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Re: Resto mod build tips/help
Finding a 70 Chevelle is, in and of itself, a lot of work and luck. I looked for a long time and what I found was not real straight, not rust free and had panel alignment issues from the factory - but the price was right.
Never saw a rust free 70 that wasn't restored already and they get pricey real quick.
In my case, my project (link below) was going to be a bit on the drastic side, so condition was not that critical. In retrospect, I might have thought differently about the project scope if I had properly realized how much work was involved. Been at it for over 4 years now and I'm still more than a year out and I've been more than a year out since more than a year ago.
Seems like every part of the project I start now, requires that I start another sub-project in order to complete it. Have stuff piled up on makeshift work areas where I have had to stop work and start the new sub-project.
I suppose this is all part of the game and that I shouldn't complain (bucket list item). Never did one of these before and I even had to learn MIG/TIG in order to make it all work.
Just now finishing the driver's door panel - very complex and had at least 200 hours in the panel (electric latch, electric windows, electric mirrors, alarm, etc.); hopefully the passenger side will be more simple since I now have an example of what to do.
Good luck with your project.
Here's a link to my 2014 Camaro SS donor to 70 Malibu restomod project:
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