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Title: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on March 09, 2009 - 09:14:55 PM
I know a lot of these cars we own were worked on by hackers. And I don't mean the computer type of hackers. These people amaze me with their lack of craftmanship.

This is my car before I replaced the quarter panel.


Anyone else have hacker pics to share?

(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/1533/cudaworkneeded.jpg) (http://img816.imageshack.us/i/cudaworkneeded.jpg/)
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/500/hackjob1.jpg) (http://img145.imageshack.us/i/hackjob1.jpg/)
(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/7533/hackjob2.jpg) (http://img851.imageshack.us/i/hackjob2.jpg/)
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5679/hackjob3.jpg) (http://img402.imageshack.us/i/hackjob3.jpg/)
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1218/hackjob4.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/hackjob4.jpg/)

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: hemiken on March 09, 2009 - 09:18:51 PM
Hey Mike, you should have posted this in the joke section buddy........ work like that is a joke in all reality :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: cudax34me on March 09, 2009 - 09:40:57 PM
what is that? 1 or 2 gallons of bondo?   :pullinghair:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: gkring on March 09, 2009 - 11:00:32 PM
lots of foam, bondo, and silicone caulk. I will say it looked great before we stripped it and held up very well since it had been painted well over 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on March 09, 2009 - 11:07:56 PM
Geez what a mess.

Welcome to the hack job club. You're now an official member.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Wang on March 09, 2009 - 11:08:31 PM
I always wanted to be a Plastic Surgeon... :scared:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on March 09, 2009 - 11:33:22 PM
Here's a plastic surgeon job.

He used so much heat to braze the dutchman it warped then drooped 
Whoops...no problem just add more mud.

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/1218/hackjob4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/hackjob4.jpg/)

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Chryco Psycho on March 10, 2009 - 01:41:45 AM
I should have taken some pix of the brazing & lead in my right 1/4 , I knew there was a problem under there but man
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Beck on March 10, 2009 - 02:03:36 AM
i found some fancy work on one of my quarters when i went to tidy up a rough patch.
the rear corner above the bumper had a piece of tin drilled with holes and riveted on.
and a dirty great big patch along the bottom of the quarter. all this was artfully covered with a huge mountain of filler.

i welded the riveted piece on and patched a couple of holes, and filled it back up. i'm replacing the quarters sometime so doesn't matter.
fills me with hope of what i'll find when i do strip the car though...   ha ha ha
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Aussie Challenger on March 10, 2009 - 05:40:27 AM
  A mate who didn't know anything much about body work bought a chevy when he was in America a couple of years ago because it looked great. When he got it back to Australia somebody pointed out that most panels had a lot of bog (bondo) in the panels. Somebody filled the rear panels with bog and stuck new 1/4 panels over the top   :22yikes:  At least he had 2 new panels to fit when everything was cleaned off.   :villagers:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: farmertan on March 10, 2009 - 10:59:22 AM
remember when you were a teen with first car. couple buddys stop by with a 12 pak and say yeh we can fix your car with you... we all had to start somewhere and learn i new some friends that tried there own body work back then, i never did but kinda wish i had now cause i dont have a clue how to do body work on my car and will have to pay someone. :banghead:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 360 'CUDA on March 10, 2009 - 11:06:40 AM
We did similar things back in the day. The '73 had the normal rust in the rear quarter so we just took a gallon of bondo and a couple of newspapers......

Couple of years later the  patch came off on guadelupe road in one piece right in front of the high school.  Smashed on the ground like a ceramic plate   :smilielol:

Pretty embarassing at the time   
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: JH27N0B on March 10, 2009 - 12:16:45 PM
My buddy bought a Challenger convertible project and took it to a local restoration shop that he said had a good reputation.  He gave them a 5K deposit.  Less than a year later the place called him up and said they were going out of business and he needed to retrieve his car back, and that the 5K would cover the work they had done so far.
They had semi-installed 2 Goodmark quarters and done some work in the trunk but not much else I could see.  I was really amazed at how they had installed the quarters.  It looks like they had glued the new quarters on top of the old quarters with some sort of epoxy and used pop rivets to hold the quarters in place while the epoxy set!
I also noticed they had used bondo to patch holes in the rear wheel well and even on the rear frame rails!
He was lucky to get the car out of there, if this shop had completed the restoration the car probably would have broken apart the first time he drove over a railroad crossing or hit a pothole!!  I feel bad he got screwed out of his 5K though.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 73yellowfish on March 10, 2009 - 01:48:15 PM
ohh.. i wish i could find the flat head screw driver that was used as a shim in the original springs....they didn't even bother to cut the whole handle off.. just half of it...

but that was just the tip of the iceberg...

what are people thinking?! i'm willing to bet my 6 year old nephew could do a better job

like topcat said.. join the club..

haha
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 426HEMI on March 10, 2009 - 02:02:14 PM
You would not believe some I have seen and worked on and then had to repair.  Sorry that everyone dont fix it right.   I have worked in body work for almost 40 years now and it is hard to believe how many people dont fix things right.  I know in the past that parts were not available but makes it easier now to fix them right.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Street_Challenged73 on March 10, 2009 - 03:47:47 PM
Here's what mine looked like before the new skins were tacked on...You have to love old repairs with slide hammers & lots of bondo. ::)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: rallye73 on March 10, 2009 - 09:02:52 PM
here's my bondo/ sheetmetal hackjob nightmare pic.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: nivvy on March 11, 2009 - 09:31:20 AM
 :eek4:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: lemming303 on March 11, 2009 - 02:58:05 PM
Wow. Those ports look like crap!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: R/T hedkace on March 15, 2009 - 09:20:55 PM
 Here's how I found my dutchman panel when I removed it.
Looks like the original was cut down the center, and another piece off of a different Challenger was welded over it.
Before I stared grinding down all the bondo years ago that filled the top of it, I swear it was an inch thick.
Funny thing is I never knew for over ten years  :bricks1:  :dupe:
 I'm sure a lot of us were there at one time though, including myself.
I remember "fixing" the quarter panel on my very first car, (72 Challenger) with screen, cardboard, and bondo  :-[
Being 16 back then is my excuse  :biggrin:
Live and learn  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: cudadave72 on March 15, 2009 - 09:49:03 PM
I'd dig this tread up in a few years when I go through mine. I already know that I will have plenty of suprises waiting for me!!! For starters I can already tell my quarter panels were put on by a 3rd grader!!! :bricks1:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 71ChallengerSE on March 15, 2009 - 11:20:56 PM
Enjoy, I know I didn't

