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Rust... (pics)

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by Madbomber88, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Madbomber88

    Madbomber88 1/2 ton status

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    Well I tore into my new truck this weekend and got to try out my new toy (Thermal Dynamics plasma cutter). That thing is worth its weight in gold!
    Took out my carpet and found out the previous owner did some sketchy repairs. Riveted in pieces of sheetmetal in the floor and rockers and then used bondo as glue without painting any of it. To top it off, they even left the bondo spreader in the bondo and bondo'd over it... never seen that before.

    Anyway, got the driver's side new rocker in, and a good chunk of the floor, but wow, the replacement floor pans don't fit well at all, and the front replacement panel and the rear replacement panel don't even match up where they meet!

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    and more...

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    Finally...

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    I am impressed with your work and boy do you a lot ahead of you !!!!I have to ask what you paid for your plasma cutter and what are you welding with ? It looks great so far !!!!keep up the great work and love the story about the bondo job !!!LOL
     
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    Thanks for the kind words.

    I paid about a grand for the plasma cutter but went in on it with my brother and a friend, so it wasn't too bad. I did lots of research before settling on that one, will cut up to a half an inch very well and 5/8" ok. I'll never need more than that, and Thermal Dynamics and HyperTherm are the only two manufacturers that only make plasma cutters, or at least that's what I was told by the expert.

    The welder is a Millermatic challenger 172, 230 volt. I love it, never had any problems with it.
     
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    Pics like those make me appreciate my rust free truck so much more every day :grin: I don't miss the rust one bit!
     
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    Nice work. When I'm done with my project I'll show everyone how it comes out when a lazy amateur does it. :blush: Much grinding, hammering and rewelding is taking place. Welding to 100% rust doesn't work very well either.
     

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