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Offline 19and41

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My First Try At Body Work
« on: August 04, 2015, 05:01:29 PM »
I have a 96 F-150 Eddie Bauer pickup and had a person with poor insurance change lanes and smash my drivers' front fender.  It also took out all of the lighting.  Fortunately it caused no further internal damage.  I had to perform the repairs myself and bought up all the new replacements for around 60 dollars.  I found a used front fender of the same color scheme for 75 dollars and managed to perform the replacement myself.  It took a full day to do it and it doesn't look too bad.
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 05:56:40 PM »
Looks good, maybe you should start doing body work.
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 06:07:38 PM »
Thanks, there was a couple of times that I thought I wasn't going to be able to get through with it, but I remembered seeing a few select applications of the pry bar and rubber mallet in the body shops I hung around as a kid.  That did the trick!
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2015, 06:48:23 PM »
Very nice work! Good taste in trucks, too! ;)
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2015, 06:54:28 PM »
Very nice work! Good taste in trucks, too! ;)

Believe it or not, I thought about your signature line a few times when things got frustrating!
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2015, 08:39:13 PM »
Looks good.

But you know what would really top it off? (Kidding, I like ford too.)

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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2015, 08:57:58 PM »
I have one of each. 1 Ford and 1 GMC :)
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2015, 09:13:05 PM »
Nice units!  My other car is a '94 GT.

I got copies of the truck and Mustang's respective shop manual sets on CD/ROM.  They have been a big help in maintaining them.
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2015, 09:26:42 PM »
Post a picture of your 94 GT. I'm always up for looking at another Mustang.
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2015, 09:30:03 PM »
I'll take one tomorrow.
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2015, 01:00:39 AM »
I have an '88 Ford F150; it's a nice truck, but I need to wait until I get my full driver's license before I can drive it! >:(
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2015, 06:02:43 PM »
Sorry for the delay, here is Tweety.
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2015, 07:37:25 PM »
Sweet.... :)
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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2015, 12:20:42 AM »
Good job on that repair.  I've done similar things by getting a fender or grille or whatnot from a self serve wreaker yard.  That's possibly my of that generation F150 body style, the Eddie Bauers are quite good looking. 

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Re: My First Try At Body Work
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2015, 12:51:55 AM »
Thanks,  This site has been a great help with my hunts for parts...

http://www.car-part.com/
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