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Yesterday 05:08 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Looks GREAT !!!!

Isn't that fun to fill a huge hole with one piece....

I got to do that with the GTO floor and trunk.
Oh Man YES!

I also have both front floor pans, LH front quarter patch, And both trunk drop downs. Even though I have more to fabricate I also have a good deal ready to go in.

John
Yesterday 04:53 PM
Too Many Projects Looks GREAT !!!!

Isn't that fun to fill a huge hole with one piece....

I got to do that with the GTO floor and trunk.
Yesterday 04:34 PM
John long One of my buddies came over today and we picked the body up off the frame.



It was really exciting to pick up my Christmas present and slide it in under the body and let the body down on top of it. The fit appears to be on the money so my next job is to mark the wheel wells where they need to be repaired.







Doggone I have had a good day. Thanks again to any and all who helped make this happen.

John
Yesterday 06:30 AM
deadbodyman ahhh, that makes sense and much less work than replacing the rears rails
Yesterday 05:54 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
are you swapping out the whole frame or using the sections you need?
Definitely plan on swapping out whole frame and adding my convertible cross member to it. I am pretty stoked about it.

John
Yesterday 05:40 AM
deadbodyman are you swapping out the whole frame or using the sections you need?
04-18-2014 06:59 PM
carolinacustoms Anything can be built but I would not want to build this one.

John


Geez, what's left of it, a lug nut? I can't imagine the shape of the car if John says it is too rusty to start on.

I am glad you found the needed parts to continue, and at what seems to be a reasonable price too.

Kelly
04-18-2014 06:17 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Thanks Pugs. She is pretty well beyond building but it would probably part out on Ebay for more than that. Both doors (fit conv) are repaiable. Good deck lid. The roof is rusted out around the bottom and the body is rusted out around both the upper belt molding and the bottom also. I did not look closely at the front fenders but the one I did look at appeared to be fair.

It is another PowerGlide car so it is a full oil pressure engine but I assume it is stuck. I didn't even ask.

Anything can be built but I would not want to build this one.

John
Yeah no sense starting out with a old rusted out car.

BB
04-18-2014 06:15 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Thanks to all who crossed their fingers with Mitch.

Went to look at a '53 Bel Air hardtop in Knoxville today.

Like mine, It is pretty rusty but complete and being a hardtop the frame has not been exposed to the weather like mine has. The gentleman who owned it let me have it for 650 dollars which I thought was very fair for a hardtop with all the windows, seats, stainless, and EXCESSORIE BUMPER GUARDS!!!

The frame appears to be very solid except for the rear crossmember which has a spot where water has been trapped in it. It feels really good to know there is a frame waiting for the completion of the sheet metal. As you can tell, I am excited. Will post pictures If I can get it home next week.

I have the body ready to pick up off the frame to trial fit the trunk pan. I still have to remove the body bolts and break the spot welds loose and pick it up about 12 inches. No big deal but I am too tired today.

John

Cool beans DaddyO!!

BB
04-18-2014 06:14 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
That's great news John.

Up here in Canada, that is a $3000.00 car you just picked up.
Thanks Pugs. She is pretty well beyond building but it would probably part out on Ebay for more than that. Both doors (fit conv) are repaiable. Good deck lid. The roof is rusted out around the bottom and the body is rusted out around both the upper belt molding and the bottom also. I did not look closely at the front fenders but the one I did look at appeared to be fair.

It is another PowerGlide car so it is a full oil pressure engine but I assume it is stuck. I didn't even ask.

Anything can be built but I would not want to build this one.

John
04-18-2014 05:58 PM
123pugsy That's great news John.

Up here in Canada, that is a $3000.00 car you just picked up.
04-18-2014 05:45 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Should make for a great day.
Looking forward to this.
Thanks to all who crossed their fingers with Mitch.

Went to look at a '53 Bel Air hardtop in Knoxville today.

Like mine, It is pretty rusty but complete and being a hardtop the frame has not been exposed to the weather like mine has. The gentleman who owned it let me have it for 650 dollars which I thought was very fair for a hardtop with all the windows, seats, stainless, and EXCESSORIE BUMPER GUARDS!!!

The frame appears to be very solid except for the rear crossmember which has a spot where water has been trapped in it. It feels really good to know there is a frame waiting for the completion of the sheet metal. As you can tell, I am excited. Will post pictures If I can get it home next week.

I have the body ready to pick up off the frame to trial fit the trunk pan. I still have to remove the body bolts and break the spot welds loose and pick it up about 12 inches. No big deal but I am too tired today.

John

04-17-2014 04:50 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
. Tomorrow I am going to get some more all-thread and cut the tack welds loose holding the front and back together. Then I can pick the body shell up and trial fit the trunk floor.
Should make for a great day.
Looking forward to this.
04-16-2014 07:59 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Can you use a 1951 2 DR sedan frame ,,Complete car 900 ,
Not without a good deal of modification. It also would not be one of the frames that had the stiffeners in the frame rails. Thanks for looking though.

John
04-16-2014 07:51 PM
Too Many Projects Everyone, cross your fingers that John finds a good donor frame...
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