Impala Tech - The Ebay Impala - 9/1/08
The Ebay Impala - 9/1/08

Quick Update

Posted 06-14-2010 at 11:10 PM by BA.
Updated 06-16-2010 at 11:41 PM by BA.

Just thought I'd finally take a few min. to put some pics into the blog.

My last few posts were actually Threads I created in the forums.

For the past 3 months, I've been basically learning ALL about body work. Duraglass filler, regular bondo (Rage Gold) and lightweight bondo, glazing putty,...using...
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Stuff I have no business doing. LOL

Posted 01-30-2010 at 10:48 PM by BA.

More good times!!

My welding still isn't pretty, but at least it's effective and I know how to use various grinding tools and a metal file!
By the time I get this car done I should finally be decent at welding.

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Stretching my build skills....

Posted 01-30-2010 at 10:21 PM by BA.

Last night I cut out a large section of my passenger-side quarter-panel for replacement.

It was a little scary since the little floor patches I made were my first attempts at welding ever. (see blog)
I already have these "front" patches for the rear quarters so I jumped right in. I'll order a rear section for the drivers side soon,....still undecided on whether I *really* need one for the passenger-side rear/lower quarter. It may depend upon how easy I find this work....
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Underneath that quarterpanel bondo!

Posted 09-06-2009 at 11:16 PM by BA.

I had a couple of friends come over to help again today. Do they rock or what?!!?

It was not bad under that bondo at all!
Looks like the kid used multiple kinds of bondo here instead of better metal work. No problem, just glad to see that the rust was really pretty minimal.
I don't think I'll be buying a quarter-patch for the passenger side. It just needs a small piece on the rear area.
The Drivers side though, more dented, and may be easier...
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Bodywork begins!!

Posted 08-25-2009 at 11:42 PM by BA.
Updated 02-10-2010 at 02:50 PM by BA.

What better way to start than to grind it down to bare metal and see what'cha got?!?!?

Some friends came over and we used a variety of DA sanders and grinder attachments over about 4 hours to get this far in these pictures.
I knew it was going to be bondo-city. It's really exactly as I suspected. Wheel lips are rusted through, a dent on each side, lots of hard grinder marks. (not us!)

I sprayed all bare metal down with a zinc-phosphate coating from Eastwood Co....
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