Capt Bondo

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Dave Derer

Guest
The biggest problem with Capt. Bondo is that it was an inexpensive
project 20? years ago and still not finished. You can worry and ring
your hands about a door ding. You can cause marital fall out by spending
all of your nickels and dimes on removing those 150 dings and doinks.
You can watch your kids grow too big for back seat worrying about body
filler. All along that project never gets done. But what ever make sure
those holes have STEEL WELDED. One more time, holes need STEEL WELDED.
I have hit all sorts of stuff in rivers and lakes. It is nice to get out
and see a dent. If you fill a rust hole with something other than steel
you will have continued and future problems. These cars were far far far
far far from perfect. They were made to go not show. Those raised lip
lines were not the same between panels from factory. Parts do not
interchange always because of the differences in each car. They make
thier statement when they are in the water, when they are on land being
DRIVEN . When they are being shared. 99.99% of population only sees a
dream they want to be part of ; not a razor sharp 10-20 grand paint job.
And the nature of the beast they will rust again. Cold and rainy today
and am I cranky! Later Dave the Wave

Just thought about a guy I gave a ride to last year. His project of over
15 years, needing very little, but wanting perfection. Starting crying
because he realized the time he wasted worrying over nothing and how he
wished he would of played with his kids when they were kids.

Happy Mothers Day Mom!
 
J

jfriese

Guest
Uh... Dave, don't work on my car today. :)

John Friese





--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., Dave Derer <dmd@e...> wrote:
> The biggest problem with Capt. Bondo is that it was an inexpensive
> project 20? years ago and still not finished. You can worry and ring
> your hands about a door ding. You can cause marital fall out by
spending
> all of your nickels and dimes on removing those 150 dings and
doinks.
> You can watch your kids grow too big for back seat worrying about
body
> filler. All along that project never gets done. But what ever make
sure
> those holes have STEEL WELDED. One more time, holes need STEEL
WELDED.
> I have hit all sorts of stuff in rivers and lakes. It is nice to get
out
> and see a dent. If you fill a rust hole with something other than
steel
> you will have continued and future problems. These cars were far far
far
> far far from perfect. They were made to go not show. Those raised
lip
> lines were not the same between panels from factory. Parts do not
> interchange always because of the differences in each car. They
make
> thier statement when they are in the water, when they are on land
being
> DRIVEN . When they are being shared. 99.99% of population only sees
a
> dream they want to be part of ; not a razor sharp 10-20 grand paint
job.
> And the nature of the beast they will rust again. Cold and rainy
today
> and am I cranky! Later Dave the Wave
>
> Just thought about a guy I gave a ride to last year. His project of
over
> 15 years, needing very little, but wanting perfection. Starting
crying
> because he realized the time he wasted worrying over nothing and how
he
> wished he would of played with his kids when they were kids.
>
> Happy Mothers Day Mom!
 
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ericm_60707

Guest
John;

Don't worry. I talked to him this morning. I think he's working on
mine<G>. Just joking as mine is running really well. Looking
forward to seeing the locals at the swim next weekend.

Eric


--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "jfriese" <jfriese@m...> wrote:
>
> Uh... Dave, don't work on my car today. :)
>
> John Friese
 
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