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post #106 of 129 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 16, 2:13 PM
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Just keep telling yourself it will be worth it in the end

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That body damage is so completely typical. I'd sooner fix than replace body panels in most cases but it's tedious work to fix them. Those gauges are cool.

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That body damage is so completely typical. I'd sooner fix than replace body panels in most cases but it's tedious work to fix them. Those gauges are cool.
Thanks. I do like having original sheetmetal on the car, but it's pretty rough. AS of now, the fenders, doors and hood are the only things not being replaced.
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At some time in the future, you will look back and be happy that you fixed all those things instead of covering them up. Easier said then done though.

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At some time in the future, you will look back and be happy that you fixed all those things instead of covering them up. Easier said then done though.
Agreed Dan. I would always know it was under there if I just covered it up with filler. More bad news though. Both full quarters and passenger door skin need replacing. ARGH. I'll hopefully get some pictures of the bad quarters and door next week if I can stop by the shop.
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Just updated my build thread with my quarter panel replacements. Keep your head up...it's only money

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post #113 of 129 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 16, 6:17 PM Thread Starter
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So the quarters are ordered and so is the passenger door skin. I snapped a couple pictures at the shop today.

Love the old repair on the quarter:


The door is a little harder to see, but rather than skin the door or even try to body work it, the previous placed just slathered body filler on:


However, there is some metal actually going ON the car rather than coming off. Two shots of the fabricated piece below the windshield channel:

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I remember fabricating windshield parts as well.

I also had to fabricate the corners where the seals go for the trunk lid plus the entire rear part where the trunk lid closes against was completely messed up.

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post #115 of 129 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 16, 9:53 PM Thread Starter
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Luckily the trunk opening is pretty solid. I would say we are not going to find anymore surprises as every panel has had the filler removed, but I don't want to jinx myself.
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if there is a bright side it will be that you will know what you have now, it will be a solid car and something worth owning. I just went through the same thing on my '66. We painted it this last weekend... so, so, so worth it... painted it black to boot, lol, looks like a brand new one and probably won't have to worry about any rust issues or other unwanted surprises for at least another 50 years! That's gotta be worth something...

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if there is a bright side it will be that you will know what you have now, it will be a solid car and something worth owning. I just went through the same thing on my '66. We painted it this last weekend... so, so, so worth it... painted it black to boot, lol, looks like a brand new one and probably won't have to worry about any rust issues or other unwanted surprises for at least another 50 years! That's gotta be worth something...
Thank you. It'll definitely be worth it and I'm looking forward to getting to the place you're at. It's just a bummer that I thought I had a more solid car, but more and more bad news at every turn. Here's to the future though.
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post #118 of 129 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 16, 2:52 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like the guys at the body shop have been busy at work. Quarters are cut off, doors and fenders are sand-blasted and inner quarters have been patched. I am told that the quarters may be hung by the end of the week. Pictures:





This is actually the good door if you can believe it:


Fenders look good:
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post #119 of 129 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 16, 7:12 PM Thread Starter
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Parts are starting to go on!!! Didn't have my good camera, but here's a couple shots:

Driver's quarter and door skin:


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post #120 of 129 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 16, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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A little more has been done. Quarters completely welded and ground down, patched the drivers sail panel (or c-pillar), inner kick panels patched and tail panel welded. Has to order the very rear crossmember and a couple trunk braces as those were pretty trashed. Slowly but surely. A LOT of $ is going into the body shop, but I'm glad to be fixing it right.

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C-Pillar:
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