The Rottin Resurrection (Page 1/69)
johnyrottin JUL 21, 10:09 PM
The Rottinchop traveled up to Wisconsin. Archie viewed it...and shook his head in disbelief. Rob has it...and he and the fellas should be recovered from their laughing/crying fits by this time. The Fox Valley boys think they can make it work and my son and I are very hopeful. His heart was a bit crushed by the whole ordeal. Over to you fellas for the details!!!!
FieroMaster88 JUL 21, 10:11 PM
I can not wait to see this car completed! I wish I could help.
mrfred8 JUL 21, 10:30 PM
John,

Good things come to those who wait, and you had more patience and faith then anyone. Here's hoping Fox Valley Fiero's can give you a chop worthy of your wait.

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--Jeff aka mrfred8
- 88 Yellow GT
- 86 Silver SE (3800 in progress)
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jetsnvettes2000 JUL 21, 10:49 PM
OK here we go!


Prepare yourself....................this is not for the faint of heart.










Here is the bottom of the door.....in the old thread you may have noticed a trim piece here that was made and put on. Well, um fail blew off on the way here stuck on with cheap hardware store caulk.


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WOW is all I have to say and a for just how bad this was., None of the work was symmetrical and was off side to side a lot when measured with a ruler. the light pockets were off as well.

On to the failure of bonding and body work.....
OK this is the right front pillar top were the cut is made for the chop top. notice the lack of sanded and cleaned up surface on the bottom of the pillar piece. I didn't even have to barley lift and it crumbled.

Left side


Where the roof and the rear clip were joined....Fail, bonding surfaces were not cleaned up sanded and bonded with bonding adhesive.




the metal work was just as terrible, I will need to find a chunk of metal to fill this in or a factory chunk off a junk car.

that's all for tonight! As bad as it all looks we can fix it!

John gimi a call when you are free tomorrow night. I am home after 6

Archie I will get to work on the list we talked about.

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johnyrottin JUL 21, 11:03 PM
Guys this just turns my stomach. I don't even have the words...
skuzzbomer JUL 21, 11:08 PM
Holy **** .... I thought it needed a lot of work but I had no idea it was that bad. Damn.

Guys, if you can make it right, I'll have to buy you all a beer.
jetsnvettes2000 JUL 21, 11:08 PM

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Originally posted by johnyrottin:

Guys this just turns my stomach. I don't even have the words...



No biggie we will fix! metal welds and fiberglass bonds. In no time at all it will be whole again! we just need to get a few parts first!
jetsnvettes2000 JUL 21, 11:16 PM
I think I completed more work in 20 minutes on it tonight than was done in the last 2 years! lol first stages of this is dissecting the work or I should say lack of work that was done. I really want to save the hips that they made but I already have spotted a few issues I may have to address seing how the other things were bonded. tomorrow night I am going to drill a few exploratory holes in them so I can see how they were bonded on. If I see they are bonded with panel adhesive I will leave them on and try and save whats left of the rear clip, if they are not on good I will try and remove them and reuse them, I fear they are a chunk of foam like the front was with aluminum tape as the bond.

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Raydar JUL 21, 11:22 PM

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Originally posted by skuzzbomer:

Holy **** .... I thought it needed a lot of work but I had no idea it was that bad. Damn.

Guys, if you can make it right, I'll have to buy you all a beer.



I'll buy the second round.

Looking forward to real progress.
LEEEZARD JUL 22, 01:39 AM
good luck guys.