(http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/44578/2607607890101075490S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2607607890101075490eFGSzK)

(http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/32135/2452562660101075490S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2452562660101075490jCTfcV)

(http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/42233/2576415640101075490S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2576415640101075490lGPYSC)

(http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/43487/2168230630101075490S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2168230630101075490pydCch)

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 360 'CUDA on March 16, 2009 - 01:39:27 AM
Here are some pics of a '74 'CUDA I have.  It was just covered in bondo but the price was right. Floors cowl and longitudinals are pretty nice believe it or not..
It would make a good project with all the parts available these days.
The 318 3 speed is still in it and it's an original KY5 Yellow blaze car.  The Yellow peeks out from under the red here and there.

I drove it for a while back in the day but now it needs restoration
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: twist on March 16, 2009 - 05:16:00 PM
I found several things that were not exactly fixed the way I would do it on my Challenger.

One is an exhaust system that had been pieced together with different size pipes, different materials, and dozens of welds everywhere.

The other was a trunk floor covered in fiberglass with various pieces of metal used as a backing, including a Texas license plate. Gotta love it.

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 360 'CUDA on March 16, 2009 - 06:17:05 PM
I don't care who you are, that's just funny there!!!
 :rofl:
Git 'er done!!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Scatterbrain on March 16, 2009 - 06:43:01 PM
Those are pretty good, but I think this is right up there in that league.  Found this once I ripped up the carpet and poked around underneath.  Ignore the ricer crap on the pedals...this was the driver side floor pan and trans tunnel material.


(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/Scatterbrain71/floorpan.jpg)


(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/Scatterbrain71/license-plate.jpg)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: cudadave72 on March 16, 2009 - 06:56:33 PM
Those are pretty good, but I think this is right up there in that league.  Found this once I ripped up the carpet and poked around underneath.  Ignore the ricer crap on the pedals...this was the driver side floor pan and trans tunnel material.


All I have to say is WTF? What is all that??
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: NoMope Greg on March 16, 2009 - 06:57:42 PM
Those are pretty good, but I think this is right up there in that league.  Found this once I ripped up the carpet and poked around underneath.  Ignore the ricer crap on the pedals...this was the driver side floor pan and trans tunnel material.


 :roflsmiley:  :roflsmiley:  :roflsmiley:  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 360 'CUDA on March 16, 2009 - 07:00:04 PM
At least they cut a hole in the license plate for the shifter........  :clueless:   :clueless:

Did that sentence make any sense??   :dogpile: 
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 71ChallengerSE on March 16, 2009 - 07:10:59 PM
I had some pop riveted metal in my trunk as well.

(http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/45068/2969873780101075490S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2969873780101075490ByLeMK)

and here is how the quarter looks now :22yikes:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: R/T hedkace on March 16, 2009 - 07:14:07 PM
  :22yikes:  :scared:

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: torredcuda on March 16, 2009 - 07:28:16 PM
I can just post a pick of my Duster cuz the whole car was hacked!I cut out-no actually kicked out a lot of the 8 pt roll bar b/c the welds were so bad.I have redone all the brake lines as they were peiced everywhere and will have to completely rewire and plumb everything.I cannot believe this car passed tech even though it was last raced proabably 10 years ago.I won`t even go into the so-called bodywork or other stupid stuff they did.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: R/T hedkace on March 16, 2009 - 07:36:42 PM
I can just post a pick of my Duster cuz the whole car was hacked!I cut out-no actually kicked out a lot of the 8 pt roll bar b/c the welds were so bad.I have redone all the brake lines as they were peiced everywhere and will have to completely rewire and plumb everything.I cannot believe this car passed tech even though it was last raced proabably 10 years ago.I won`t even go into the so-called bodywork or other stupid stuff they did.
By the way Jeff, did you ever settle on a name for that Duster of yours?
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on March 16, 2009 - 08:37:21 PM
These pics are great. Keep em comin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5URYhXE55bo
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: cudax34me on March 16, 2009 - 09:45:03 PM
aw come on fellers thats sum a cuzin billy joe jim bobs finest work.aint yall never heard of redneck injuneerin??? :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: AprilsPink72Cuda on March 17, 2009 - 07:46:23 PM
WHat a great thread idea Topcat!  Thank Goodness I don't have any pictures to share! 
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on March 17, 2009 - 09:30:37 PM
WHat a great thread idea Topcat!  Thank Goodness I don't have any pictures to share!

Thanks,

If you have more Mopars in your future, chances are you'll end up getting one.

What I'd really like to do is to catch one of these hackers in action. I wouldn't know whether to cry, grimmace or laugh if I did.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on March 17, 2009 - 10:00:41 PM
Some of the floor in my 73 before I replaced it.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: dougs bs23 on March 18, 2009 - 09:29:58 AM
Ever hear of the hackers creed????
"Putty is my buddy"    :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Marty73 on March 18, 2009 - 12:31:55 PM
I remember when I was 14 - we used part of an old toaser to repair my 65 Galaxie's fender....good times

Dad is still a hack on body work. I really hope I'm better than that now!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ShelbyDogg on March 18, 2009 - 02:22:43 PM
I'm a hack and have hacked. Nothing too wild with license plates though. I have been able to weld since I took a 5th grade summer school class. I also found one thing out. No matter how well you do it now, there are others out there that will say that you did a HACK job. This is why I do my stuff myself. I wasn't happy paying other hacks to not do it my way.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 426HEMI on March 18, 2009 - 03:21:44 PM
The reason I got so many new panels for my car is that I did not want to contend with any hack jobs.  With the new panels I can put it back the way it should be from the factory along with getting rid of the rust problems I have.  I also want to strenghten it some also to make it even better.  Gordon
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: torredcuda on March 18, 2009 - 07:00:11 PM
By the way Jeff, did you ever settle on a name for that Duster of yours?

