Thursday, March 12, 2015

Well, that can't be right.

It appears that the middle portion of the style line on my left front fender has been pushed in a 1/4 inch or so. Hmmm.

Hard to tell in the pics, but there's a bit more gap in the picture on top. No worries--I think I can fix that without causing too much extra work. Even if it does create a LOT more work, I still need to do it anyway.

Amazingly, it looks fairly straight. But I couldn't get it to sand out right--and I'm sure that as soon as you put glossy paint on it, it would look like crap.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Left side sanded (first pass)

Just so nobody thinks I'm just goofing off enjoying the great spring weather we're having here in the PNW:

After sanding that side, I cleaned it off with a rag dampened with odorless mineral spirits and shot some rattle can (that's car-guy speak for an aerosol can of spray paint) primer over the front fender. I had gone through the primer in several spots and couldn't quite tell where I was at. I'll build this up with another coat or two before lightly sanding it again.

More sanding excitement coming soon. . .