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Old 06-21-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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to do it myself or not

I've got a dent in the back driver side corner of a 65 coupe, can i, a newbie classic car owner, repair it myself? And if so, what all do I need?

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Old 06-21-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Man that's a tough call. If you're a good body man then TYA. As a fair to decent metal working guy with some good welding skills, I'd replace the back part of quarter assuming there is no further damage up the panel. Then replace the driver side tail light panel and quarter extension. 2/3 of this requires welding skills but I personally don't like a bunch of filler. If I didn't know how to weld or do any bodywork, I'd take it somewhere. I wouldn't want to spend time and money on a classic just to have it turn out badly and have to spend that much more to have it right. Plus the fact they can do paint which I do not have any experience in.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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I think if you have to ask, then the answer is probably "no". Most people with little or no experience stick to mechanicals. I don't try my own bodywork because it takes experience that I don't have. Good body guys learn on late model crashes. This gives them experience to work on our classics.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
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Dude! Have at it! What's the worst that happens... Ya break it haha? Just go for it , mess it up and fix what ya did wrong. You bought a project for a reason
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x10 on Newline's post! How bad can you screw it up any more? This is how we learn so we can say "hey look at what i fixed" rather than "hey look at what i paid joe to fix" Just doesn't sound the same.
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I would say do the metal work. But iv tried to do the Bondo.... It turned out like crap haha leave that to the professionals
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Man that's a tough call. If you're a good body man then TYA. As a fair to decent metal working guy with some good welding skills, I'd replace the back part of quarter assuming there is no further damage up the panel. Then replace the driver side tail light panel and quarter extension. 2/3 of this requires welding skills but I personally don't like a bunch of filler. If I didn't know how to weld or do any bodywork, I'd take it somewhere. I wouldn't want to spend time and money on a classic just to have it turn out badly and have to spend that much more to have it right. Plus the fact they can do paint which I do not have any experience in.
Go get yourself a body hammer and dolly kit, take your time, don't try to take it all out at once. With a little patience you'll be able to shrink and stretch the metal into shape with little need of bondo. And yes you can make it a lot worse. GO SLOW!!!
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