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Mopar Body and Trim

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    95teetee Well-Known Member

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    I realize that my idea would be pretty hard to make, but that's not my problem:D
     
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    Any updates?
     
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    Sorry guys, I've been busy at work. I should have some progress on about a week.
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  4. Sully1190

    Sully1190 Look. It's a Gold Duster.

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    Wow. This is excellent. I had a similar thought not too long ago, but have nowhere near the fabricating skills to pull it off. I'll be watching!
     
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      • Granny's Duster

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        Well, I finished welding all the teeth together. I like TIG welding, but "stacked dimes"? More like smushed peas. So I decided to see if there was some kind of body filler type stuff that could take the heat of powder coating...And there is, it's USC All Metal. Pretty easy to use, just like the other kinds of filler out there and I was able to smooth out and blend in the areas that were welded.
         

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        Granny's Duster Well-Known Member

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        Next I went and had it powder coated...now I just need to get it all back put together.
         

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      • CudaChick1968

        CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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        Can I see a couple good close ups where you used that metal filler?

        Mad fab skills indeed there Granny! :-D You should be proud.
         
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          So so sick! More photos!
           
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            What are you doing about headlight buckets?
             
          • gdrill

            gdrill If you drink, think, before you type...... Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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            Looking good! Can't wait to see this finished and on the car! :happy1:
             
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            • johnparts

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              Just cause I'm curious, could you have drilled holes top and bottom and fillet welded the "teeth" in leaving the front clean? Or weld them from behind? Looks awesome either way I just wonder if it would have worked the other way.
               
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              • scottylack

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                I love it...Im making a custom grill for my 65 Barracuda... you just gave me more incentivbe to get it going!
                 
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                • stilliniraq73

                  stilliniraq73 72scampjocky

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                  I really like what you have done, state of the art in thinking out of the box..
                  Keep the pics coming.....
                   
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                  • Granny's Duster

                    Granny's Duster Well-Known Member

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                    That would look great. Maybe with an aluminum washer sandwiched between as a spacer. It would be easier to hide the welds, too. Uhh...next time?
                     
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                    Here you go. I hope these work for you. I haven't seen any evidence of the powder coat coming off of the filler.
                     

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                    CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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                    Thanks for the pics! It doesn't look like it's coming off for sure, but it seems you are getting a little outgassing -- that's where the little bubbles and divots are coming from assuming your filler was smooth before. If you decide to fab up more of these, call me first and I can walk you through an easy process to eliminate it. :-D

                    Keep up the fine work!
                     
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                    • bbrroowwnn

                      bbrroowwnn never re member

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                      I have outgassing but that is a whole other issue...LOL
                       
                    • CudaChick1968

                      CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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                      << scootin down the bar a little more .......... LOL
                       
                    • Granny's Duster

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                      Well, I decided to use turn signals off of a motorcycle. Waterproof, self-contained, easy to get, cheap...
                      now I just need to work on the headlight buckets.
                       

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                      dusterdragracer Drag Racer

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                      Nice,great idea, and good workmanship....
                       
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                      • 74DartSwinger360

                        74DartSwinger360 The Brat Pack

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                        Good idea on the lights maybe put another set on the next inner slat?
                         
                      • Granny's Duster

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                        Yes, I'm still trying stuff.
                         
                      • Granny's Duster

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                        Well, here are some pics of the finished grill...
                         

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                      • CudaChick1968

                        CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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                        Very cool! You did a great job on that. Just pull the car up about a foot so we can't see that big oil slick under it heh hehhh :-D
                         
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