Can`t decide yet,maybe I`ll put up a poll.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: R/T hedkace on March 19, 2009 - 12:20:38 PM
Can`t decide yet,maybe I`ll put up a poll.  :dunno:

 You had three pages of ideas thrown at ya......and you still cannot make up your mind?  :dunno: :roflsmiley:

http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=55305.0
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on March 22, 2009 - 01:28:36 PM
Here are 2 of my friends Coronet R/T Tony is restoring.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on March 22, 2009 - 01:32:58 PM
Now that is ugly! 
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 72bluNblu on March 22, 2009 - 02:01:53 PM
Here's a few for you. Some have been posted here before somewhere, but these are my favorite hack jobs... :eek4:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Dark04/Challenger/1926809926_ecf0dff97f_o.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Dark04/Challenger/4x4chally-2.jpg)

This one I just found. A Challenger WAGON?!  :icon16: :screwy:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v513/Dark04/Challenger/2973602288_2c337d4b9e_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on March 22, 2009 - 02:13:46 PM
I consider those customs and would drive any of them.   :bigsmile:

That means the car below my post is also a hack job. 

Now I am a hacker!!    :woohoo: :roflsmiley:

Oh well!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ShelbyDogg on March 22, 2009 - 04:00:18 PM
The Challenger wagon owner is a member here.
This type of thing is what got custom cars started. Who wants stock all of the time anyway?
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: R/T hedkace on March 22, 2009 - 04:05:33 PM
 :clueless:
It seems to me that we all/some have different ideas of what we
consider "hack"

Interesting, and great topic none the less man  :thumbsup:


 Here's a pic of my rear wheelwell lip.
Bondo was just splattered right over the rust on the lip, and not even sanded or smoothed out at all.
Just painted it, and done  :eek4:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: R/T hedkace on March 22, 2009 - 04:09:20 PM
The Challenger wagon owner is a member here.
This type of thing is what got custom cars started. Who wants stock all of the time anyway?
Yep...........71RTSEWagon-Conv
Cool guy.....with a TON of talent.
Not really my cup of tea, but who gives a sh!t what I think.
His talent, and creativity cannot be denied  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on March 22, 2009 - 04:17:44 PM

It seems to me that we all/some have different ideas of what we
consider "hack"



Here is the definition of the term "hack job" from the Wikitionary.

The completion of a task in the quickest possible time at the expense of quality or attention to detail.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: R/T hedkace on March 22, 2009 - 04:27:12 PM


Here is the definition of the term "hack job" from the Wikitionary.

The completion of a task in the quickest possible time at the expense of quality or attention to detail.

Makes sense to me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: hebeegbz on March 22, 2009 - 04:43:59 PM


Here is the definition of the term "hack job" from the Wikitionary.

The completion of a task in the quickest possible time at the expense of quality or attention to detail.

A hack is when a blue collar or middle management income trys to compete in the land of wealth . example 75k income family wants a car that will exceed a years gross income .a fair savings of 10% = 7.500 would take 10 years to own if built by a pro . or settle with what you can afford some times hack work is just right for ones budget no hack no car becomes just a dream .or spend many years to perfect ones skills and do it your self.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on April 03, 2009 - 09:37:47 PM
And here's one at the head repair place I saw when I was getting mine looked at.
They told me somebody tried to repair it themself.


Anyone else with any pics?
Surely there must be some more out there.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 72bluNblu on April 04, 2009 - 12:33:32 AM
And here's one at the head repair place I saw when I was getting mine looked at.
They told me somebody tried to repair it themself.


Anyone else with any pics?
Surely there must be some more out there.

Repair it with what?! Yikes!  :eek4:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: sixpack340 on April 05, 2009 - 07:53:41 AM
some idiot that performed body work on my car in the past welded a new quarter over the old one, about 1/2 inch of bondo to smooth it out! it is on both sides!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: fishn4cuda on April 05, 2009 - 09:03:17 AM
I have seen plenty...
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Ghost on April 05, 2009 - 09:31:03 AM
I believe that the back half of that Challenger wagon was beyond saving, which is one of the reasons why he turned it into that.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: fishn4cuda on April 05, 2009 - 09:31:45 AM
More of the Coronet RT Topcat mentioned...
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 71bigblock on April 05, 2009 - 09:46:30 AM
I'm a hack.  But I'll do the job so that its right.  For example, on my truck in places where I know people cant see, I could care less what it looks like, as long as it is fixed and the rust isnt coming back. 

I hacked two pieces of tin behind the rear tires of my Challenger on the quarters.  I hated looking at the rust, and I wasnt fixing it anytime soon.  Tin, rivets, bondo, orange paint.  Looks 110% better than it did.  It took a couple hours.  I'll fix it someday. 
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 1black71rt on April 05, 2009 - 01:44:14 PM
Here is the hack job i got on the frame rail on my car. This body shop did not stay open very long.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Niko on April 05, 2009 - 02:07:33 PM
I think these fit the description, and i got plenty of this...

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/N1KOLA1/Dodge%20Challenger/PICT2149-1.jpg)

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/N1KOLA1/Dodge%20Challenger/PICT2298.jpg)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on April 05, 2009 - 02:10:22 PM
Wow :22yikes:

Is that duct tape I see there with the metal patch's?

