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I got a few areas, if you want to see check out my pics on my profile, that i need to fill in. but i dont know what the idea metal is and size. cut and weld i can do, but is there anything special i need to know for the metal, or just regular sheet metal?
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Car is pretty rough dude!

I would strip the car and then blast using medium blast media. Once done, I will be able to see how much of the car is left and solid. Attack an area at a time, don't try to do it all at once otherwise you will lose interest on the project.

But to give you an idea, the cheapest sheetmetal I have found is by buying a Ford truck hood. You can get them mostly for about $30 and you can make many, many patch panels with it.
 

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that bad huh...i dont have a place around here to be able to get it blasted... in over my head on this project...sumtin else for ebay i guess. thanks guys.
 

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you can always sand the crap out of it and get it down to bare metal
my 69 gt looked just like that and worse but somehow i got everything pretty solid now. so don't give up! :yup:
 

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and thats more of what i was thinking of doing, but i really dont have a place to start ripping it apart. i can prolly score a bay at a buddys garage for weekend little projects and he'll let me use his air tools, but got to be out by monday. What size of "shed" could i get away with enought room to move around in to house the gt in?
 

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Ok i located a sandblaster that my buddy has, im gonna barrow this weekend, and blast all the spots thatr looks like needs to be blasted. then ill get more pictures. im really hoping this will become DO'able for me cause i hate to get rid of it. ill post up with some more pictures on monday, thanks.
 

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Car is pretty rough dude!

But to give you an idea, the cheapest sheetmetal I have found is by buying a Ford truck hood. You can get them mostly for about $30 and you can make many, many patch panels with it.
Any certain years? or any other hoods will work to, cause i got a buds body shop with lots of hoods but im not sure if he has ford truck hoods, but i can prolly get all i want for free.
 

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Any certain years? or any other hoods will work to, cause i got a buds body shop with lots of hoods but im not sure if he has ford truck hoods, but i can prolly get all i want for free.
Try to find a hood which is as flat as possible. Also most truck hoods are very large, you will see what I mean when you go through them.
 

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ok cool, but pretty much and hood will do, like i know he has hood to some astro vans, jeeps, neons, and prolly some chevy trucks...those would work to right?
 

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ok cool, but pretty much and hood will do, like i know he has hood to some astro vans, jeeps, neons, and prolly some chevy trucks...those would work to right?
the little opel hood is very tricky the curves and the way it's designed for the car . so you would be better off just asking around on opelgt.com and see if someone has a hood they will sell you for cheap. there's tons of people on here with parts cars :yup:
 

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the little opel hood is very tricky the curves and the way it's designed for the car . so you would be better off just asking around on opelgt.com and see if someone has a hood they will sell you for cheap. there's tons of people on here with parts cars :yup:
He's looking for one to cut up and make patch panels out of.
 

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He's looking for one to cut up and make patch panels out of.
Yea im not looking to make a hood, not that good,:lmao: but other hoods that would be good to make a few patches in the fenders, thats all. thanks.
 

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Yea im not looking to make a hood, not that good,:lmao: but other hoods that would be good to make a few patches in the fenders, thats all. thanks.
ahh ok sorry i was reading too fast :eek:
 
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