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I said straighten up!
Got out the hammer/dolly set (HF) and decided to do something about the push in on the front passenger side. Nose is still off from the motor install. Finally getting back to that. Here's a few before and after pics. Not too shabby for my first real try at this type of body work. Lower fender, corner piece and gravel pan all needed massaging. Still needs sanding and paint, but I'm pretty pleased that all the round surfaces are back. The rust, scratches and missing paint make it look worse than it actually is in the 'after' shots. I got the rip in the corner piece to line back up. Going to lead that one, old style. On to the bumper. Going to need to use the press on that one.


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Old 03-15-2019, 02:57 PM
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Not bad for a rookie, Ed

Did you ever get that exhaust manifold you were looking for?
 
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No. A buddy braised it up for me. I fully expect that to fail after a few cycles which will then justify the headers.
 
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Ok Ed, I brought one down from NY. I foresee headers in the future for a couple of our projects too.
 
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That came out very nice! Keep up that kind of work and there'll be a body shop next to the house by the end of this summer-lol.
 
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On to the bumper. Didn't take a 'before' prior to the press work. Used the 20T to push the bumps and dips on the top and bottom edges back to straight. That really got rid of the deflection towards the rear. All that was left was twist that was from the mount to the passenger outside edge. Made a lever out of some board scraps and 250# of Polack butt later, I'm happy with the results. Did do some fine tuning with the 4# hammer to get the top line just right. Used a digital level on the back to match the angle with the driver's side which was not damaged.


Note the angle of the back edge. It goes towards the tire as it goes down.

And now they are essentially parallel.
 
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Cool bumper adjustment tool. I'll have to keep that design in mind.
 

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