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Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:43 AM

So my wife was in an accident last week and I am having trouble finding ways to repair the body part of the car.
Here is the car before I fixed the front fender and door. Now all is left is the opening. Any ideas on how to get the wrinkles out from below the door?
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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:49 AM

Not cheaply. That looks like it is a unibody frame, so that is the frame... Would you be above body filler and reshaping?
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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:50 AM

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Most of that should buff right out.
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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:51 AM

Do you have paint pencils too?
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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:53 AM

The main problem is the door does not fit any more.
The hole has shrunk by an inch width and the floor part is in about an inch and a half.

I was planning to weld some tabs to the inset areas and pull it with a come-along.
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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:53 AM

View Postlaytonsdad, on 05 May 2014 - 11:53 AM, said:

The main problem is the door does not fit any more.

Why not just get another door?
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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

I am not to worried about the paint now, just getting the door back in so the animals will stay out.

I have a new door and it works great. It's the opening that has changed.

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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:56 AM

View Postlaytonsdad, on 05 May 2014 - 11:54 AM, said:

I have a new door and it works great. It's the opening that has changed.

View Postastonecipher, on 05 May 2014 - 11:49 AM, said:

That looks like it is a unibody frame, so that is the frame...

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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:01 AM

Yeah.. you would need to pull parts of that out. I figure the frame warped (with the door) on impact. I would see if a local shop/community college has a frame machine to rent time on to get it stretched back into place. Of course things like alignment and such may be off as well.. but, yeah. A frame machine is the way to go.
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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:04 AM

Blur tool is good for this
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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:07 AM

I am not sure how Song 2 would help what so ever.. well.. maybe provide a funky beat while wailing away on the frame with a mallet.
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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:26 AM

did you check to make sure the frame wasnt bent
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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:51 PM

View PostDarenR, on 05 May 2014 - 08:26 AM, said:

did you check to make sure the frame wasnt bent



It seems to be square, I am just making some fine adjustments with a big hammer to get the beam that holds the door to straiten out. Almost got it close enough to put the door back on. Had to remove the entire right part of the dash to get this far.

View Postmodi123_1, on 05 May 2014 - 08:01 AM, said:

[snip] I would see if a local shop/community college has a frame machine to rent time on to get it stretched back into place. [snip] A frame machine is the way to go.


I had not thought of the local college thing, great idea will be looking into that.
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Re: Car body work

Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:53 PM

No insurance? Why not take it to the auto collision place and get a quote.
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Re: Car body work

Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:49 PM

So I thought I would add some photos of the car after all the time and work I put into it. Its not perfect but it is better than it was.

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