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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:32 pm

    I started the body work on my Blazer today.  lol!

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    I wonder if it'll float now??
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    Post  solo79 Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:36 pm

    Ahhahahahaha! That's great! No joke, but a buddy of mine from Ohio came down once and this was in 2007. He had a 2002 Blazer (not even that old) and you could see through all of the bottom of it and the quarters. He told me to never live in Ohio!
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:38 pm

    Mine is an '04 ZR2. Rusted in all the right places, lol!
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:33 pm

    This may turn out to be a fail.... I thought it would dry hard, but it's all squishy. Oh well, let's see what it looks like in the morning.
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    Post  solo79 Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:02 pm

    Sweet Seventy9 wrote:This may turn out to be a fail....  I thought it would dry hard, but it's all squishy.  Oh well, let's see what it looks like in the morning.

    Just get you a plastic scraper and knock it down some, sand it a little, spray some paint that's "close" to color and go with it. That foam will always be squishy and it will turn a burnt color over time especially out in the weather. Keep us posted. Remember, don't let anyone poke it.
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:35 pm

    Hehe, it's actually working out pretty well! I used a styrofoam shaper to cut it down and get the body shape close, but recessed a hair from the metal. Next I put a thin layer of bondo over the foam (which actually DID dry pretty hard, btw). One more coat of filler tomorrow, then it's sanding time!
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    Post  solo79 Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:58 am

    That's a neat idea to skim coat it with bondo. For that matter, I bet you'd be far pressed to tell there's "foam" behind it when it's all done. Definitely post more pics of this.
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:20 pm

    It's not much to look at, but here it is with the 1st coat of filler.

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    After some sanding, here's the 2nd coat.

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    Eh, it's starting to take shape.
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:29 pm

    Got a little more sanding done today.  

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    Just for the hell of it I sprayed some paint on it.  So much for the color match, lol! I'm still on 120 grit paper so I'll just sand it back off.
    All in all, for a total novice bodyman, I think it's coming out OK.
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    Post  solo79 Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:21 pm

    Man, that looks fantastic to me! Great job on that. Honestly, if you can get a good color match, I think no one would know there is foam behind there.
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:55 pm

    solo79 wrote:Man, that looks fantastic to me!  Great job on that.  Honestly, if you can get a good color match, I think no one would know there is foam behind there.
    I'm good as long as nobody taps on it. LOL!

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