I am sure those patch's on the frame make the frame far more solid than original!    :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Niko on April 05, 2009 - 03:07:25 PM
I think he tried to lighten the car, because those framerail patches is aluminum. And those screw couplings ainīt waterproof without duct tape... :)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Moparpena on April 08, 2009 - 02:50:36 AM
 :villagers:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_F7EES-nHNaw/RvFUJAr1RQI/AAAAAAAAACU/U5qIn7qhQy4/s320/puhallus14.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_F7EES-nHNaw/SJdlbDkTNgI/AAAAAAAAAGA/Q7qqblHzBPU/s320/d3.JPG)
 :bricks1:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on April 23, 2009 - 12:16:52 AM
Found this
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: mcgheejt on April 23, 2009 - 11:48:53 AM
I like this thread, it reminds me of my attempts to fix rust on my first challenger back in 1987.  Perhaps we should all take a moment to appreciate the vendors who have made so much replacement sheet metal available for our cars.  Here's to them  :cheers:. 
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 71ChallengerSE on April 23, 2009 - 07:49:36 PM
 :smokin:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 71ChallengerSE on April 23, 2009 - 07:55:26 PM
 :puke:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 71ChallengerSE on April 23, 2009 - 07:56:27 PM
 :eek7:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: wagesofsin on April 23, 2009 - 10:03:45 PM
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55886.0;attach=118680

i made one of those!!
of course it didnt look like that, and i actually put some effort in to it, and tried to mimick the original...........

hope you guys dont think im a hack!!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: NoMope Greg on April 24, 2009 - 01:15:50 AM

i made one of those!!
of course it didnt look like that, and i actually put some effort in to it, and tried to mimick the original...........

hope you guys dont think im a hack!!

A hack?  Are you kidding?  I love your work!  :clapping:

If I win the lotto, I'm paying for you and Robb (ShelbyDogg) to fly to California and do my body work.  I'll also import Challenger Gary to do the paint and stripe it, CP to put the thing together and MoparAl to come regale us with some good stories, help me cook some steaks and maybe turn a wrench or two.   :dogpile:

Of course, the odds of that happening are about zero (gotta play to win, don't you know?), so I advise not quitting your day jobs.  :grinno:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ShelbyDogg on April 24, 2009 - 01:31:56 AM
I'm paying for you and Robb (ShelbyDogg) to fly to California and do my body work.

Greg, You forgot that I admitted that I am a hack above. Some of the work above doesn't look too bad. Some look like they just needed a little more welding. I'm sure that car was really bad before someone put the strength back into it.

I'm trying to get my car on the road without spending $50,000 in labor and parts. I don't show you all of my "hack" pictures. I'm still trying to pay down my house and my kid's college tuition bill, while my wife is laid off.
If I win the lottery, like you, I'll do it again but this time I'll have Tony's shop do it for me. 

Rob
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on April 26, 2009 - 08:23:50 PM
Here's a really good one I just found buried in my files.
Many years ago, a friend referred me to him to repair my car after a 4X4 slammed into the rear quarter. Years later, after removing the bondo, this is what I discovered.

The guy who did this was a crooked crook.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 70burntorangeT/A on April 26, 2009 - 08:55:53 PM
A lot of that metal work on the car that had been media blasted wasnt bad. It worked didnt it, kept the rust from comming back. plus most of it was on the underside of the car, slap a few gallons of undercoating on there and no one could ever tell.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: wagesofsin on April 26, 2009 - 09:29:58 PM
Here's a really good one I just found buried in my files.
Many years ago, a friend referred me to him to repair my car after a 4X4 slammed into the rear quarter. Years later, after removing the bondo, this is what I discovered.

The guy who did this was a crooked crook.

 :clueless: is that a giant crack i see over the seam?
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on April 26, 2009 - 10:50:59 PM
:clueless: is that a giant crack i see over the seam?

Yup, the dickweed cut across the seam to remove the quarter. I took this picture right when I started taking his botched quarter panel repair off. You can see I had already cut right where he had done before.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 72bluNblu on April 27, 2009 - 01:16:12 AM
A lot of that metal work on the car that had been media blasted wasnt bad. It worked didnt it, kept the rust from comming back. plus most of it was on the underside of the car, slap a few gallons of undercoating on there and no one could ever tell.

:iagree:

Although it looks like a frankenstein job, I would have to say that whoever did that work had some pretty decent metal working skills. I mean, what do you do if you don't have the replacement sheetmetal available? Sure now you can just buy a whole firewall/cowl and weld it in, but before you could get one you'd just have to make the pieces you need. Ideally yes, you'd remove the rusted stuff and flush weld some new pieces in. But with as much damage as that car has you'd loose some serious structural integrity if you cut out all the rust. And some of those pieces are pretty intricate, they wouldn't look stock if you cut the old stuff out and had to make new pieces to replace them either.

Granted, in its current condition it'd never be a show car, but judging by the extent of the damage its fortunate that one didn't end up a parts car...

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ChallengerGary on May 03, 2009 - 07:58:27 AM
Boy, I wish I had some pics of my hack jobs.  Back in the late 80's & early 90's when no sheet metal was available I participated in many hack jobs.  My 1st ragtop Challenger was a real Flinstone mobile.  I did what any kid just out of high school would do back in the day.  I went to the local marine supply store.  Bought some fiberglass sheets and resin and "repaired" my floors and trunk.  Heck,  I've actually made "quarter panels in a can."  I had one 72 Duster 340 that was my daily driver that I put literally 2 gallons of Bondo in. I also spray bombed the stripes on the side. Funny thing was, I drove it for about a year and ended up selling it to a local guy.  He used it as his daily driver for about 5 years and the "hot patches" I put in it were just starting to show about that time.  I have since learned the error of my ways and reformed but the hacker in me lies just below the surface  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: miketyler on May 03, 2009 - 08:41:53 AM
I gotta chime in here with pics that Billy Bob's firewall crew did on my car before I got it. You see Billy Bob didnt have a welder. For all we know he may not have had electricity or even running water for that matter. But he did the best he could with Great Stuff spray foam, fiberglass cloth and resin.

 
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: quapman on May 03, 2009 - 09:05:59 AM
I have no good current pics, but a couple sob stories.

I myself hacked my first car, a matching #'s 73 Rallye Chally. I brazed in NOS inner fenders, brazed in a homemade firewall/cowl patch complete with rivets, phillips-head screws, black paint and undercoater. It was 1981 and I was 15. (The inners cost a bunch back then....$33 each!)

Later in life (early 90's) I had an FC7 V-code Challenger. It needed a few metal patches and a full quarter. I guess we'd call it a "full resto" these days. I had THREE people attempt the work, NONE of which knew what they were doing, so I gave up and traded the car for a clean 71 Challenger 318 car with a fresh body/paint job. The work done on that car was so mediocre that I sold it for $4500.

