LayItLow.com Lowrider Forums banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
a while back I removed the vinyl top on my cutlass and I noticed that only on the drivers side pillar, where the roof and quarter panel seam is, I had some soft metal filler, did GM use lead in the 80's???? I thought lead was old technology only used on older cars and that they'd stop using it on later cars since it's toxic...I know they make a lead free body solder but I'm just curious to what I'm dealing with since I've used a angle grinder on it and they say not sand lead, tho i am using googles and respirator anytime I sand anything...I need to remove some of it since I have a stress crack i guess from when the door slams, I'm gonna fill it wit fiberglass bondo, it worked on the other side so i'm gonna do the same
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
872 Posts
it not lead some kind of body filler.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,265 Posts
Originally posted by KAKALAK@Feb 20 2010, 05:39 PM~16672602
pansey....... I put mustard on it and eat the fukin lead shit :mad:
:uh: what a girl. no need for the mustard
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,934 Posts
yup lead and if your gonna leave that vinyll of u better melt that lead out and weld that seam across then glass it then bondo or your gonna have issues i jus done my caddy :cool:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,785 Posts
Originally posted by sand1@Feb 20 2010, 09:50 PM~16674924
yup lead and if your gonna leave that vinyll of u better melt that lead out and weld that seam across then glass it then bondo or your gonna have issues i jus done my caddy :cool:
Leaving it in is not an issue. They did all the cars the same way not just vinyl top cars. If there is a stress crack in it just V it out fill it block it and prime, good to go. :cool:
 

·
The Great White Hype
Joined
·
59,428 Posts
Originally posted by Classic Customs@Feb 20 2010, 08:52 PM~16672696
:uh:  what a girl. no need for the mustard
:0 :angry: just when I thought I was being tuff........ tommy comes out from no where to avenge me :ninja: :biggrin:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
857 Posts
yeah gm and others used lead but if you were a shop you were not and still not allowed to use lead so you will run into cars that were repaired and used a brass alloy to braze the sail panel to the roof
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Originally posted by AuggieStyle@Feb 21 2010, 04:22 PM~16679169
yeah gm and others used lead but if you were a shop you were not and still not allowed to use lead so you will run into cars that were repaired and used a brass alloy to braze the sail panel to the roof
it looks like a good 3x3 inch piece was filled with lead but only on the drivers side....yeah the sail panel near the edge has some brass brazing on it, it looks like a lil gold nugget...


the brass brazing...GM really did a shitty ass job joining these panels together didn't they :mad:


you can kinda see the lead its below the gap....yeah I tried to "V" it before but I just used filler, prob gonna cut a bigger V and use fiberglass filler then finish with glaze but I don't wanna melt it all out that seems like too much trouble and might warp it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,934 Posts
jus weld the seam across all the wat around that way u wont have any issues trust me been there and done that espicially if your gonna juice the car
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top