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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 07-17-2001 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am trying to replace a door skin. I have already removed it. Any suggestions? I posted earlier and Skip69 mentioned something about "glue" instead of the spot welds. Any leads on that. . . glue where to get it, etc?

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John Mitzel
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posted 07-19-2001 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Mitzel   Click Here to Email John Mitzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph,
My daughter and I replaced the door skins on our '66 and used 3m panel adhesive instead of the spot welds. The adhesive and the crimped metal holds the skin in place and the adhesive acts like a caulk to prevent moisture from getting in the joint. We brazed the internal support instead of welding it, and if I were to do it over I'd buy the door crimping tool from Eastwood to make it go faster. We used a hammer and dolly to do the crimp, which took a while and needed more attention when the panel was smoothed than a crimp made with the tool. We caoted the insides with POR15 and will hopefully never have to look at it again.
John

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 07-19-2001 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John, Thanks! I was wondering about the eastwood tool. You've help answer my question.

Ralph

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