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Bowtie70SS and I went absolutely bananas on my 69 over the weekend. Dave is the MAN! We removed the hack job skins that were put on the car by a "reputable" body man who does high end cars like Yenkos, COPOs, Motions, etc. (PM me for details) We did full aftermarket GM quarters and a filler panel. The car turned out fan-damn-tastic. I'll let Dave chime in later with his .02.

Anyhow, here are the pictures we took. Please wait until I load all of the picutes before you make any comments so that I can keep all of the pictures together.








 

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Dang, looks good.

And, according to my body shop guy (who recently quoted me for the same job) you just saved about 2500 bucks :)
 

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Nice. - What brand 1/4's did you use and how did they fit?

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I don't know that I could do that every day. It was definitely a mad dash. The good thing about Yenko69's car is that it is pretty solid everywhere else. If we would have had to install outer wheel houses it would have taken a few more hours. I have done a few sets and knowing the in's and out's really makes the job go faster.
 

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You've inspired me to do mine soon. Somebody PM me on why the body guy failed.

You all do GREAT work. I'm saving all the photos. What words of wisdom do you have for me?
 

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What did the air chisels help you do? Also, I have a hard time finding the old pinch welds, any tips on finding and drilling them out the way you did?
 

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I hate you, my 70 has been apart since last Oct. and I still don't have them on, I need more friends. It's hell doing it all by yourself. Great Job, and you definitely owe that man a Keg and a Steak!
 

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You've inspired me to do mine soon. Somebody PM me on why the body guy failed.

You all do GREAT work. I'm saving all the photos. What words of wisdom do you have for me?
Dave was the brains of the operation. He did the welding. I just provided a strong back and something to curse at. Just get at it. It's not so bad once you get going. There's all sorts of spot welds that are hidden.

That is freakin impressive. Bravo.
Dave is the MAN!

What did the air chisels help you do? Also, I have a hard time finding the old pinch welds, any tips on finding and drilling them out the way you did?
Take a wire brush and get the old paint off of there to reveal the low spots. Then drill out the spot welds. First with a small bit, and then a larger bit, and then hit it with the air chisel. We also used a tool that was called the "Panel Buster". It was an "L" shaped piece of iron that was sharp. You put it inbetween the sheet metal and knock the spot welds loose with it. Dave made the air chisling look like a cake walk. We did have to sharpen the chisle bits on a bench grinder to make sure they were good and sharp. It sure does make quick work of spot welds.
 
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