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Opinions on sealing lower front fender seam, please


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my car is in the body shop and i had a new nose and fenders fitted. its awaiting body work, and i was wondering what everyone thought about the idea of having the lower front fender seam sealed, along with the seam above the grill. i thought this might give the car a cleaner look. by the way, the car will be driven without a bumper most of the time, so this would be more noticable. thanks for the thoughts. Great board by the way!

matt

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The upper seam is backed up by a weld, so filling it with lead or epoxy is a viable option--the weld will keep the seam from moving too much and it shouldn't crack. (lead is better for this than filler)

For the lower seam, it's bolted up behind the seam, not welded. If you use a rigid filler, it's gonna crack. You can use a flexible, paintable sealer, but it will be difficult to get the seam exactly flush and smooth so it won't be visible. You should put something in the lower seam, though, to keep dirt (and rust) out. Talk with your body shop man--if he's good he'll give you a straight recommendation (he doesn't want you to bring it back!)

Cheers and good luck

Mike

Nevada '69

Sahara '73

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