After removing 8 layers of paint big surprises on the 1960 Studebaker Champ

Studebaker Champ

This Studebaker Champ was built in 1960. Sometime in  it’s life it was blue then yellow then yellow again and then gold. It was never sanded down between colors but it did get lots of primer coats between colors.  I chemically peeled the multiple coats of paint only to find 4 to 5 gallons of plastic filler in the doors and 3 fenders.

I have had worse in my career. I had a 57 Chevy hardtop years ago that the bottom half of the car was sculptured with Bondo up to two inches thick. The difference is the customers the 57 Chevy owner seemed to think it was my fault and I should fix it for free. The Studebaker owner understands old cars are just that. By the way the 1957 Chevy didn’t get fixed for free.

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