THIS is why I'm attempting a lot of this work myself or finding people who DO know what they're doing. I can't weld (yet), but can sling mud!

THANKS to John D. in Apex, NC. Y'all know him as Grancoupe here on the board. AWESOME with a MIG welder! (Among other talents)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: divingtigger on May 03, 2009 - 10:51:46 AM
That's the nice thing about have a one family owned car....not much was done to it, but there is a ton of rust on it, but atleast I can find a ton of parts for the car now.  The quarter panels were replaced and knowing my father in law it was done at the cheapest place possible, so Once the car gets to the media blasters I'm sure I'll have some pics to post here
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on August 04, 2009 - 12:12:41 AM
There's gotta be more pics out there.

Probably 50% (a rough guess) or more early Mopars are hack job victims sometime in their past.

Show us what you uncovered when you worked on your car.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ntstlgl1970 on August 04, 2009 - 02:39:51 AM
Custom work by space auto body when my car was painted before I bought it in 85 or so. The flanged part of the quarter missing in this picture was held in with bondo. It fell off not long after I got the car. When I took it apart, it was obvious they didn't try to straighten out the quarter too much, the bondo was about 1/2 to 3/4" thick. I have to give them credit though, the bondo on the quarter itself never came apart, so they were bondo experts  :dunno:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Challenger III on February 25, 2010 - 08:43:46 PM
Hi, Guys! I have quite a few to share, but I'll start out slow... This was the back of the right rocker and front of the r-r wheelwell. This is a couple of aluminum pieces with aluminum pop rivets (4 each for maximum strength) and 1/4 to 1/2 inch of roofer's mastic. Lots of fun to clean up! :2thumbs:
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/70%20Challenger%20Restoration/50.jpg)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: TreeFrog on March 11, 2010 - 02:55:41 PM
looks like fun!

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: willard on March 12, 2010 - 09:06:12 AM
When I see yours I think may wasnt that bad with 1/2" of bondo over rust on one lower quarter and lots of holes from slide hammer on the other + bondo.
What's interesting is that almost every muscle car I've seen restored in Poland had such "soultions" applied, these were $1500 chebbies but also $50000+ show quality cars that within 2-3 years showed their secrets.
Even one restoration shop has a piece of steel fence wire with bondo and resin, stamped "made in usa" - it was found on a high dollar 1930s ford - a show car ;)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Challenger III on March 12, 2010 - 10:18:14 AM
When I see yours I think may wasnt that bad with 1/2" of bondo over rust on one lower quarter and lots of holes from slide hammer on the other + bondo.
What's interesting is that almost every muscle car I've seen restored in Poland had such "soultions" applied, these were $1500 chebbies but also $50000+ show quality cars that within 2-3 years showed their secrets.
Even one restoration shop has a piece of steel fence wire with bondo and resin, stamped "made in usa" - it was found on a high dollar 1930s ford - a show car ;)
One of the reasons why I got the $1500 rust bucket rather than the $15000 "Driver Quality". Plus, I'm enjoying the project.  Here's another one. 24 Ga. sheet metal Patch over the top of a rusty mess on left front door jamb.  They didn't even make it so the door fit!
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/mike-62_photos/70%20Challenger%20Restoration/100312_062604.jpg)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: rp23g7 on May 18, 2010 - 02:02:01 PM
A friend of mine had a 70 Camaro, sold it, and found it again 25 yrs later.  Bought it back from the owner, turns out they had done some sheetmetal work to it, instead of fixing the rear quarters, they bought two new quarters and bondo'ed them to the car itself.  I will se eif i can get the pictures.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Cooter on July 06, 2010 - 10:36:09 PM
I'm with a few others here in the fact that while one person has a certain view of what the term "Hack"  means, everybody has a different view of what is "hacked"....I myself, have replaced a few panels with welds that look alot like some in these pics, and had absolutely no problem...However, Some of the pics, I do find "Questionable" at best...Just because some of us don't try take fifty years and the same in funds to recreate the factory weld seams, it would seem that we are to be considered "Hacks"....Hmmm, I thought as long as you didn't bury the metal in 2" of mud, and your welds held, you were ok....Remember, a strong weld isn't always pretty, and a pretty weld isn't always strong....
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: dutch on July 07, 2010 - 05:05:40 AM
my factory K-member is one big hack job....  :2cents:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 06Daytona on July 09, 2010 - 09:59:06 AM
Popped the trunk to put a missing bolt in the hinge and noticed this
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Deathviper/Photo0119.jpg)
I'll try to get some pics of my inside firewall covered with white styrofoam and blue camping mattress.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on July 09, 2010 - 09:19:31 PM
 :clueless:Camping Matress??WHAT??
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 06Daytona on July 10, 2010 - 08:08:00 AM
Here's a shot under the dash. White styrofoam on the center and passenger side
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Deathviper/Photo0122.jpg)
And blue camping mattress on the drivers side
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Deathviper/Photo0124.jpg)
The firewall is in pretty good shape under all that junk.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 8657hemi on August 07, 2010 - 06:37:54 PM
I'm not one to bad mouth anyone, but... I picked up a '73 Barracuda a while back and found that most of the engines' plumbing was done in soft copper tubing... fuel line, trans cooler lines, rad overflow, etc. It didn't matter to me, the engine was coming out. The kicker was the vice grips holding the inner/outer wheel houses together. Done on both sides. The grips were painted black so they weren't easily seen. HA! Bonus for me - two decent pair of vice grips. A tube of glue would've been cheaper for him.  :nono:
Here's an after shot.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ChallengerGary on August 09, 2010 - 09:25:32 AM
LOL!!!   Gotta Luv free vise grips!!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Belgium Cuda on September 13, 2010 - 01:58:46 PM
I fully understand your stories about the old days without repop metal and cars nobody believed should last as classic cars and therefor some quick dirtywork was done but today? How can somebody, 5 years ago do this to a Challenger convertible?
For me this is plain rape, trying to earn some $$ instead of doing a job to be proud of.

