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Old 06-12-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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So I know this isnt m.net or cr.net but I honestly don't trust other forum's opinions as well as this forum, heh.

I also understand that the majority of us aren't into cosmetics but this just makes the car look nasty soo.....


Is this repairable? Its like this on both sides, in front of the rear wheels.

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Could get this car for fairly cheap and wouldn't mind dropping some cash into fixing this and a new paint job.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:17 PM   #2
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mine was probably about that bad. i had the rot cut out, and new metal welded in for $400.


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Old 06-12-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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I thought about bondo before welding but I guess that could work just as well.

Get your car painted yet?
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:29 PM   #4
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just where the work was done. i plan on getting the whole car resprayed eventually
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:33 PM   #5
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I got that **** too, i tried to patch it myself with galvanized steel, rivets and epoxy. I didn;t get all the rust on the driver side apparently, cause it is coming back. How much does something like that cost? Was the 400 for both sides?
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yea both sides. that was just for the body work. a buddy sprayed the paint in his garage
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Yeah, **** nice paint.
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I've always liked those sportmaxes for some reason. That garage paint job turned out great though.

Looking at this car in NC, clear coat is pealing here and there, faded bumpers and such. If the price it right I might have it resprayed after I fix the rust.

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Old 06-13-2010, 08:57 PM   #9
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Brought this beaut home today.


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Im thinkin about keeping the wheels tho......
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^ Those wheels are the seksssssssss!!!
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holy **** after seeing the wheels I can't stop cumming
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holy **** after seeing the wheels I can't stop cumming
I did the same, Im having issues with it now.
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Dude, paint those ***** gold.
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Thats fixable, mines like that on both sides but not far as bad...but i got new rockers welded in
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