heat and Body Filler?

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cdupuy
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heat and Body Filler?

Post by cdupuy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:19 pm

Gentlemen:
I welded up the stock Aprin cutouts for the Exhaust, now need to use some filler to smooth it up. The question is will the Merged header heat the filler too much and destroy it.

dragvw2180
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Re: heat and Body Filler?

Post by dragvw2180 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:50 pm

If you are really concerned with heat you can always wrap the tubing with header wrap or create a heat shield between the tubing and the apron. I have seen a extractor system heat up the apron bad enough to loosen the body filler back there. Mike McCarthy

cdupuy
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Re: heat and Body Filler?

Post by cdupuy » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:24 pm

Yea I was thinking that, so i think i will abort the Body Filler and use lead been a long time since I used it hope i can find the old tools.

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Re: heat and Body Filler?

Post by dragvw2180 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:49 am

GLad to meet an old time craftsman, using lead is almost a lost art. Mike McCarthy

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Re: heat and Body Filler?

Post by cdupuy » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:51 pm

problem is, all that filing these old arms will be sore for a week, now where are those wooden paddles.
Thanks Mike.

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Re: heat and Body Filler?

Post by dragvw2180 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:56 am

I still have my old files and paddles , an old man taught me how to do it named Augie back in the 70's . Mike McCarthy

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Re: heat and Body Filler?

Post by cdupuy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:01 pm

Would be my granfather teaching me, a long time ago. It is a bunch of work over the plastic though.
The term "Lead Sled" was used to describe those cars that were Chopped, "Z"'d, Sectioned, and ultamately Leaded where needed.
Clarence

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