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Rear deck lip rebuild

Posted: Sep 29th, 2018 8:57 am
by worldonline2
Hi Tim,

thanks always for your help in our projects.

As I previously explained, I´m totally restoring a 69. All the body paint has been removed, birdcage repaired, fenders will be replaced...well all the project is going ahead perfect in only two months.

After paint removal I´ve discover a terrible broken area on the rear deck lip. Looks that in sometime of it´s live it was repaired.

Attached same pics about that shows the damaged area.

Well, I need one more time your knowledge to decided if it´s better replace or repair this deck.

If repair, What is your advice to do well? Remove the rear bonding strip and rebuild with fiber or maybe use a structural glue?

Big thanks one more time, master.

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***EDITED*** IS NOT POSSIBLE TO ADD FILES, I´VE TRIED ON THREE DIFERENTS WAYS TO ADD AND SAME ERROR.

Re: Rear deck lip rebuild

Posted: Sep 29th, 2018 11:04 am
by rbryce1
I don't see the attached photo.

Re: Rear deck lip rebuild

Posted: Oct 20th, 2018 9:57 pm
by MaineVette
Howdy, and sorry it took me so long to reply. This summer was pretty crazy - lots going on that left very little time for posting on the web. Not sure why you're not able to upload photos - maybe the file sizes are too big?

In any case from what I could see in your photos the damage didn't look too bad. As you know, I ended up replacing the read deck on my car which turned out to be a lot of work. My thought is that it would probably be very difficult to remove the rear deck without having to totally remove the tail lamp panel and rear fenders. The bonding locations are hard to get too and, without the rear lid, virtually nothing will be left to support the taillamp panel and fenders.

As a first course of action I'd try to repair the areas. In almost all cases I've found that replacing body panels turned out to be way more work, and took far more time, than expected.

Good luck!
Tim

Re: Rear deck lip rebuild

Posted: Nov 10th, 2018 1:08 pm
by worldonline2
MaineVette wrote:
Oct 20th, 2018 9:57 pm
Howdy, and sorry it took me so long to reply. This summer was pretty crazy - lots going on that left very little time for posting on the web. Not sure why you're not able to upload photos - maybe the file sizes are too big?

In any case from what I could see in your photos the damage didn't look too bad. As you know, I ended up replacing the read deck on my car which turned out to be a lot of work. My thought is that it would probably be very difficult to remove the rear deck without having to totally remove the tail lamp panel and rear fenders. The bonding locations are hard to get too and, without the rear lid, virtually nothing will be left to support the taillamp panel and fenders.

As a first course of action I'd try to repair the areas. In almost all cases I've found that replacing body panels turned out to be way more work, and took far more time, than expected.

Good luck!
Tim
Thanks for take your time replying. I know you´ll have your daily work.

I´ve remove the tail lamp panel and rear fenders for replacement. Then I have all the area cleaned and ready for restore.

Do you recommend me rebuild with 3M or should be better on fiberglass? I bough 3M 5885 and my first idea is reforce all the back area with 3M but not sure about if rebuild with that also.

Regards,

Re: Rear deck lip rebuild

Posted: Nov 11th, 2018 9:36 pm
by MaineVette
I would rebuild it with fiberglass. The 3M 5885 is good for bonding pieces but it sands really hard and tends to sag before it fully cures if it's applied in a thick layer. I believe the fiberglass would make for a better structural panel and be easier to finish.