1966 Valiant for the Other Daughter....

JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
That's a good way to look at it, I spend way to much time trying to smooth out panels where some of the imperfections are above my pay grade. Thanks.

At the end of the day this is not a $50k car. I’ll be lucky to get $18k of it on a good day. Also these old A bodies are crooked to start with! The Coronet and Duster had much straighter metal. The ‘63 Dart and this ‘66 even in undamaged panels have waves in them! This car will be in a garage with a cover on it for 98% of its life with us.
 
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JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Feels good seeing someone use filler lol.
Jim, for months i've been picturing My Classic Car Dennis twirl his mustache during next interview :)

I think it was @crashtech that said in one of my thread most won't post photos of their work because the average joe uses more filler than they want to admit :)... I have no guilt and I did my best with the metal. It is much straighter than anything else to date with Robert's guidance it is just this car has had a really rough life!
 
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JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Stage one shaping done... tomorrow is at least 2 gallons of epoxy primer over this and the underbody, interior, in the trunk, under the hood..... Who forgot to put the cover on the Wife's Dart.... someone is in trouble... cleaned it up and went for a relaxing ride on a beautiful day..

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1A Rock

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It has come a long way from what you started with, nice job so far! is that 1 gallon of epoxy and 1 gallon of activator for 2 gallons or two of each for 4 gallons?
 

JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
It has come a long way from what you started with, nice job so far! is that 1 gallon of epoxy and 1 gallon of activator for 2 gallons or two of each for 4 gallons?

2+2. White does not lie when you put it on too thin!
 
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tomsteve

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. I have no guilt and I did my best with the metal. It is much straighter than anything else to date with Robert's guidance it is just this car has had a really rough life!

a guy i used ta know hadda '67 GTX. helluva fun car to ride in. color was a dark red and not the straightest of metal. mechanically solid,though.
i liked his attititude about it:
"guess how much of that i see when im cruisin down the road? NONE of it! im too busy enjoyin the ride to care!"
 

dhutton01

Promoted Users
a guy i used ta know hadda '67 GTX. helluva fun car to ride in. color was a dark red and not the straightest of metal. mechanically solid,though.
i liked his attititude about it:
"guess how much of that i see when im cruisin down the road? NONE of it! im too busy enjoyin the ride to care!"
It will be perfect when Jim finishes it. He just uses a little filler to achieve that perfection. No shame in that.

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