Dave was the brains of the operation. He did the welding. I just provided a strong back and something to curse at. Just get at it. It's not so bad once you get going. There's all sorts of spot welds that are hidden.You've inspired me to do mine soon. Somebody PM me on why the body guy failed.
You all do GREAT work. I'm saving all the photos. What words of wisdom do you have for me?
Dave is the MAN!That is freakin impressive. Bravo.
Take a wire brush and get the old paint off of there to reveal the low spots. Then drill out the spot welds. First with a small bit, and then a larger bit, and then hit it with the air chisel. We also used a tool that was called the "Panel Buster". It was an "L" shaped piece of iron that was sharp. You put it inbetween the sheet metal and knock the spot welds loose with it. Dave made the air chisling look like a cake walk. We did have to sharpen the chisle bits on a bench grinder to make sure they were good and sharp. It sure does make quick work of spot welds.What did the air chisels help you do? Also, I have a hard time finding the old pinch welds, any tips on finding and drilling them out the way you did?