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how do you shave the doors, antenna, and bodykits to make it one piece instead of the gaps that you see?

posted by  silvia_star

Probably bondo...from what I've seen :thumbs:

Is this for a DIY thing?

posted by  chris_knows

Well as for shaving the door handles, i found a couple sitesL

This first one I know is for a Tbird but it shows general pics:

No pics, just words here:

posted by  car_crazy89

I heard bad things about shaving the handles. A guy at the local sound shop did it, and he said that the doors didnt close right, there were gaps, and it was just a pain. Also same went for his "Flip-Flop" trunk. Im sure if the shop knows what its doing, its a great addition to your car. :2cents:

posted by  newyorker

Shaving the handles won't change how the doors fit, as you never have to take them off the car or change their shape... Shaving handles is simply welding in a small patch panel where the door handle mounted, and hooking up a solenoid to the latch inside the door. Easy. Done it hundreds of times.

Here's a couple of my own cars I've done it to (and doing it to my '63 Comet):

posted by  ChrisV

I was thinking of doing my back doors. How much does it cost about..

posted by  newyorker

Do you have access to a welder? Under a hundred bucks if you do it yourself. $500 or more if you have someone do it.

posted by  ChrisV

What about the poping mechanism? There are some hydraulic cylinders to pop the doors am I right? And what about painting the parts that i shave

posted by  newyorker

Generally you diont need door poppers, as unlatching them will usually pop them a little bit. YOu can use a spring popper from street rod suppliers if you want.

As for repainting, it's standard bodywork. Again, if YOU do it, it can be quite cheap. If you have someone ELSE do it, it can get as expensive as you want.

I've generally done it on cars and trucks that were getting ready to be repainted anyhow.

posted by  ChrisV

im not so sure about the door handle but im thinking about it. what i really want to do is mold my sideskirts so its a 1 piece with the rear and front fenders. do you just sand and bondo then repaint? or is there suppose to be a way of doing it?

posted by  silvia_star

How can i repaint those spots myself? I dont have the proper tools. Do you mean to tell me I just stand there with a color code spray can and just fill the spot?

posted by  newyorker

Just remember bondo can be your best friend just be sure which type your using. I had a el camino i was restioring and the front fenders were rotted out in places but bondo fixed them right up. It's an easy application it just drys quick as hell.

posted by  Spanky2324

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