The "Retired" 510

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Re: The "Retired" 510

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Post by noflers » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:52 pm

Is it sacrilegious to replace panels that have no rust?

Because I want a new quarter and taillight panel. Just seems like a ton of wasted work that may or may not fail later on. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate what I now know about working with filler. But Jesus, I have a solid drivetrain, great brakes, suspension, and interior. Why am I skimping on the body? I'm still under 10k on this project, a few body panels will put me close though.

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Post by noflers » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:54 am

See y'all this afternoon, wish me luck!
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Post by noflers » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:16 am

That went smoother than expected.

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One or two runs and, you can see in the roof where I want overlapping enough.

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Post by DRIVEN » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:20 pm

Nice job! Candy coated for safety.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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Post by noflers » Thu May 31, 2018 9:21 am

I've got a confession. I've been home for two weeks and all I've done to the 510 is take the cheese grater to the driver side quarter and taillight panel. I really like having a layer of paint over the filler, helps a ton in finding the lows and highs. Protip- don't wait as long as I did to shape your filler. It's much harder than in about 20-30 minutes after laying it on.


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Post by Laecaon » Thu May 31, 2018 11:47 am

I have a friend that goops it on and lets it dry that way. Needless to day his body work never comes out nicely.

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Post by noflers » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:28 pm

Thought I'd throw an update out there. Partner left me while I'm 500 miles away. Maybe an over-share, but it's fine. Anyway, I've been seriously considering selling off all my things, anchors with different shapes and sizes. That would include the 510. It's sad because I've never poured so much love and hard work into anything, and to watch it go away is gonna hurt. But, life will go on... Really it all boils down to my inability to rent on my own, I've spent years homeless looking for a place to live. Money plays no role at all.

I always said this wouldnt be another unfinished build thread, yet here it is, right on the verge.

I'll probably be embarrassed I wrote all this later, lmao...

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Post by DRIVEN » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:46 pm

Finish it and there won't be any regrets.
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Post by noflers » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:14 pm

That's the problem, I don't have anywhere to finish it...

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Post by noflers » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:30 pm

Hey guys. What is this car worth in it's current state? I could spray another coat of epoxy and reinstall every thing so it's legal. Nothing has changed since the last update.

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Post by Laecaon » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:52 pm

I would definitely make it single color.

I dont know. I would post it at least at $6500. But that is going off the hip and not doing any research.

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:04 pm

If it was all one color, running and driving, I think it'd bring that pretty easy.
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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:04 pm

And welcome back.
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Re: The "Retired" 510

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Post by Taterhead » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:34 pm

Agreed ^^^

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Post by noflers » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:51 pm

You guy's are probably right, problem is I've lost the motivation after I realized I'm losing the car, and the house, and blah blah blah.

Hell, whoever takes it can have my compressor, paint and supplies too. They can learn to paint just like I was. I'll try and save all my pneumatic tools though.

Just darkness for now.

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Post by Laecaon » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:55 am

How big is the compressor?

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Post by noflers » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 pm

Its a 21 gallon harbor freight special.

I have an offer/buyer, he just wants it put back together, and he's ready when I am.

But you guys Make me want to paint it. I just feel like the interior of the car will be treated much better, and the interior is pretty dang nice. Just feel like the car will be treated better in general, if it looks better.

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Re: The "Retired" 510

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Post by Taterhead » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:35 am

That last sentence is 100% true

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