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    The front screen aperture wasn't quite as bad as the rear, but still required the rusty metal to be cut out & replaces with new steel.







    New metal welded in:-





    Once the new steel was totally seam welded, the repairs were then lead loaded & filed down to the right contours prior to priming. lead loading is a bit of a dying art these days, with people happy enough just to use body filler for their repairs. In the good old days, before filler was used extensively, lead or body solder was used to carry out repairs. The benefits of using lead are that it won't shrink (whereas filler could with time) or allow water to penetrate from behind, so a repair could last indefinitely without ever coming back to haunt you. The pics show the lead applied to the roof & then of it taking shape as it's filed down.





    The lead being filed down & shaped.



    Once the repairs were finished I gave it a coat of epoxy primer to protect it from the weather,



    Cheers.....Nige

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    Very very impressive evilzee28,i love lookin at pics of before and after metalwork.I have a friend whos unbelievabley good at metal work, and just love learning **** from him,also like the out of the box thinking your applying to the build.
    Well cool!

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    Finished roof edge looks excellent, that rust would even give me the shivers!
    I hope it's all your own work and your'e not passing others work off as your own

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    Finished roof edge looks excellent, that rust would even give me the shivers!
    I hope it's all your own work and your'e not passing others work off as your own
    Yeah, it's all my own work, dunno who you might be thinking of? cheers....Nige
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    The drivers side rear 1/4 was a repeat of the passenger side. cheers.......Nige



    The 1/4 was then screwed into place for trial fitment


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    The car originally came with a vinyl roof, but once it was removed you could see very large rust spots, which once de-rusted turned to holes. I decided to lead load them as the most effective form of repair. Cheers....Nige







    The lead being applied











    The lead having been filed down




    The finished repair



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    The drivers side was the same as the passengers side.







    After having filed the lead smooth



    I leaded the sail panels before I fitted the rear 1/4's, this enabled me to get right up behind the panels to rust proof & get some Waxoyl in there easily

    Cheers....Nige

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    The trunk hinge panel was also holed due to the vinyl roof, so the rust was removed, the holes were welded up & then leaded also.





    The finished repair after filing



    cheers....Nige

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55chev View Post
    Very very impressive evilzee28,i love lookin at pics of before and after metalwork.I have a friend whos unbelievabley good at metal work, and just love learning **** from him,also like the out of the box thinking your applying to the build.
    Well cool!
    Thanks for the compliments. To be honest I'd far rather repair genuine parts than to replace them with repro stuff. The metal's thicker & you know it's gonna fit, whereas the repro **** is miles away in fit & finish & you still end up having to fill/cut/weld the panels just to get them looking half tidy
    Having been a body man for the last 30 odd years, it's second nature to repair things anyways. " When I were a lad" you had to repair everything as the parts weren't available. This way it keeps the cost down to a sensible level & if the repairs are done properly it'll have a really good life span anyway.

    Do you have any build pics of the '55?? I'm sure people would like to see that,

    Cheers.....Nige

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    very nice work there fella i allways loved the mid 60's camaro cant wait to see the rest of the build regards guy

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