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dockaos
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Best way to fix this? Reply with quote

I just purchased a '72 Adventurewagen. The body is pretty solid, but there are a few things that a PO did that I'd like to undo.

Specifically, he built a couple of racks for exterior gas cans and bolted them to the rear hatch:

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There are the eight holes, plus a crease in the hatch just under the bolts on the driver's side. I'm not looking to do a full resto at the moment and my experience is limited to a little filler and sanding work. First, how would I go about removing the crease?

Second, what about the holes? I'm guessing welding.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say hammer and dolly and then weld the holes, grind the welds, prime and try to get as close as you can as far as a match with some rattle can paint until you're ready to do a resto on it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

junk4cash wrote:
I'd say hammer and dolly and then weld the holes, grind the welds, prime and try to get as close as you can as far as a match with some rattle can paint until you're ready to do a resto on it.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or find another hatch, bay parts are still cheap. Just spraycan the body color, top will already be white most likely. Keep the old hatch and fix it right as mentioned above if you ever restore the bus.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

volksaddict wrote:
Or find another hatch, bay parts are still cheap. Just spraycan the body color, top will already be white most likely. Keep the old hatch and fix it right as mentioned above if you ever restore the bus.


That is what i would do as well, i would find another hatch.....you probabally could find one that is real nice for not much money and it would save alot of headache.
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