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Old 03-30-2014, 08:43 PM
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40 Chebby 4 door into a Delivery Sedan...

So Mr. customer came by a week or so ago with an interesting request. Turns out he has a pretty straight stock chevy 4 door sedan but would much rather have a sedan delivery. Just so happens he also has a sedan delivery body with a fusted out floor and really bad wheel wells. After some measuring and heavy thought I decided to give it a go. It actually was pretty straight forward. I cropped off the a pillars and the bases of the b pillars. I then trimmed right around the rear wheel wells leaving it long on the 4 door body and short on the delivery as the cancer was that high. A little trimming and Im ready to start gluing tomorrow.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:47 PM
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Then it was just a matter of harvesting the sedan delivery body and putting it into place. The doors off the Delivery are the same size as the four door fronts so that is working out nice. the belt line on the cowl sides need to be swapped out but that is just a cut and paste thing. So some final trimming tomorrow and a good half days worth of welding and another half day grinding and it should be in good shape.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:14 PM
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:24 AM
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Pretty cool, It looks better already...
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:58 AM
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Actually it's almost done... Glue it and grind it today and its all but over for me. It is a little strange looking into a sedan delivery and seeing the floor of a 4 door but I think its workable.

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Old 03-31-2014, 04:32 PM
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It really amazing how well the engineers did with all the measurements of these cars Dan. Fenders are the exact same except for a gas filler hole in the passenger side rear fender in the 4 door and the filler hole is in the side of the body for the delivery. Even the lower corners of trunk opening matches with the lower corners of delivery rear door. Everything just fit right up... Got lucky this time! Wish there was some way to make it sound like a big hard job but it was just that straight forward. I walked around them both for a week just measuring and getting my head around what was involved but that was the hardest part. Mr. Customer is ecstatic so everything is good.
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It really amazing how well the engineers did with all the measurements of these cars Dan. Fenders are the exact same except for a gas filler hole in the passenger side rear fender in the 4 door and the filler hole is in the side of the body for the delivery. Even the lower corners of trunk opening matches with the lower corners of delivery rear door. Everything just fit right up... Got lucky this time! Wish there was some way to make it sound like a big hard job but it was just that straight forward. I walked around them both for a week just measuring and getting my head around what was involved but that was the hardest part. Mr. Customer is ecstatic so everything is good.
That is crazy cool....

I've done the look at and measure thing too. At first I think the job is near impossible and by the time I come up with a tentative plan, it seems doable. You, or Mr. Customer, should be able to come up with a flat floor plan too... It could even include a smugglers box in the trunk area.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:48 AM
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That is crazy cool....

I've done the look at and measure thing too. At first I think the job is near impossible and by the time I come up with a tentative plan, it seems doable. You, or Mr. Customer, should be able to come up with a flat floor plan too... It could even include a smugglers box in the trunk area.
Yet that's the plan... with the original fuel tank sitting on the floor behind the front seats a flat floor to cover it all the way back to the back door would be easy to fab up. I just quoted the body swap so it will be up to Mr. Customer to finish that off.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:42 PM
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Im still under the weather but I made myself make some headway today. I matched up the back wheel well and cut it. What I did was cut both of the cars long and over lapped the body then just whistle cut it and spot welded as I went. Just continued to spot weld until i had one long continues weld. Ground it down, threw some rattle can primer on it and buttoned up the fender... Heck even got the front door on and lined up.
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Great work
X2, once Mr. Customer sees the excellent work, he'll be wanting you to build the floor too...
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:49 PM
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LOL, thats always the way it is. Un fortunantly for him he has to get it out of here and bring it back when its turn again. Once they see what can be done here they always try to add work to it... Ive scheduled only so much time for what we discussed and then I have to kick them out for the next guys waiting. Good for repeat business and Im never slow! It gives them enough time to think about what they really want... Bet next time he will have a long list of things he will want done.
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