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Offline cadillac deadbeat

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66 Calais resto
« on: July 17, 2016, 10:16:39 AM »
Hey guys I've just started the body work prior to a full body colour change on my 66 Calais coupe.
Had to fill in some holes made by a 90s customiser which i hated.
Just thought i fill you in on a new product that i used called SikaPower 4720,its a panel glue made for application where welding could course major warping.
I had large holes in the bonnet and in the middle of the quarter panels.
As a panelbeater this went against everything i had been tought,but saved me a lot of time.
Here are some pics.

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Re: 66 Calais resto
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 10:30:56 AM »
The wonders of modern technology.

I take it that you used an edge folder to create a lip for the patch to sit in?

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Re: 66 Calais resto
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2016, 11:05:25 AM »
Hey Bruce,you make the inner patch 10mm larger then cut the outer 1mm smaller,then apply lead or body filler.


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Re: 66 Calais resto
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2016, 12:39:05 PM »
I would be using one of these things.   http://www.eastwood.com/ew-panel-flanger.html

Work beautifully.

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Bruce Reynolds, Lindisfarne, TASMANIA
'72 Eldorado Convertible (LHD)
'70 Ranchero Squire (RHD)
'74 Chris Craft Gull Wing (SH)
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