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LETSROLL
01-24-2011, 08:11 PM
Can anyone make a reccomendation on a local Denver/Boulder shop that does good body work at a reasonable price? If there's a club member with the skills I'm open to that, too.

Thanks!:weld::weld:

TIMZTOY
01-24-2011, 09:15 PM
what do you need done ?

LETSROLL
01-24-2011, 09:40 PM
I removed all the wheel flares off my 80. I want to remove the mounting brackets and then fill in the holes. I also have a few rust spots starting to appear on the back lift gate I'd like to catch before they get under the paint.
Do you do body work?

Bikeman
01-24-2011, 10:47 PM
I just recently pulled the flares off Whitey and while I did the bed-liner thing on the LX, I didn't want to on this one. Instead, I put in neat allen-head bolts (cantilever mtb brake mounting bolts) to cover the holes, after polishing out as best I could, the marks left by the flares. For the brackets on the rear doors held on by rivets, i drilled those out easily (made of aluminum) and put in rivnut inserts and allen-head (hex) bolts used to install water-bottle cages onto bike frames. They fit perfectly into said holes without making it look bad.

Keep in mind, there will be a lot of body work to fill in those holes, welding, J/B Weld, filler, or otherwise, plus a repaint of those areas with careful paint blending needed, which could be very costly. Sometimes a simpler approach works well, and can easily be removed or reversed. I will post a pic tomorrow since I'll be driving the 80 for a while now.

TIMZTOY
01-24-2011, 11:04 PM
i have done body work b4, ive even painted a few cars its not hard. just tedious. you could easilly pick up a book or forum and just do it your self. because with body work you can never make it worse. all body work can be fixed, so at liest try it your self. it really is easy

Bikeman
01-25-2011, 11:44 AM
John, here are some ideas for you:
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm255/Bikeman_Colorado/IMG_0110.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm255/Bikeman_Colorado/IMG_0111.jpg

nakman
01-25-2011, 11:56 AM
If you go that route, you could likely kick it up a notch and rattle can your new fasteners with OEM paint color. there's some good info in on that in this thread http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=14214

from 20' you may not even see them.

Corbet
01-25-2011, 12:48 PM
If you use the bolt idea you need to got this way with them. Its all about the spikes :lmao:

nakman
01-25-2011, 04:16 PM
Hey now you're talking Corbet... how about these though...


http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&category=ACCENTS&Page2Disp=%2Fspecs%2Fbolt_specs.htm#photos

Rock Dog
01-25-2011, 06:43 PM
Hey now you're talking Corbet... how about these though...


http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&category=ACCENTS&Page2Disp=%2Fspecs%2Fbolt_specs.htm#photos

Hook them into the Turn Signals for each side, and the LEDs from the whole side could be a turn signal indicator :) :) now that would be NakGadget Style :thumb::thumb: ...... or something you would see on the ROOT Mobile..:cool:

LETSROLL
01-25-2011, 11:52 PM
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Those rivets look very cool! What did you do wiht the holes from the mounting brackets? filler and touch up paint?


QUOTE=Bikeman;174178]John, here are some ideas for you:
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm255/Bikeman_Colorado/IMG_0110.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm255/Bikeman_Colorado/IMG_0111.jpg[/QUOTE]

Corbet
01-26-2011, 08:43 AM
That would make great in camp lighting. During the holidays you could swap them out for green/red:hill:

I don't think we are really helping with this thread.....

L43dean
01-29-2011, 12:25 AM
John I new you were fixin' to pull those flares. Looks better now, don't it? Can you see the tops of your tires now? POR-15 from Imperial Restoration might have something to fill those holes. I need to learn some sheet metal/body work myself. SOR might have some 80 series rear ambulance doors from OZ 1/2 cuts. The bolts or rivets look good too, reminds me of a Cromwell or Char B. Have fun!

Bikeman
01-29-2011, 10:53 AM
Those rivets look very cool! What did you do wiht the holes from the mounting brackets? filler and touch up paint?

For the brackets on the rear doors held on by rivets, i drilled those out easily (made of aluminum) and put in rivnut inserts and allen-head (hex) bolts used to install water-bottle cages onto bike frames. They fit perfectly into said holes without making it look bad.