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New Al Tub is here! What body work?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Jukelemon, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Jukelemon

    Jukelemon

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    OK. It is finally here. I have noticed some pretty large (as in will be very obvious through new paint) welds. I am especially concerned with the weld that attaches the rear wells to the quarter panels (interior welds). What did you guys do in terms of body work? If any. Will the hard top fit well without doing any type of body work on those wheel wells/factory lip?

    Thanks.

    Juke
     
  2. tewlman

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    don't know but good luck. can't wait to see it.
     
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    I heard it takes about 25 hours of sanding to prep the surface.
    Good luck and let us know how it turns out. BTW where did you get the tub from?
     
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    i used my grinder with one of those flap/disk wheels 80 & 120 grit took off those bumps off fast. didnt look like it wa going to fit very well so i went with a soft top looks great
     
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    I spent around 15 hours prepping my new alum tub. I probably could have spent 30 to get everything just right, however, I didn't mind having weld marks showing through the paint. Sand every inch of the body though, lots of weld splatter. For the welds, flap wheels are best. Good luck to ya!