66 Impala convertible project question..
You ever start a project then shoot yourself because you opened up a can of worms. but your into it more then its worth so you just keep on going? well thats me.. I have started a new project which started as a small one and has become a huge one.. I was originally going to replace my rusted out rear quarter section when i found it had a quarter skin previously installed. removed the quarter skin to find the foreward section of the quarter to be rusted out as well. i also found the inner fender well lip to be non existant. so now im replacing the complete quarter, inner fender and the trunk filler. I had picked up a new frame for the car a year before which i had sandblasted, painted and assembled with all new running gear. while the frame was being assembled i started fitting the new sheet metal to the body to give the body some strength for the frame swap. I fitted the foreward quarter section to car and replaced the inner fender well (at least tacked the new one in place) I fit the rear quarter as best i could to the inner fender well and lined the body lines up as best i could. I clamped it in place and screwed it to the existing quarter. at this point i don't want to go any further until i have swapped the frame. Undoing the bolts from the body i found that i would have to replace the rear trunk floor brace as well as the foreward trunk braces because the nuts in the mounts where rusted away. at this point rather then patch the existing trunk pan i have decide to replace it. so this is the plan and i would like some input from you all so i don't screw anything up.. I am going to replace the trunk pan and body mounts while it on the old frame. when im done ill put the body on the new frame with the new body bushings and line the doors and trunk up. then i will fine tune and fit the quarter and weld it in place on the new frame.. whats the likelyhood ill have problems going about it this way? any suggestions...
Last edited by Soap; 01-15-2006 at 07:22 PM.