-low spot on the passenger side. After working it as you suggested, it didnt really raise itself...
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    Sticky: lookin' good Robert. All that time on bodywork...

    lookin' good Robert. All that time on bodywork and roof repair-smoothing looks fantastic. Onto the green!
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    Try this... Almost seems slightly high right...

    Try this...

    Almost seems slightly high right down the center, but definately lower on the passenger side as we slid the straightedge towards the back of the hood...

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    Try this one... https://youtu.be/JLArdyiRSbY

    Try this one...


    https://youtu.be/JLArdyiRSbY
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    Gonna have to get a shorter straight edge, and...

    Gonna have to get a shorter straight edge, and gonna have to have my wife hold the camera (closer) while I do the 45 degree slide trick across the hood with the straight edges.
    Got to see if Lowes...
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    Lets try this again... Overall, the contour is...

    Lets try this again...

    Overall, the contour is within 1/16 inch of where it should be, but there's just such an obvious soft spot on the passenger side. How to stiffen this?

    I laid the...
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    Let's go thru your questions one at a time: ...

    Let's go thru your questions one at a time:


    Yes, I have a metal 3' ruler that I'm using in the video below.


    Drivers side...It doesnt' appear to be high. It DOES appear to be a gradual...
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    So I managed to get the driver side area to...

    So I managed to get the driver side area to stiffen up by planishing it (That was the side with the carb fire). And I left the front alone, and it's stiffened up.
    But Im having a challenge getting...
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    Its working. Still in process though. I'll post...

    Its working. Still in process though. I'll post more later. Thank you!
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    Bwa ha ha :D I put that one in there for humor...

    Bwa ha ha :D I put that one in there for humor and it apparently worked. ;)

    I'll pick up a flat bodyworking hammer today and work this thing over a bit later. I might also make a cardboard...
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    Here's my arsenal of metal banging tools. 10580...

    Here's my arsenal of metal banging tools.
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    And here's a couple of pics of the hood (with no back bracing...just the sheet metal) sitting in the hole. (sorry...all these pics get...
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    Yes I do. I'll snap a pic of those in the morning...

    Yes I do. I'll snap a pic of those in the morning and post. Thank you Robert.
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    A bit embarrased to say my bodyworking hammer...

    A bit embarrased to say my bodyworking hammer selection is nearly non existent. I have one round & square - flat metalworking hammer, and the others are ball peen type hammers, framing hammers,...
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