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Old 12-20-2010, 11:05 AM
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Oh man does that suck, I feel your pain. I crashed my Camel Trophy D110 while shooting a video, and destroyed the roof rack. It's a sicken feeling to see many hours of work destroyed.

Good luck getting it back together.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:31 AM
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i had the same feeling when i was a lot younger, i build a 5 foot long lego battle ship, took me 2 weeks, had it on my dresser and the mirror fell and hit it knocking it to the floor and exploding into pieces, i was in shock. hope you can make it satisfactory to your likings again
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:41 PM
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I actually have pretty high hopes. The bondo looks good. Fixed some other bits.

The chassis runs great.

The worst part is buying new light buckets and the time it will take to get them here.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:01 PM
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Aww that's hurting me, can't imagine what it's like at your end :/ Hope you manage to get it sorted, it really was looking perfect
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:47 AM
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Did some repair work last night.

Here's a pic of the bondo filler that I did the previous night:





I also noticed that there was some issues with the C-Pillar and decided to do some reinforcing. It's not pretty, but it's nice and rigid.





This is the repair of the part of the grill that broke off. I repaired with Tenax-7, then laid a little filler where the paint chipped off.





Finally, I have the sanded down body with the new window gasket in place. I will start masking off and shoot a bit of primer. Then I will see if I need to do any touch-up body filler.





I did not take any photos of it, but I repaired the bumper light buckets and they will be ok... Hopefully.

I am waiting on a total from Stefan for new roof rack lights. I was able to get all the old CA off the LEDs and now the rack will patiently wait for new light buckets.

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Old 12-21-2010, 12:00 PM
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Im really sorry to hear that but the good news is that its on the road to recovery(bondo looks great)
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:59 PM
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At least you figured out the weak points before the interior was in. I would imagine making these repairs around the interior would be a much bigger pain. Glad to see you are making progress.

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At least you figured out the weak points before the interior was in. I would imagine making these repairs around the interior would be a much bigger pain. Glad to see you are making progress.

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good reason to build the interior as a 2nd piece that bolts the the chassis and then the body goes over it and attaches with clips..Good work on the repairs nevets!
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:34 PM
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Got a little bit done. Got the area that I am going to repaint masked off. My mask pattern follows the zebra stripes. I will leave this masking on for the duration of the painting until clear coats.





I also shot about 3 coats of primer throughout the night. In between, I had a bit of filler areas that I had to address. It is not perfect, but it is not too bad either. Basically, I can live with how this will turn out.



Tomorrow, I plan to put my first coat of black.

Thanks for looking,
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shame it happened the way it did, but seriously, fix the major stuff and just drive it!!! trail damage happens, it still looks fantastic. and now that it looks ''used'' it actually looks BETTER to me. i like a truck that looks like the owner drives it, not just a purtied-up shelf queen.

redo the grille, get the rear window is best you can, and call it done, and GET IT DIRTY!!!!
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:14 AM
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you mean kitchen accidents? haha but yea what he said^^ nothing like an offroad rig with primer on panels and such haha
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:18 PM
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Well, I have been working on the paint on and off for the last several days. It's now pretty much rebuilt.

This photo shows the result of 2 coats of base with sanding in between and a final sanding:





Here we are getting ready for the zebra stripes. Re-laying these out was pretty easy due to the shadowing of the original stripes.





This is 2 coats of white paint:





I remasked for the clear coat.





This is now after 3 coats of clear and the masking is removed:





Last step is to paint the flat black areas (window gasket and door handle). Sure, I could have brush painted these small areas, but then I would have deprived myself the joy of masking...





This is 2 coats of flat black and 2 coats of matte clear top coat:





And the final repair work all completed:










I have some small little touch ups to do here and there, but I am almost back to where I was a week ago.

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Old 12-26-2010, 04:15 PM
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You did a great job of getting it back in one piece! I'm glad to see that it wasn't too big of a setback. What's your next project now that you've done the repairs to the body? Interior perhaps, or are you not there yet?
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Yep, interior will be the next thing I work on.

I have another Disco body in the works, so I want to make a floorpan/wheelwell/interior package that will stay with the chassis. Then, I will be able to swap bodies and have an interior for both... kinda cheating a bit.
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ouch!!!

i know that feeling..


great job getting it repaired!
and thanks for the photos!
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