1970 ​Plymouth ​Duster

1970 Plymouth Duster - Restore and More

Tree damage turned into restore

1970 Plymouth Duster Project
I could actually write a novel on this car. It came to me because a tree had fallen onto the top and put some dents here and there. So I fixed the dents and was going to repaint the car due to many scratches from the tree. Then I was asked to replace a section of the right rear quarter panel and the adventure began.

The whole car turned out to be a "Bondo buggy". The right rear quarter panel was over an inch thick in filler in places. So after cutting out the section, I had to cut down all that filler to get back to the original body lines.

I found rust all over that had to be fixed. The driver's door striker post was pop riveted in, real safe. The trunk was rusted out, and the list kept growing. In the end he want to just pay me for the original tree dent repair. I will never again do another job like this one.

All of my cars in my pictures and videos are actual real customer's cars, so usually my main focus is to get the job done. However I plan to do better in the future.

I painted it with Dupont's Chromabase base-coat and used a Dupont clear called Nason. It was a very easy clear to use and to buff. This was a higher solid clear (498) Nason sells. 

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