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What is the worst body work you've seen or done?

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by jjester6000, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. jjester6000

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    I am guilty of doing some laughable body work over the years.

    Everywhere from using latex house paint to paint rocker panels, to filling a 6 inch wide dent entirely with bondo, but I have since matured and moved on to being able to do somewhat passable work.
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    What I was wondering is what is the worst attempt at rust/dent repair you have seen?

    I am yet to see someone use drywall filler on rocker panels, but I've seen plenty of expand-a-foam and duct tape.

    My thing is rivets and galvanized sheet metal, though I do weld some patches in.
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    (I used Rivets, duct sheet metal, and furnace tape to fix the smashed bumper on my moms '07 suburban)
    What is the worst you've seen/done?
     
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    Here are some more photos of my terrible body work.
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    That yellow truck isn't bad at all, compared to chicken wire-reinforced cardboard covered with bondo! Wish I could find that photo.
     
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    The whole bottoms of both original fenders were actually made from chicken wire reinforced bondo!

    I found out when I pulled them both off to install the new ones.

    Halarious
     
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    And here is yet more of my cheap body work experimentation. 20191007_142705.jpg 20190709_160114.jpg 20190625_195017.jpg 20190316_161646.jpg 20190316_161834.jpg
     
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    You can start to see a theme here, rivets and sheet metal (License plates/road signs).

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    Worst body work I have honestly seen is my rust, and your body work. No offense ment.
     
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    Local pull a part
    And found couple of inches of Bondo behind a fiberglass panel.
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    Right off the top of my head I’d say your stuff is the worst I’ve seen. Kudos for not letting that get you down though.
     
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    Shitty body work is sort of an art.
     
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    Maybe that's it. I'm not cultured enough to like it.
     
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    blob of bondo. That was their repair method for fiberglass. Was one of the main reason for me to start parting it out.
     
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    Body shmoddy. Mechanics are what gets you home ...
     
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