some back story:
[QUOTE=Andy69;11421]This project has been going on for a number of years now, but I thought a thread would be appropriate. I've owned the car since 1997. I bought it in Columbus, Ohio, and it's a former West Virginia car. Here it is in 1998, just after redoing the suspension with a kit from P-S-T and HD springs, and front power disc brakes.
This was I think the last time my daughter rode in it, it was spring 2006, iirc. I discovered in July of that year that it had a considerable amount of rust that made it unsafe so I decided to take it apart to fix it.
Example of the rust. Both floor braces are rusted through.
So, new floors and braces, and toe kicks, completed December 2006.
badly rusted trunk floor. someone along the way thought that filling holes with bondo fixed the rust.
The inner and outer wheelhouses were rusted pretty badly. At the time, the convertible WH panels were not reproduced, so I had to get a set of coupe panels, cut off the bottom part and section it on to the existing panels.
The quarter panels were brazed on patch panels, and of course warped because of the heat, so the person doing the work used bondo to make the panels straight. The result was over 1/2 thick in some places.
so, new quarters in 2007
Originally Posted by jpete, Dean, Derek69SS, hoffbug, rubadub, Grandsport, Thomas Jefferson, 1badss396, MEJ1990TM, and mrdjc99
As usual, Andy is right
If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks, it needed to be replaced anyway.
I have to keep reminding myself this isn't a Z16 convertible, Evening Orchid Camaro, or factory 1966 SS427 and get on with it.