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Offline d42jeep

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Re: Body File?
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2018, 03:03:03 PM »
Here is my Plomb body file.
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Re: Body File?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2018, 05:52:40 PM »
I found this Heller Vixen file at an Estate sale this morning.
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Re: Body File?
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2018, 05:27:58 AM »
I finally located the hiding place of my Nicholson body file and took a picture.
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Re: Body File?
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2018, 02:36:02 PM »
If I lived near you, I might be tempted to teach you how to use then body files. My Grandfather owned Chevy dealerships and several body shops in the 30s and 40s. He taught me to lead bodies back in the 60s when someone ran over my pedal car. Somewhere packed away I have the last of his lead and tools from his garage.
VWs to D10s, I've fixed em.
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Re: Body File?
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2018, 05:21:47 PM »
Now I'm no leading expert, I did have it in high school auto shop.One of the things I collect (if it don't cost much) is lead sprayers.I have a like new Brent's in the original box. Sorry no pic handy,
but a page from the manual.I have not been brave enough to fire one up, but a friend did and it throws a lot of lead real fast!
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Re: Body File?
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2018, 11:05:45 AM »
finally found a couple of these but still not the one with holes in the ends for a handle...grrrr
Interesting that one is much finer than the other (with the lion head logo).  Also, the lion head is half-round on the other side.

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Re: Body File?
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2018, 04:06:24 PM »
They were sized like sand paper from really course to super fine. Somewhere I have pictures of cars from WW11, where there were no new parts available. These cars were totaled, yet my Grandfather rebuilt them. I'll post the pics when I find them.
VWs to D10s, I've fixed em.
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