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Old 04-17-2008, 06:34 PM
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Heres what the new one looks like. Had to cut and modify it to fit a convertable, almost cried cutting up a $109 peice of metal...
You didn't go the low rider (small truck on airbags) route and use boat trailer fenders? Well....what do you think you are...doing it the right way
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Yes...lots of small tacks and lots of cooling time in between. No way around that with the bigger welder. We (dad and I) bought it when we were rebuilding totalled vehicles. We did a lot of steel fab work to, so...that is what we needed. Never have welded any thin sheet metal on those cars. It was more structural on the vehicles. Sheet metal (mostly front end stuff) was all replaced (bolt on).
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:56 AM
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You didn't go the low rider (small truck on airbags) route and use boat trailer fenders? Well....what do you think you are...doing it the right way
like that?

Yes...lots of small tacks and lots of cooling time in between. No way around that with the bigger welder. We (dad and I) bought it when we were rebuilding totalled vehicles. We did a lot of steel fab work to, so...that is what we needed. Never have welded any thin sheet metal on those cars. It was more structural on the vehicles. Sheet metal (mostly front end stuff) was all replaced (bolt on).
I thought about making it hop, but decided not to.
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Any updates?

With the transplant mine is completely on hold.
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:41 AM
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Any updates?

With the transplant mine is completely on hold.
Im getting ready to get some more pics, I have one side of the trunk floor welded in, hopefully get the other in this weekend. I hated when I had my back done not being able to work on it. Congrats on the transplant!!
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:15 PM
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Finally got some new pics taken.

Heres the trunk floor all welded in, just need to finish grinding the middle seam.






And the new quater trimed hanging, need to flandge and final trim, then weld it in.



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Old 05-29-2008, 05:23 PM
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Had to make patches for both inner wheel wells.










All done and undercoated, can hardley tell...

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Nice work. Have you set a deadline for the car? Are you going the restored to stock route or resto-mod or what? Drivetrain specs?
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Nice work. Have you set a deadline for the car? Are you going the restored to stock route or resto-mod or what? Drivetrain specs?

Thanks, no deadline, I work on it a couple hrs a day on the weekends. It'll be a stock/possible superbee or R/T clone, right now it's a all matching # car with a 318 w/ a 904 auto. Possible down the road mabe big block, or sell it for something different, wanna get a 68-70 Charger, my son wants a General Lee, so we'll see what happens.
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Sweet sweet. I guess it's not really that important to keep it as a numbers matching car with that running gear (still worth a pretty penny numbers matching, or no?)? Look forward to seeing more updates.
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Sweet sweet. I guess it's not really that important to keep it as a numbers matching car with that running gear (still worth a pretty penny numbers matching, or no?)? Look forward to seeing more updates.


Well when all done i'd say it'll hopefully be a $20k car. (hope)
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