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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-19-2017, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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And the this is the car right now..
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-19-2017, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Good work - it really is not so bad.

Like others have said - you have to choose which way to go

Repair what you find/see and then drive and enjoy it
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go for a full restoration

I think even on a really nice GT that has been regularly driven - if you go digging you will find plenty rust (rust that may not otherwise have surfaced for a good few years, whilst you were enjoying it).
Well, the car have a lot of rust covered with car filler... so I think Im at the moment to make a complete restoration; I dont want a museum car; I want a good bodywork to have a car without problems in the future :_)

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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-20-2017, 09:15 AM
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yes the photos show a lot of filler!

I think the car is a lot heavier than it left the factory

Good luck and enjoy the journey. Im enjoying mine so far

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post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-25-2017, 05:02 AM
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That is a LOT of filler in some places. You are doing the right thing to strip it and get all the excess filler and rust out.

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Thanks guys!

heres the ressults...
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Well, keeping going...
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Wow - the car must have had about 100kgs of filler!!
Just shows to never judge by first appearance!

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Gee... was the repairer a panel guy or a Sculptor ?

That's at the Michaelangelo level!

Good to see it getting back to the correct shape again, good on you.

Cheers.

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