Every builder has his or her least favorite part of a build. For many, this part comes in the form of bodywork. But if you want your ride to have a sleek finish, body work is a necessary step to perfecting your project. This week, the crew of The Build continues on with their bodywork process, this time tapping out dents in the Malibu’s doors and trunk lid in preparation for a skim-coat of body filler. Check it out above.
Bodywork can be a long and tedious process, especially if your project vehicle has significant damage or past repairs that weren’t done properly. In the case of the 1965 Malibu, both are true, although the medial dents are what the crew of The Build is working on this week.
After identifying areas that need work, the crew of The Build get to work with bodywork hammers and dollies to tap out any of the Malibu’s noticeable dents.
Unfortunately, the Malibu has plenty of dents to be fixed but with a bit of time and patience, the American Modern crew is able to make great headway on their bodywork project.
Next it’s on to doing a skim-coat of body filler, to fill in the tiny imperfections left from tapping out the dents. This will give the Malibu a smoother surface to paint, and ultimately a better look when the project is finished.
Be sure to check back next week as the American Modern crew moves even further into their bodywork project.