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79 Wagon side moulding and roof rack questions

Post by _Stylez » Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:52 pm

i was wondering if the trim on the side of my wagon comes off easily and whats done with the holes or mounting hardware that the trim sits on? id like to smooth the body out as best i can before priming and paint the car, im also thinking about getting rid of the roof rack but i kind of like it too..... does anyone have pictures of their wagon or coupe with in between primer, body work and paint progress? it would be much appreciated.... thanks PEACE...

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Re: 79 Wagon side moulding and roof rack questions

Post by Ribbedroof » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:49 pm

If it is/was a woody, there are a LOT of weld studs that will have to come off on the sides. There will also be a bunch of holes to weld up where the retainer strips are in the jambs, and at the ends of the door moldings.

Roofrack will leave 15 small holes to weld up, and 8 pretty large ones.

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Re: 79 Wagon side moulding and roof rack questions

Post by _Stylez » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:28 pm

thanks for the info...it sounds like too much work for my lack of skills... i may just work around them and paint it differently. i was wanting to paint it with stripes down the middle but it seems that's going to be a little harder than i anticipated... oh well atleast plan B will work.. PEACE...

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Re: 79 Wagon side moulding and roof rack questions

Post by t5montecarlo » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:59 am

I suggest to keep the same look you have now and draw less attention to yourself while driving, and still have an interesting car to show.

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Re: 79 Wagon side moulding and roof rack questions

Post by Ribbedroof » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:49 pm

The last wagon I had was an ex-woody...I grew to like the 2-tone that had replaced the "wood". The roofrack, not so much.

When i removed the roofrack, I used some flush plastic hole plugs I got from our PDR guy, and glued them in. You could do that, and just paint the plugs, which would leave the possibility of putting the rack back on if you later decided to use it. I left the skid strips on the car, they weren't really that prominent on a light colored car.

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Re: 79 Wagon side moulding and roof rack questions

Post by _Stylez » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:51 pm

Thanks ribbed.. I am tossing around letting a body shop do the work on grinding the tits down, holes welded on the fenders and primed if they dont want to charge a arm and a leg. I could donthe grinding and sanding and primed but the welding would have to wait...

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Re: 79 Wagon side moulding and roof rack questions

Post by RAREBMX » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:42 pm

I like the woody look. I'd say leave it & be unique

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