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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 20, 7:59 PM Thread Starter
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How should I proceed?

Hey guys, it's been a minute since I've posted. I've gotten a lot of good stuff done on my 70', Thanks Rona'! Basically, I've gotten the frame complete with new stainless fuel and brake lines along with these braces that connect the upper and lower links. I also prepped and sprayed a two part epoxy (summit racing brand and it worked really nicely), seam sealed (AC Delco sealer, and at $14 / tube it was worth it) and then bed-liner (Rustoleum) on the bottom of my car. I think it all turned out fantastic. Should absorb lots of road noise and help with road debris.

I have a few loose ends to get together like the upper A-Pillars, cowl shoulders, and a few other spots that need attention with a grinder and welder before I proceed with body filler (not that this car will need much as all exterior panels are new)

Next up is buying doors, radiator core support, inner fenders, and fenders. Then getting them fit correctly before everything gets stripped of the EDP coating and sprayed with epoxy. Overall, super excited with the progress.

I'm wondering if I'm missing anything on how I should proceed? This feels like the next logical step to eventually getting bodywork and everything mocked up before paint. I've heard of some guys doing their engine work before paint but I'm furloughed right now (I fly buses..) and spending what I want to spend on an engine (and other related items) is a lot of wasted expense....at least right now.

But yeah, overall just looking for some wisdom on this.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 20, 8:31 PM
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I’d put it back on the frame on some new bushings and reassemble everything, Suspension, Body panels and doors, any new trim. Get everything right and take it back apart and finish everything in your flavor. You’ll thank yourself at the end. The hoist is a bonus and should make quick work with the body transfer. Looking good.
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Re: How should I proceed?

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Id put it back on the frame on some new bushings and reassemble everything, Suspension, Body panels and doors, any new trim. Get everything right and take it back apart and finish everything in your flavor. Youll thank yourself at the end. The hoist is a bonus and should make quick work with the body transfer. Looking good.

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Question on the fuel lines. Did you double check the clearances on the exhaust above the axle and the body along the frame rails?


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 20, 12:24 PM
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Re: How should I proceed?

is the engine and trans still in one piece?if so i would just set em in the frame before aligning body parts.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 20, 5:36 PM Thread Starter
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Id put it back on the frame on some new bushings and reassemble everything, Suspension, Body panels and doors, any new trim. Get everything right and take it back apart and finish everything in your flavor. Youll thank yourself at the end. The hoist is a bonus and should make quick work with the body transfer. Looking good.
Yeah, the frame is complete. You should be able to see that from the picture. The body is back on the frame with new hardware and bushings so that's taken care of.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 20, 5:36 PM Thread Starter
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is the engine and trans still in one piece?if so i would just set em in the frame before aligning body parts.
The engine was sold a few years ago. I'm going to be buying a LS for it in the future.
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I went on Summit and ordered my doors, fenders, inner fenders, and radiator core today. Ill be picking them up in a few days.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 20, 9:34 PM
 
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Re: How should I proceed?

Did you install the quarter panels yourself? Did you replace the trunk floor? Who’s quarter panels?
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