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Old 01-24-2011, 07:11 PM
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Default Light Body Work

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.

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:15 PM
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what do you need done ?
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:40 PM
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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?
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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.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:04 PM
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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
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:44 AM
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John, here are some ideas for you:

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:56 AM
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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/foru...ad.php?t=14214

from 20' you may not even see them.
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If you use the bolt idea you need to got this way with them. Its all about the spikes
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Hey now you're talking Corbet... how about these though...


http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...ecs.htm#photos
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Hey now you're talking Corbet... how about these though...


http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...ecs.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 ...... or something you would see on the ROOT Mobile..
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