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Finally, off to paint!

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It's nice to be done with all the cutting and grinding. So much dust and dirt gets created during this process. If you plan on doing any of this sort of work, I can't recommend a respirator enough. Harbor Freight has them cheap enough that you really don't have an excuse to not have one. Seriously, big black boogers if you don't. Imagine all that stuff in your lungs. Hellllllooo, mesothelioma!
Just a few small spots left to do before she goes, namely the rear side marker lights. Those are getting deleted. Some small round pucks cut on the plasma, my handy dandy cooper welding spoon, and the lightning gun will handle those quickly. If you do the delete, bear in mind that it's best to leave a small depression in there. It's better to add a thin layer of fill and level it that way than it is to have a high spot that you'd have to grind the heck out of, and only have to add filler again.

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Bay side view.

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Tape adds a mill or two of space to the magnet.

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Copper backing spoon helps weld gaps.

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That's not too shabby!

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Rear wing is a rust factory.

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Someone got high at work.

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