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Old 06-13-2017, 09:08 AM   #127
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Default Re: '40 Pickup full restoration project

A lot of stuff was hand made in the 19th century but fewer folks carried that knowledge into the 20th century as fabrication got more automated. Metal shaping is truly an art form and I for one am happy folks are getting back to that. Primer & paint coatings don't last forever and polyester filler, even less. Lead/tin fillers were better but hazardous with heavy metals and mercury (back when it was still in use). To use lead/tin now is not as easy as it used to be and it was never really easy even back in the day. I think it's easier to pound, shrink, & file and use primer to fill the less than perfect spots.
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