Per
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: dutch on September 13, 2010 - 05:44:40 PM
top notch hack job there Per  :woo:   a flexy vert, and still no cracks after 5 years....  :cheers:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: GranCuda1970 on September 24, 2010 - 05:03:42 AM
will add the pic later but when I was removing everything from the engine compartment on my Gran Coupe I noticed some one had cut out the right side radiator support looked like it was done with a sawsall , has since been replaced with the proper radiator support from columbia parts corp. I dont know why they did it because the fender tags showed that the car came factory and had it's origional 26" small block radiator was try to get better airflow or something????
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: mopar12372 on October 10, 2010 - 10:58:08 PM
i found hack on my cuda too , fortunately i repaired all this . one picture of the inner wheel house is part of a recent repair.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: miketyler on October 11, 2010 - 10:10:35 AM
Wow - looks like roof flashing!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: fishn4cuda on October 12, 2010 - 06:23:27 PM
I wish I would of takin more pics of all the nightmare repairs I have come across......you would die.....lol
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 1970bumblebee on December 23, 2010 - 11:44:12 AM
I own a 1971 Dodge Demon that was hacked up pretty good. It had 3 quarter panels on it. The original quarter was smashed and cut part way off. Then they layed one right on top of it and atempted to weld it on. Some then smacked the car up again. They put another quarter panel on it. Right over the 2nd one!!! There was bondo so thick in the door to make up the difference it was rediculous!!  :wow: As of right now I have cut them all off!! Im going to be buying a full quarter to replace the hack job!!!  :cooldancing:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on December 23, 2010 - 01:53:36 PM
I own a 1971 Dodge Demon that was hacked up pretty good. It had 3 quarter panels on it. The original quarter was smashed and cut part way off. Then they layed one right on top of it and atempted to weld it on. Some then smacked the car up again. They put another quarter panel on it. Right over the 2nd one!!! There was bondo so thick in the door to make up the difference it was rediculous!!  :wow: As of right now I have cut them all off!! Im going to be buying a full quarter to replace the hack job!!!  :cooldancing:

Please, show us the pics.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 1970bumblebee on December 28, 2010 - 12:07:29 PM
Unfortunally I dont have any on my digital camera. I have real pictures and I dont have a scaner. Just thought I'd share the story. Also the 3rd quarter pannel had bondo on it. They drilled holes in it and used screws to pop out the dents in it. It was seriously hacked.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on February 28, 2011 - 12:56:10 AM
Here is a contribution.  This was a working hack job of course. Could have been worse.   

I apologize for the crappy photos.  Wife has my camera.  This is my hunting camera.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab115/Cuda_Hunter/71%20CUDA/100_1645.jpg)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab115/Cuda_Hunter/71%20CUDA/100_1646.jpg)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab115/Cuda_Hunter/71%20CUDA/100_1649.jpg)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab115/Cuda_Hunter/71%20CUDA/100_1648.jpg)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab115/Cuda_Hunter/71%20CUDA/100_1650.jpg)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ChallengerGary on February 28, 2011 - 07:36:19 PM
About 10-15 years ago, those 71 parking lenses were like GOLD!  I remember trying to find a pair and everybody want SICK money for them - like $300-500!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on March 26, 2011 - 09:09:31 PM
Any newbies out there with pics to ad?
Need help just ask. 

From now on use an uploader service like Photobucket or Imageshack.

Those that posted on this thread in the past; please check to see if your pics are still there.
Some were deleted from 09' on back. If you could re load em back on.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on March 26, 2011 - 10:11:22 PM
This installer had a philosophy:

"If it doesn't fit. Force it to fit!"

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3812/cudastuff4.jpg) (http://img22.imageshack.us/i/cudastuff4.jpg/)

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: fishn4cuda on March 27, 2011 - 11:42:44 AM
This installer had a philosophy:

"If it doesn't fit. Force it to fit!"

([url]http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3812/cudastuff4.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://img22.imageshack.us/i/cudastuff4.jpg/[/url])


Measure once...cut twice!!!!....One more time!!!...Threes a charm!!!.. :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 06Daytona on November 17, 2011 - 07:52:42 AM
Here are a couple of shots of Frankenwheelhouse.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Deathviper/Photo0493.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Deathviper/Photo0490.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Deathviper/Photo0489.jpg)
I'll see if I can get a few shots of the inch-inch 1/2 on the quarters and tail panel. The tail panel was pretty much molded out of Bondo. The guy was a real artist.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Tonefiend on December 11, 2011 - 08:53:16 PM
I have spent the last 2 years removing the previos owners hackjobs.  Check my firewall.  That is how you remove the A/C.  Not!

  (http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4008/4402891253_e00d1225e1_z.jpg?zz=1)

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on December 23, 2011 - 07:59:23 PM
While at the shop today where my Cuda is at, some Pontiac Firebird DIY'r decided to modify his front lower Valence. The shop guys tried to tell him how to do it in a clean professional look.

He wouldn't listen to them. He felt he knew what he was doing.
Here's his work.

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/831/hackjobpontiac.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/100/hackjobpontiac.jpg/)

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: dutch on December 24, 2011 - 01:14:07 AM
 :wow:   that`s a science project..... looks even worse than my hack job console...  :faint:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Gus cuda on December 25, 2011 - 12:47:10 AM
Wow! That is the biggest problem with buying one of these old cars "restored". You pay good money, and that mess is hidden under shiney new paint. I can see why some of you guys with the big shops and proper tools go and buy a basketcase and do it right yourself. I dont have those things so all i could do was take my friend who is a big mopar guy and also a mechanic by trade to go with me and show me what he could find wrong and then let me decide. Now all i can do is hope for the best.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 06Daytona on December 30, 2011 - 11:11:37 AM
Here's a shot of the passenger door of the Cuda after most of the bondo was stripped. The drivers door was in a lot better shape.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Deathviper/Photo0542.jpg)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ChallengerGary on December 30, 2011 - 11:20:20 AM
Dang!  What the heck happened to that door?!?!?!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 68427vette on January 06, 2012 - 08:48:13 AM
here what i ended up with???

