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sry to ask this stupid question but im a new comer to shaving stuff i know how to do all sorts of body work but i dunno how to shave door handles so could ne body please help me thanks
 

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Originally posted by layn frame on chevy@Aug 4 2003, 10:47 AM
sry to ask this stupid question but im a new comer to shaving stuff i know how to do all sorts of body work but i dunno how to shave door handles so could ne body please help me thanks
WHAT KIND OF CAR?????
 

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yea I need to know this also I got a 66 caddy and I want to shave the handles and the trunk...

 

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in an old issue of Super Chevy, Pete Santini showed how he did it. doesnt weld anything. uses a special adhesive along with thinner guage metal. lets its dry, then uses body filler. dont know how it works, thought it was interesting. wouldnt be hard to weld a piece of metal to cover the door and key holes. just can run a bead for long, or youll warp the metal. just go around it tacking it and filling in the gaps. then you can take it down with a grinder and use filler to smooth it out.
 

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and if you have a large area to cover, an easy way to cut the metal to the right shape is to cover the entire area with masking tape and then cut out the shape of the area you need to cover. then transfer that to the metal. Then cut it out
 

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Originally posted by 1ofaknd@Aug 5 2003, 09:20 AM
and if you have a large area to cover, an easy way to cut the metal to the right shape is to cover the entire area with masking tape and then cut out the shape of the area you need to cover. then transfer that to the metal. Then cut it out
USING CARDBOARD WORKS JUST AS GOOD---BUT I THINK EASIER TO SHAPE AND HANDLE BECAUSE IT IS STIFFER-----BUT BOTH WILL WORK--THE BIGGEST PROBLEM SAY FOR INSTANCE ON A 64 IMPALA IS THAT WHAT YOU REMOVE THE DOOR HANDLE IT ACTUALLY HAS A NIPPLE ON THE SHEET METAL WHICH IS RAISED HIGHER THAT THE REST OF THE SHEET METAL ON THE DOOR------YOU WILL HAVE TO GRIND THIS DOWN----THE POINT IS THAT NO MATTER HOW YOU COVER THE HOLES YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ADDITION METAL IS ALWAYS JUST BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE ORIGINAL THAT WAY YOU CAN FILL IT AND MAKE IT UNIFORM---OTHERWISE YOU WILL END UP W/ A HIGH SPOT ON THE DOOR WHERE THE HANDLE OR KEY HOLE WAS...........PEACE
 

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On TNN there is a show called "Trucks", like a week ago they had a whole episode on how to do that stuff. You should check his website maybe they go over it on there.
 

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im wantin to do it to a 87 mercury lynx it looks almost like a escort but this car i really like and i am going to take all the time i can into a lowrider
 

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get a piece of sheet metal whatever guage you need. cut to fit in the door handle pocket tack weld very slow.get a washer that fits in the key hole weld in.you need a popper kit also or alarm that will pop the doors.do the body work needed wire up the doors and you should be good.my kit is from RBs obsolute belive is by spal.it does my doors trunk and windows.
 

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Originally posted by supreme@Dec 26 2007, 11:38 AM~9533687
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i show how to do it in my build up on door handels and truck lid and anntena hole ;)
 
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