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Body Man to repair my tailgate

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:40 pm
by Sneke_Eyez
Just looking for a recommendation for a Body Man to repair my tailgate - maybe as a winter project?

It's got a fair amount of rust and dents along the bottom facing outward, rust along the lip of the gate, and a decently sized hole facing inward:
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Essentially, I'm looking for someone to cut out the rust and weld in some "invisible" patches, smooth out the dents and fix the lip. Factory look isn't the number one thing on my mind in terms of that lower lip - I think that will be tough to recreate.
Also, paint isn't big on my list either - I'd actually prefer if it was left in epoxy primer at the bottom for my future painting pleasure.

I'd certainly be willing to deliver the gate as stripped down as I can get it so that it can be fixed and said body man could have the gate for the entire winter if needed.
I have had a couple of people whom others suggested look at the car and they all want to fix the entire car at once. That really isn't in my budget, and it really isn't my number one priority right now anyway.
The rest of the car doesn't need much work right now. In my opinion, the gate needs something done to it sooner rather than later.

Re: Body Man to repair my tailgate

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:33 pm
by 68383
AutoRust?


Speeling mistakes do two iPhone

Re: Body Man to repair my tailgate

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:52 pm
by Sneke_Eyez
I'm planning on getting in touch with Jerry regarding some frame connectors and torque boxes for the wagon, but I didn't think they did single panel work like that. I'll have to give him a call.

Re: Body Man to repair my tailgate

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:15 am
by Dgc333
Sign up for an adult education class at your local vocational school in auto b odd and do it your self.

I did a tailgate for my old pickup that way and learned a bunch. Took a welding class too.

Re: Body Man to repair my tailgate

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:32 am
by Sneke_Eyez
I'd love to do that, but I'm just starting my career in real estate law and I just don't have the time in the evenings to devote to the class right now.

Sent from my Galaxy S3, so please excuse any typos!

Re: Body Man to repair my tailgate

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:47 am
by ricks_RR
what is your budget for the tail gate .i may have someone that does this on the side .he did my car and it came out awesome



ricks_RR

Re: Body Man to repair my tailgate

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:54 pm
by Sneke_Eyez
Rick - I sent you a PM regarding budget and such.