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04-20-2013 12:03 PM
Valkyrie5.7 Looking good! Man you work fast!
04-20-2013 11:53 AM
mr4speed Ended up using both quarters and rear valance off another donor car. I was just planning on using drivers only, then went and put on the trunk lid and found the top of the pass quarter was totally distorted (car came in without a trunk lid) this was after the skin was already installed. So had to cut off that side and rehash the whole mess. Ended up putting 5 quarters on this car in all after the skins were cut to repair the "new" quarters. Lots of time on this one , but just lucky to find decent original parts to work with.
04-20-2013 08:28 AM
MARTINSR That is one hell of a rebuild you are doing there. Using used parts is SUCH a pain, but still much better than the pain of reproduction.

That is a heck of a find you go there, you lucked out getting another convert quarter!

Brian
04-20-2013 08:13 AM
mr4speed A few more pics....
04-20-2013 08:10 AM
mr4speed Making more progress on this 442 with most of the bodywork done,final blocking of the poly primer almost finshed, then it will be coated with epoxy after the final sanding of poly. Once that is all in the epoxy it will come off the chassis, then all bodywork begins on the underside of the shell.
03-22-2013 10:43 AM
mr4speed Customer has the 400 olds motor rebuilt and ready to go, somebody dropped a 455 buick in this at some point. Ray the question really is how many cut off wheels does it take?? (quite a few) Will be covered in metal filings for a few more days....Will keep posting pics as I go......
03-22-2013 10:08 AM
69 widetrack WOW...does that car know how lucky it is that it's getting rebuilt? Lots of work Dennis and all looks great. Just a quick question....how many tape measures do you ware out doing a build like that? Very ambitious build, but, I know it's in capable hands. Keep us updated.

Best Regards
Ray
03-21-2013 09:00 PM
Valkyrie5.7
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Originally Posted by 455olds View Post
Cool car. I hope it will still sport an Olds engine.
I second this sentiment.
03-21-2013 08:44 PM
455olds Cool car. I hope it will still sport an Olds engine.
03-21-2013 08:27 PM
mr4speed Got into some more rust repair and some very poor collision repair (what a mess) luckily was able to locate a good donor quarter and rear valance off another 442 conv to graft in a nice repair. Then will have to fix the rusted areas on the "new" quarter.
03-16-2013 04:44 PM
mr4speed And a few more
03-16-2013 04:41 PM
mr4speed Here are a few more pics on the progress with the rust repair
02-21-2013 11:19 PM
tech69 you eastcoasters like swiss cheese with your sheet metal don't you? Man, that dash looks like it's been sitting next to the Titanic. We truly got it good in Cali with our little 2" square patches for "rust".
02-21-2013 09:51 PM
69 widetrack Yeah I know what you mean about salt...I think up here in Ontario they pave the roads with salt...it just saves them the time of having to spread it in winter...LOL

Ray
02-21-2013 09:48 PM
mr4speed New england sheetmetal does get pretty rusty, believe me, harsh winters and tons of salt need I say more. No full quarters, no conv inner or outer wheel houses, and no upper dash available. Could really use full quarters on this one, so will have to the best with what is there. Will keep posting pics through out the process.
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