Body work

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    <TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=6 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=2><TABLE width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-TOP: 4px" vAlign=top colSpan=2>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]Body work<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]August 9 2001 at 3:09 PM[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<SCRIPT language=Javascript> <!-- var n54_em; n54_em = ""; n54_em = n54_em + "T";n54_em = n54_em + "h";n54_em = n54_em + "a";n54_em = n54_em + "n";n54_em = n54_em + "a";n54_em = n54_em + "t";n54_em = n54_em + "o";n54_em = n54_em + "s";n54_em = n54_em + "9";n54_em = n54_em + "9";n54_em = n54_em + "9";n54_em = n54_em + "7";n54_em = n54_em + "@";n54_em = n54_em + "H";n54_em = n54_em + "o";n54_em = n54_em + "t";n54_em = n54_em + "m";n54_em = n54_em + "a";n54_em = n54_em + "i";n54_em = n54_em + "l";n54_em = n54_em + ".";n54_em = n54_em + "c";n54_em = n54_em + "o";n54_em = n54_em + "m"; document.write("Nick"); // --> </SCRIPT>Nick <NOSCRIPT> Nick </NOSCRIPT> [/FONT]</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom colSpan=3><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->My 1980 carbed X is almost complete...mechanically it's sound(except the slave cylinder I blew in bleeding) and the body is remarkably good. The car has been sitting for 12 years and has 40,000 miles on it. It turned out to be a good original car and I decided to restore it as such. My question lies in the need for a good body man. I live in the Philly area and can't find anyone that wants to touch the car. The only rust is in the wells of the trunk. I could easily bondo but I have somewhat of an aversion to that. Anyone able to give me the name of a good shop ? Any info would be great Also I am in search of an original radio for it...it's got an old ugly pioneer in it right now.

    Thanks
    Nick<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 15px" vAlign=top><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->Nick... some philosophies...<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]August 9 2001, 9:46 PM [/FONT]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 15px">
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->Body shops are out to make money and don't wanna play. Playing is what a FIAT is all about.

    You'll need to FIND a CUSTOM or restoration shop in your area that will cut and weld... and YOU will need to VISIT them and find out for youself.

    Unless you have a friend that has had a restoration done of a street rod or a classic and YOU have personally seen the repair... I would not take anyone elses "opinion". Most have no idea what a restoration is truly like.

    But I regress... the trunk floor is the problem... Its a typical bad spot EVEN on a CA car!

    And also typically NOT seen nor a STRUCTURAL problem... nor in my "opinion", worth a professional.

    Have some new tin bent and welded or bonded in place... primer, then use UNDERCOATING... then recarpet or replace the rubber mat!

    My 2 cents... but maybe ya wanna spend 500 bucks!

    Best Regards,


    Tony Natoli, Two '79s, WHITE FANG and BLACK TOOTH
    Santa Clarita, CA, http://americanx19.tripod.com/owner.htm<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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    [/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial][/FONT]</TD><TD vAlign=top align=right>[FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]August 10 2001, 9:43 AM [/FONT]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-LEFT: 15px">
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Tahoma, Arial]<!-- google_ad_section_start -->Been there, done that. Even if you weld in new metal, you will need to put a skin coating of ICING (I don't use "bondo" brand... it's junk... Icing is a marine grade product) over it to smooth things out.

    Icing... well if you have ever seen the movie pulp fiction, you'll know what I mean... it's more expensive, but when you use it, you'll know where that extra money went [​IMG]

    Doc<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

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