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc28/68427vette/B5%201970%20Challenger%20RT/1970B5CHALLENGERRT018.jpg)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: jimynick on January 06, 2012 - 11:23:21 PM
Hey Daytona! That car wasn't used as a range car at a driving range by any chance, was it? Wow!  :eek4:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Niko on January 07, 2012 - 05:16:30 PM
I have a couple of new pics of my rear freamrails or something like framerail...

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/N1KOLA1/Dodge%20Challenger/DSC01895.jpg)

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/N1KOLA1/Dodge%20Challenger/DSC01897.jpg)

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/N1KOLA1/Dodge%20Challenger/DSC01898.jpg)

(http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/N1KOLA1/Dodge%20Challenger/DSC01899.jpg)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on January 07, 2012 - 06:25:11 PM
Wow!  :22yikes: They did a job on that one didn't they!!   :faint: :22yikes:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on November 25, 2012 - 10:39:17 PM
We need some fresh meat on this thread!

Newbies! Help us out!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on November 25, 2012 - 11:49:30 PM
I love how you always bring up these great oldies.

Bump  Bump
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on December 27, 2012 - 07:58:04 PM
I love how you always bring up these great oldies.

Bump  Bump

Yeah! but were not getting any responses.  :clueless:

Don't be embarrassed people!
Were not doing this thread to make fun of your car or who worked on it before.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: acguy on December 27, 2012 - 09:40:13 PM
  I got my car back from the body shop looking like this. They were actually proud of their work. Once I started reassembling it I got so discouraged I didn't touch it all summer, nearly gave up on it. You can see the reght quarted panel was off by at least a full inch. 80 grit sandpaper grooves in the bondo, paint already peeling in engine compartment and tail panel, right quarter panel was already cracking. They refused to install the doors, fenders, hood, front and rear valance. I can see why. Now its completly media blasted and two new AMD quarters are being hung right now.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: dutch on December 28, 2012 - 05:38:46 AM
 :eek7:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: MOPAR FANATIC on December 28, 2012 - 01:02:37 PM
  I got my car back from the body shop looking like this. They were actually proud of their work. Once I started reassembling it I got so discouraged I didn't touch it all summer, nearly gave up on it. You can see the reght quarted panel was off by at least a full inch. 80 grit sandpaper grooves in the bondo, paint already peeling in engine compartment and tail panel, right quarter panel was already cracking. They refused to install the doors, fenders, hood, front and rear valance. I can see why. Now its completly media blasted and two new AMD quarters are being hung right now.

 :22yikes:  :pullinghair:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on December 28, 2012 - 01:08:00 PM
Wow,  definitely discouraging.

At least you have a better shop working on it now.  right.

Did you recoupe any of your money from the flakes?
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: acguy on December 28, 2012 - 07:02:43 PM
Wow,  definitely discouraging.

At least you have a better shop working on it now.  right.

Did you recoupe any of your money from the flakes?
If I thought I could get my money back I would have taken them to court a long time ago. This is one of those times where you just have to cut your losses and move forward. The media blasting revealed some old school bodywork on the inner fender where they actually brazed the metal and brazed a bunch of holes.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on December 28, 2012 - 07:56:14 PM
I know how that goes. Lost a few dollars somewhere along the way.

Got any pics of the old lead work?

It's tough to believe that a shop would give you a car back expecting that work to be finish work.

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on January 18, 2013 - 12:39:17 AM
O.K.

Whose up to Bat next?

Show us what we already know.
Bad bodywork is an art that some bodyshops do.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on January 18, 2013 - 10:20:30 PM
That quarters not even funny..  :eek7:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: RzeroB on February 12, 2013 - 06:24:11 PM
My first car was a '66 Belvedere. 10 years of winter driving on the heavily salted roads of upstate NY turned it into a major rust bucket. Front fenders flapped in the breeze, and the rear fenders were so badly gone you could see through to the trunk! I didn't care, I was 16, it ran, and I had visions of freedom from depending on someone else for a ride.

My Dad had other "visions". He thought I should learn some good old "body and fender repair techniques" from him. One day he comes home with a big used five drawer filing cabinet and a gallon of roofing tar. "What's that for?" I ask  :clueless:. "That" he says pointing to the filing cabinet "is what we are going to make your "new" rear fenders and trunk extensions with" (I'm not making this up!). I'm 16, I don't know any better so I say "okay, if you say so."

Over the next few weeks, he makes a template of what he thinks the wheel opening and lower fender from the back of the wheel opening to the bumper should look like. Then we cut "new" fender skins out of the sides of the filing cabinet using the template and then did the same for the trunk extensions. Next he has me cut as much of the rust out of the rear fender and wheel opening as I can up to the pronounced horizontal body crease line above the wheel opening but "be sure to leave an inch for riveting." We then coated the inside of the "new" fender skins and trunk extensions with roofing tar, mounted them up, and began riveting them on being sure to use a lot of them "cause the metal we're attaching them to might not hold." Once we had them mounted he had me use about a gallon of Bondo to "blend" them in with the horizontal body crease line. When I was done and they were primed he exclaimed "good as new!" It was pretty obvious that they had been fabricated being that they hung straight down instead of curving under the car. The good thing was that at least you couldn't see into the trunk anymore and I didn't have to worry about my jack and lug wrench falling out by the roadside! 

The picture below is a close representative of what my rear fenders looked like before the "body and fender repair" exercise but mine were actually worse. Unfortunately, I can't currently locate any pics of the before and after actual job. Once again, I got to tell you, I'm not making this stuff up, this is how he had me do it - my first personal "hack job" and it was a doozey!  :22yikes:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on February 12, 2013 - 07:27:51 PM
Great story!   :2thumbs:
Love to see pics of it!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: drewcrane on February 21, 2013 - 06:03:11 PM
I found a good one a fairly recent car they glued 1/4s on and did not replace the inner 1/4s ,just a shame what people do and the paint was like skim milk :villagers:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: daaboots on April 27, 2014 - 08:49:00 AM
Some ugly patches under the bondo.

