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post #31 of 417 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 14, 5:14 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 66 P/T build

I'm not sure if anyone is following this or cares but I have a few updates.
The undercoating took a hell of a lot longer than it should have. Whoever did the undercoating went way overboard. After that I spent the better part of 30 hours with a heat gun, scraper and solvent cleaning the interior floorboards. Somebody thought completely covering the floors in tar paper was a good idea. It was a pain to get off. The residue left behind was harder to remove then the paper itself.

Under all of that tar paper, I found both toe boards had small rust spots and pin holes. I started on the driver's side toe board this weekend and should finish it this week. I also will need to replace the center trunk pan. It could probably be saved but would take as much time as replacing the entire center.

Good news is I have gathered nearly everything I need for the chassis. More pictures coming soon.

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post #32 of 417 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 14, 5:22 PM
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Heck ya Mike, anyone thats building a 66 or 67 and I'm all over it for tips & tricks.
Looking good boss.

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After finding some pitting and pin holes I decided to replace the drivers front pan. I still have some fitting to do but it was a productive night.


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Might as well cut the tunnel out now since that will be going too

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Yep, it will be coming out soon

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Following along intently. You are a little ahead of me on my project, so learning all I can from other people are doing.
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Following along intently. You are a little ahead of me on my project, so learning all I can from other people are doing.

Corey,

I'm sure you will pass me up at the pace I have been going lately, I'm always behind..Seems there is always a million daily life things going on and shop time always is the first to suffer

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I finished the driver's side floor pan yesterday, still need to dress up the welds. I'm headed out today to start on the passenger toe board. Please keep in mind that I'm not a metal finishing guy so be nice




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Very nice! Good progress!!!
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After much debate, I decided to replace the entire front passenger pan instead of just the lower toe board. I was able to finish it today. I have two more areas that need addressed. The center trunk pan has a little rust and the area where the two inner/rear seat belts anchor, are a little weak. I got lucky in the fact that the floors, braces, rockers and wheel houses are perfect.

Maybe I will get a little better at my sheet metal work by the time I'm done.


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Tonight I tackled the rear seat belt anchor. It had some rust and was pretty thin around the anchor. I made a new piece out of scrap from the new front pan, plug welded the anchor to the new piece and continued my sheet metal learning curve.


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Your "not a metal finishing guy" really ?
Your on track pretty fast if this keeps up.

Please keep the pictures/updates going.

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Your "not a metal finishing guy" really ?
Your on track pretty fast if this keeps up.

Please keep the pictures/updates going.
I appreciate the encouraging words Stu!!

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post #45 of 417 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 14, 4:54 PM
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Very nice work. I did the same thing you are doing to my 67. Very interested in seeing this project progress. I am currently researching an LS2 swap into my car. Just sold my big block. Keep the pics coming!
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