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candbstudebakers
09-02-2009, 09:49 PM
I picked out a nice GT hawk fender to take and have it blasted so my body man could fix the minor rust along the lower back edge, easy fix for him make it look like new, when I got it back the rust area was no larger than when I took it in , some times they get bigger and bigger, but not so in this one but did find that there had been some bondo work up around the head light area, no rust just a few lumps pictures show the rest give me the rust any time.

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body man said I can fix it, no problem, fix them all

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA
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s2dwagon
09-02-2009, 09:59 PM
It'll buff out!

Scott

Chucks Stude
09-02-2009, 10:04 PM
Hawk Shine......

Chucks Stude
09-02-2009, 10:05 PM
Actually, it looks more like 105 road rash

Roscomacaw
09-02-2009, 10:21 PM
Looks like there literally was "a deer in the headlight"![:0]

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1963 Cruiser
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candbstudebakers
09-02-2009, 10:31 PM
Even the under side was bondoed up and looked good, guess I should have figured something was wrong when it was heavy to lift and carry.

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Castro Valley, CA
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rockne10
09-02-2009, 10:33 PM
I suppose, when this Hawk had its accident, no one supposed fenders were still available cheap.
When I dismantled and stripped my '53 I found that the entire left side had been replaced nose to tail; minimal rust and very straight. Someone did a good job years ago.
I'm sure you're unhappy to see there's more labor involved here than you had hoped but, you still have a solid skeleton. Filler would be required under any circumstance. This will take extra finesse and contouring, a good bond with a quality filler and a lot of patient sanding.

Or...
Estimate the value of your time and search out a replacement fender.

I would probably opt for the latter.

Dick Steinkamp
09-02-2009, 10:42 PM
Looks like a sack of walnuts. :(


Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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showbizkid
09-02-2009, 11:20 PM
That may be the ugliest "body work" I've ever seen. Looks like it was done by an 8-year old with a ball-peen who got into Dad's malt liquor.


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candbstudebakers
09-02-2009, 11:41 PM
This is a very easy save and fix, all I do is take a fender with a lot of rot in the back area and cut the front off and graft it in place, couple of hours and its done and like new, this one looks to me like they wanted to do a 58 with 2 light and they just keep throwing the light at it but it would not stick.they might even have gotten a little mad when it would not stick, love them 58's

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA
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jgrohs
09-02-2009, 11:48 PM
dollar bills will stick on quickly and easily <g>

Jeff


quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

This is a very easy save and fix, all I do is take a fender with a lot of rot in the back area and cut the front off and graft it in place, couple of hours and its done and like new, this one looks to me like they wanted to do a 58 with 2 light and they just keep throwing the light at it but it would not stick.they might even have gotten a little mad when it would not stick, love them 58's

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA
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wcarroll@outrageous.net
09-03-2009, 02:51 AM
With that much Bondo and extra weight, the car could very well have been listing to one side[ [:o)]

Poor passenger shock and coli spring :(

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Michidan
09-03-2009, 08:12 AM
My body guy figures he had as much time into one of my front fenders as he did the entire rest of the car.
And it was not this bad.
Just sayin...

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candbstudebakers
09-03-2009, 08:28 AM
Jeff, Gary said no problem ,but lets do another one first...Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

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