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m304/daaboots/74%20Dodge%20Challenger/IMG_2413_zps660111b7.jpg) (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/daaboots/media/74%20Dodge%20Challenger/IMG_2413_zps660111b7.jpg.html)

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m304/daaboots/74%20Dodge%20Challenger/IMG_2420_zpsbdc4ac46.jpg) (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/daaboots/media/74%20Dodge%20Challenger/IMG_2420_zpsbdc4ac46.jpg.html)

(http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m304/daaboots/74%20Dodge%20Challenger/IMG_2421_zps24813bd1.jpg) (http://s107.photobucket.com/user/daaboots/media/74%20Dodge%20Challenger/IMG_2421_zps24813bd1.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 70chall440 on September 14, 2015 - 04:26:33 PM
that's hard to look at.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Priesty on October 26, 2015 - 06:35:02 AM
Gotta love this one.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5673/21865609684_336acd537a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zjbXYq)Angry XP (https://flic.kr/p/zjbXYq) by steve (https://www.flickr.com/photos/priesty1/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on October 26, 2015 - 09:23:09 AM
That's awesome !!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: dutch on October 26, 2015 - 10:16:37 AM
wicked...  :ylsuper:

no way I could ever get that road legal here   :grinno:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Priesty on October 28, 2015 - 07:36:32 AM
wicked...  :ylsuper:

no way I could ever get that road legal here   :grinno:

I don't think it's legal anywhere.  :o
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Chryco Psycho on October 29, 2015 - 09:52:53 AM
Legal here for sure  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ShelbyDogg on October 29, 2015 - 09:57:23 AM
Okay in the US after 25 years old. No worse than some rusty rat rods on the road now.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: RusTy/SE on October 29, 2015 - 08:13:50 PM
Haha, the front tag brought to mind the song by Madness, 'One Step Beyond'  :smokin:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: soundcontrol on February 20, 2016 - 06:56:51 PM
Under the undercoating... some ugly patches.
Forgot the holes for the heatshield, can't find the drill, aah, just weld it.... :bigsmile:


Bolt to the bumber bracket broke....weld it!  (no picture of that though)
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: glovemeister on February 20, 2016 - 07:37:43 PM
Why are those patch panels ugly? The high welds?

I can see how some of those pictures should use some additional grinding, but my understanding was to leave the welds a bit high so that the material isn't thinned out to much through grinding operations?
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: soundcontrol on February 20, 2016 - 08:13:22 PM
In my opinion, (and I am new to welding) it's not so much the welds (even if I would have grinded them) as is the location and choise of patcharea, the wheelhouse one is right over a seam, and its welded over the cutout, so it creates a rustpocket on the other side. The torquebox is a crooked patch in the middle, with a big rusthole above it, why not make it straight to the edge.... The third one has some bad welding I think, and no one bothered to drill the holes for the heatshield...
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 70chall440 on February 21, 2016 - 12:08:46 AM
I think the welds are ugly because the welder was too cold; as in the power was not set high enough. Depending on the type of welder and it could be that they were using a stick welder or using flux core wire. The point here is that the weld material (stick or MIG wire) is not being allowed to melt/flow into the surrounding metal so it just stacks up. Welders call this "bubble gum". Normally, you would grind it down, however I suspect if you did on these it would be very thin and would easily crack, break.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: Topcat on February 21, 2016 - 12:17:52 AM
Who give's a rat's Butt hole about that patch work.

Remove and replace these is what I would do.

Hack job work is ugly and many here see it when we restore our cars.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: soundcontrol on February 21, 2016 - 08:52:57 AM
Yep, I'm with Mike, if I spend 2+ years restoring my car, I can't leave it like that. Gotta be fixed.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: HemiTunis on September 12, 2016 - 10:19:32 AM
So now I am a member of the hack-job-club (no, not my hack job)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk188/HemiTunis/71%20Cuda%20restoration/20150823_123721_zpssxrizc0u.jpg)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk188/HemiTunis/71%20Cuda%20restoration/20150823_124830_zpsrarww9fe.jpg)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk188/HemiTunis/71%20Cuda%20restoration/20150823_132144_zpsu21xah6v.jpg)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk188/HemiTunis/71%20Cuda%20restoration/20150823_135855_zpsqfqbicl8.jpg)

Ouch!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 70chall440 on September 12, 2016 - 11:30:37 AM
Glad to see someone is responsible and is actively recycling... LOL..
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: BFM_Cuda on September 12, 2016 - 01:57:59 PM
Glad to see someone is responsible and is actively recycling... LOL..

Wow....    Paint and primer is expensive, but that's getting your money's worth right there..  :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: brads70 on September 12, 2016 - 02:13:01 PM
Wow that has to be the best one yet!  :o
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: HP_Cuda on September 12, 2016 - 02:45:17 PM

They really should have canned that idea..... :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: js29no on September 13, 2016 - 09:47:19 AM
At least they were using name brand products.   :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: soundcontrol on September 13, 2016 - 10:21:57 AM
So now I am a member of the hack-job-club (no, not my hack job)
Ouch!


You are now the president of the Hack Job Club!   :roflsmiley:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ShelbyDogg on September 13, 2016 - 10:53:42 AM
I remember a high school event, where a guy's Barracuda got rear ended and a gallon of bondo ended up on the street, from the rear quarters.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: soundcontrol on September 13, 2016 - 01:21:51 PM
I used a piece of a refrigerator when I fixed rust on my dad's old Volvo.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: anlauto on September 13, 2016 - 03:19:02 PM
I used a piece of a refrigerator when I fixed rust on my dad's old Volvo.

Nice colour match :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: ekW on September 13, 2016 - 05:27:39 PM
I found this in photo my trunk....  and this fizz gob under the seam areas.....
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 70chall440 on September 13, 2016 - 05:30:29 PM
I found this in photo my trunk....

AWESOME!!!!
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: blown motor on September 13, 2016 - 07:53:13 PM
Wrong end of the horse.
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: js29no on September 14, 2016 - 09:19:07 AM
Could be the horse she rode in on!!!  :dunno:
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: 70chall440 on September 15, 2016 - 12:55:15 AM
Pretty sure she prefers brooms...
Title: Re: Hack Job Pictures
Post by: js29no on September 15, 2016 - 09:30:18 AM
Pretty sure she prefers brooms...
     :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley: :roflsmiley: :-\