Couple of body work questions…

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RIBS

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First, anyone shave your radio antenna? How did you fill the holes?

second, what’s the best fix for cracks/tears in fenders, I have this in both front fenders….1EDEC2B7-3686-43A9-A3BA-1EAEA5175428.jpeg 7E76B917-8C3E-4316-84C2-71299A0D3D8B.jpeg 5ECCA490-F04A-438D-97CA-CD060AEE7CBD.jpeg 7EA971CD-ADB9-4F8E-B3CD-823265B9281A.jpeg
 
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73 Grande will undergo three phase build process. Phase 1 is to make roadworthy. Phase 2 is interior/exterior restoration. Phase 3 is ++ performance.
Make a plug and weld it in. You can also weld the 4 holes. Just take your time. A few tacks at a time, cool it off, a few more, etc. while I’ve never warped this section of a fender, I bet you could if you just tried to weld it all at once.
 

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Never seen cracks in the fenders like that, but a permanent fix would be to align sheet metal with vise grips and tack weld the cracks together.. I use a mig welder. Grind the welded area smooth and move into filling and refinishing. Undercoat the underside after finishing for extra protection.
 
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