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Re: Crack of Doom

To: "Randy Widman" <>,
Subject: Re: Crack of Doom
From: Bill Saidel <>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 10:04:42 -0500
At 08:56 AM 12/17/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>What is the "Crack of Doom"

        It is a vertical rip in a door skin adjacent to the mirror. I discovered
that my '76B had the COD when body putty expertly inserted prior to car
sale and prior to the paint job fell out months after I bought the car. It
starts small and lengthens over time. Presumably, it is due to metal
fatigue resulting from shaking of the mirror.
        I had my '76 COD repaired by a body shop for muchos money.
(mistake...afterwards found another that would have done it for $200 less.
This later fellow, an MG owner,  told me that body shops treat repairing
COD as a bonus because it does not fall into a clear category for a book
price. Lesson-shop around.) 

        The body shop took apart the door and welded a metal piece on the inside
of the skin, welded, the crack,  sanded the crack and weld, and painted
over it. True, it has held up for 3 years now.)

This topic was a vibrant subject when I first joined the list. Are we about
to circle around to it again?


----- Original Message -----
>From: "Andrew B. Lundgren" <>
>To: "Barrie Robinson" <>; <>
>Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 9:47 PM
>Subject: Re: Crack of Doom
>> I don't know if it will work or not, but I have heard Larry Hoy say
>> that he used a glue of some sort to attach his modified radiator
>> mounts.  He mentioned that it is frequently used in body shops now as
>> well.
>> Seems like it might be worth a try if you are already painted.  At the
>> least, I doubt it would hurt anything....
>> On Mon, 16 Dec 2002 20:27:27 -0800, Barrie Robinson wrote:
>> >Unfortunately I got nothing done on my new skins for the crack of
>> >doom.  Has anybody got any advice.  The skin is painted with POR 15 and
>> >sound deadening stuck on.  I can still get to it at the back as the
>> >are not on.  Should I use strong glue (epoxy) and stick something over
>> >area??
>> --
>> Andrew Lundgren

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