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Today 04:08 AM
123pugsy The A is looking as slick as snot....I'm really looking forward to color and assembly....
Yesterday 07:44 PM
idrivejunk Its altered?

That man is going to have himself a neat little car.

Guys who could point out the mods won't care for them much or understand why or be curious how. Some of those will assume its not steel and won't give a second glance. Some won't believe when told, and them that do may linger about then walk away puzzled. Thats what I think. Some cottontop will ask if its a kit car, lol.
Yesterday 07:01 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
If you told me that cab was stone stock, not knowing much about an A, I would believe it. The chop makes it look like it should have and the doors being flush looks correct too. I'm thinking anyone younger than 50 won't know how much that cab has been altered...



I'm over 50 and I couldn't tell.
Yesterday 06:36 PM
Too Many Projects If you told me that cab was stone stock, not knowing much about an A, I would believe it. The chop makes it look like it should have and the doors being flush looks correct too. I'm thinking anyone younger than 50 won't know how much that cab has been altered...
Yesterday 06:08 PM
idrivejunk Same guy, same fastback... other side-



Guess who took another heavy hit of polyester-









They have this door hung too low but yeah

Yesterday 06:01 PM
idrivejunk





Had to thump these over open vise jaws even after three passes with the deepest step dies but I think they ought to just about blend in after the final trim-







With cab corners in place and cross brace moved, I now have even spacing between floor brace and cab back wall. As it turns out, the right B pillar was a quarter inch too far from the A, at bottom and according to the left. The left cab corner was mashed in as well so together, those two things along with the cross brace were holding the cab a little funky.
Yesterday 12:05 PM
idrivejunk











Moving the end of this mangled brace back an eighth took care of the remaining pond around it on the cab back panel. Mitch.

If repair if the brace is desired, I'll need to chop this end off. It is spot welded all the way across. Pugsy.

05-29-2020 07:56 PM
idrivejunk This piece is curved and crowned but looks straight.
05-28-2020 05:40 PM
idrivejunk

















05-28-2020 12:02 PM
idrivejunk Hood and doors are at sandblaster. I been straightening starting at the middle and working left. Metal was split open in two places and one spotweld, and the weld dots were shrinks-







05-27-2020 07:48 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Nah,
'69 SJ 428...
No, thats how I know it was a Chevy. Pontiac would have blown that pile away.
05-27-2020 07:34 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post

Oh and yeah... a Chevy musta blew by. It really dusted that Ford, didn't it?
Nah,
'69 SJ 428...
05-27-2020 06:59 PM
idrivejunk I had spotted the caved in area but only the worst part, from the inside. That cab back panel is stretched to kingdom come. I did find less rust than expected across the middle of the bottom. I mentioned the speaker in kick panel thing and pretty much concluded that my panels can be cut like any OE panel. But if an answer comes soon enough about what goes there, a built in custom fit flush mount panel could be substituted. Fact to remember is that hinge pin access must remain so it won't be enclosed, by the body metal anyway. Speaker having to be removed for access is OK and a speaker frame mounted firmly won't compromise the structure.

Oh and yeah... a Chevy musta blew by. It really dusted that Ford, didn't it?
05-27-2020 06:31 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Starting out, I was going to just clear the way for lopping off cab corners. The whole idea with that is to find any dents that may be interfering with curent cab corner position. Right side had nothing bad adjacent to the rustout but I am still chasing the hum dinger on the left.


Starting to look reminiscent of the A, under all the paint and filler... Hard to tell from the pic, but it appears the inside brace is wonky too.

I LOVE the emblem and pile of dust...
05-27-2020 06:22 PM
idrivejunk

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