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Lead filler used until ?

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Lead filler used until ?

Post #1 by powerband » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:04 pm

On two Maverick C-Pillars I've noticed wavy surface - on my original '74 (non Grabber) 2 dr and another 74 (true) Grabber. Also my 74 looks like may have filler on top A Pillar into roof and cracks under paint.. Anybody take their 70's car to bare steel ?. Curious about how the roof - body seam along C-Pillar is smoothed at factory. Earlier Fords' used lead filler in those spots. Still lead or maybe early plastic filler is revealing age ?.

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So when was the end of lead use by Ford factory assembly and others ? .

# 80 sander steel panel prep runs into much softer lead filler and digs in (61 Comet) :


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Re: Lead filler used until ?

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:34 pm

Ford Cars I have taken apart and worked still had lead well into the later 70’s. I wouldn’t be surprised if that didn’t continue into the 80’s or 90’s but can’t verafy that. Corse when they get repaired later there are so few that know how to work with lead. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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