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Old 01-15-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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does anyone know someone out there who has shaved the handles on there bonne? i have a 93 sle and i am planning on shaving the door handles, trunk latch, part of the tail lights, and the trunk latch. i would like to talk to somone who has shaved theres, or have someone give me some advice on how to go at it. thanks
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95naSTA is who you need to talk to....he has done it
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I sent a pm but I'll post here in case any else wants to know:
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Well first you take out the handles and cut out a piece of sheet metal to fit. When you take out the plastic handles you can see there is a little lip that you can rest the sheet metal on. Then weld it in all around. Run you hand across where the handle was to make sure there is no high spots and if there is tap it down a little. Then fill it with tiger hair fiberglass, sand it down, and cover it with bondo, and sand it. A longboard orbital sander makes it easier. Then coat with 2K primer.
As for door poppers, there is some info in this thread: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...r=asc&start=20
The same weld in metal, fiberglass, bondo method, can be done with the trunk key hole too.
I thought about doing the inside lights on the trunk too or maybe doing 96+ outside lights and shaving the inside space to fit but it'* a lot of work. You'll need to weld thick sheet metal there and support it somehow.. Where you would have to support it from is a good 4 or more inches back too. Basically it'* herd to do without it ending up cracked.
I did work at a corporate Maaco for six months though. And I would not have attempted any bodywork without what I picked up from there.
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I was watching something on this today and they said if you don't want to use too much filler take some metal hammers and a ???curve-o-meter??? or something that traces the cuvature of your door and take the plate that you use to cover the area w/& slowly shape it to comform with your door.
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I was watching something on this today and they said if you don't want to use too much filler take some metal hammers and a ???curve-o-meter??? or something that traces the cuvature of your door and take the plate that you use to cover the area w/& slowly shape it to comform with your door.
was it trucks? if so, its called a contour gauge, and dont use body filler. just work the patch til it fits the contour of the door or whatever your working on.
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Yes, thats it!!!!
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Yes, thats it!!!!
I <3 trucks. i have learned so much from stacey. too bad hes leavin the show.
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Yes, thats it!!!!
I <3 trucks. i have learned so much from stacey. too bad hes leavin the show.
I actaully watched that entire episode yesterday. Too bad I don'tknow metalwork for ****.
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Like stacy said though" you'll never know till u try it"
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Yep you can choose not use body filler but you better be doing that for a living.
You can also use lead filler too.
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