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  1. Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions
    Finally, I've reached the point of hanging and fitting sheet metal before body work and painting on my '56 TDHT. For the past 5 years or so, the hood has been resting vertically on its "ears", leaning against a garage wall. When I installed it on the hinges and closed it, the center sits even...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, new guy here. I am currently searching for a 55 bel air body and frame. Its my dads dream car and I would like to restore it. This is a 35 yr old dream guys. help me make it a reality!!
  3. Trifive Nomads, Sedan Deliveries & Station Wagons
    Hello everyone. I'm in the final stages of body work and getting ready to paint. The tech sheet for the paint states that 1 gallon will cover 537 sq feet. I'm unsure how much to order. Doess anyone know the square footage of the exterior for a 56 wagon. Anyone paint recently and know how...
  4. Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers
    Good morningWe are getting ready to start the body work for our 57 and saw that they now have a lead free solder too my husband has only used leaded before and wasn't sure which is better or easier to use or better for durability. Also, what body fillers you all think are better. We are using...
  5. Garages Bodyshop or Work Area
    Just wondering if anyone had any experience with any bodyshops in, or near, the Des Moines area (within 100 miles or so). Hoping to find one with experience doing floor surgery. My '56 convertible needs floors and rockers for now. I have the body braced and ready to come off the frame, just...
  6. Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions
    Very very new to this, I have a '55 handman and the rear wheel wells were radiused. I want to bring them back to orginal before I paint. Also just behind driver door is rusted through...hoping single panel to solve the issue help
  7. Classic Repair & Restoration Body Shops
    Hopefully I've found the correct area to post this thread. If not, someone help me out with the proper category. If anyone needs help with a restoration project in the Dallas Fort Worth area, I'd recommend checking out FastEddieAutomotive.com, speaking with Ed and checking out his customer...
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