Dec 4th, 00, 10:16 AM
Okay I'm going to ask and everyone please don't laugh. Went to body shop today to get estimate on repairing some minor rust and scratches on daughters 86 Z28. I've got more in this car than I want to and was thinking about sanding and prepping myself. The rust isn't bad, it's chips in paint that have rust color. The only bad spot is in front of the drivers side door mirror where there is a split in the door skin about 1" long. What's the best econonical way to repair that? What I'm asking is how to step by step, grade by grade(sandpaper), paint and primer brand, advice. Have done very little body work and that was 25 years ago. Also need to replace hinge bushings on drivers door. How hard is that to do? Bad part about all this is the 67 gets put on the back burner for alittle while. Thnaks for any and all help/advice. Pete
67 327/210 stock std red camaro convertible, 78 stock silver anniversary vette, 1976 kz900
Dec 4th, 00, 10:34 AM
Hey Pete, I think it depends on how hard you want to work at it. Seriously, 3rd generation doors aren't all that expensive, it's not like looking for a 1st generation door. I replaced the passenger side door on my 82', and I think I paid like 60 bucks for it at the wrecking yard. By the time you count all your labor, it would probably be easier to just find another door......IMHO!
John D. Smith
Dec 6th, 00, 02:54 PM
if its a power door,may be more.they took 175 off of me for one at the junkyard and i pulled it!
68 camaro,hugger orange ,white stripes.327 4 speed.
Dec 7th, 00, 04:39 AM
ok buy some tity hair fiberglass sand down to the metal around the splitput some fiber glass in it and sand it down until its smooth all over then primor it and put spot putty on all the little scratches and then wet sand the spot puty with 400 grit wet sand paper.and for all the little rust spots go over them with a grinder and make sure it doesnt have any rust pitts in it then bondo it and sand it down and primor and spot putty it if there is any scratches. you will need 60 or 80 grit to sand the fiberglass with 220 to sand bondo with and 400 for spot puty.let me know how it turns out