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05-03-2010 10:15 PM more inner wheel well hacking
This weekend I bought more sheet metal at Classic Industries and chopped up more of the rear inner wheel wells to make the replacement metal fit (roughly). I was then able to locate and measure the rear wheels for axle ordering- which I did today from Frank @ Prodigy Customs. Since I'm going to widen the body a little it allowed me to order a wider axle. Hopefully this will help keep the "wide track" look that Pontiacs are known for.

The car will not sit this low at ride height. This is where we're estimating the full compression of the suspension so we know there will not be any bottoming out issues contacting the body.


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04-18-2010 11:54 PM and pics of the dash top removal
last batch from this weekend


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04-18-2010 11:53 PM even more pics of the body
a few pics of the wheel well removal...




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04-18-2010 11:51 PM the body is pack- more pics
more pics of the body..


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04-18-2010 11:50 PM the body is back
This Friday I brought the car body back home from the strippers. I was a bit disappointed that I could still see rust on the car despite 2 dippings. I was expecting the body to be void of all rust- like all the sheet metal seemed to be. Apparently, my car was really, really rusty. They did offer me to bring the car back for one more dipping after removing some of the rusted panels.

Attached are some pics from the weekend. We tested out my neighbor's new plasma cutter by chopping out the rear wheel wells. I spent Saturday cleaning up those cuts/ drilling out the factory spot welds. I also had time to remove the top dash panel. I still have to cut out the inner cowl panel.

I also installed the subframe. I need to align it so we can start measuring and create the subframe connectors, as well as the inner tubs.



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