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Old 01-27-2018, 01:22 PM
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Cool. A GP pickup short box....can't wait.
Wrongo... 68-72 Nova el Camino

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Wrongo... 68-72 Nova el Camino
Are you getting in the mood for a project?

If so, just remember the biggest mistake on most custom El's is the square corners on the top rear of the doors.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:49 PM
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Are you getting in the mood for a project?

If so, just remember the biggest mistake on most custom El's is the square corners on the top rear of the doors.
Mood, sure. Been in the same DD boat for like nine years. Nothing can change but I can dream. That dream popped up in my head and I saw no attempts on the web. You are right about the window frame. Putting the rear portion of a 68-72 el window frame and glass into a post Nova door seems like the natural choice, but a guy could also hardtop it with no window frame as long as the el Camino glass shape was used. Just a thought, I usually throw them away but I only saw 67 back done so hmm.

I have half a mind (haha) to create an image.
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Apparently half is all it takes. I'm all ears.

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So I have been on a binge cleaning up my yard and garage and stuff of the crap I don't need. My God how I have forgotten the stuff I have bought for the truck, holy crap! Check out all the NOS stuff I have!

But along with that is a bunch of crap that I have never used in twenty years and never will. I brought another pile of paint bondo and fiberglass resin to the transfer station today, nice to get rid of that.

I have filled my trailer up twice, I mean filled up over the top twice and there is barely a dent in the yard. The shed does look a lot better, I sold one of my bikes today so that got me a little room.

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Apparently half is all it takes. I'm all ears.


Not bad.

And the Ventura with the mags looks great.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:16 PM
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I also my this little piece of memory art done. The handle and the horse shoe are off the "Tack room" that was behind my house my entire childhood. It's a funky photo sorry but I can't find a good one showing the front of the Tack room but you can see the handle and horse shoe.

Anyone know what kind of motorcycle that is? It was my brothers best friends bike.

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I also my this little piece of memory art done. The handle and the horse shoe are off the "Tack room" that was behind my house my entire childhood. It's a funky photo sorry but I can't find a good one showing the front of the Tack room but you can see the handle and horse shoe.

Anyone know what kind of motorcycle that is? It was my brothers best friends bike.

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I believe it may be a Mustang.

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Yep!

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Got more done on the Chevelle in the garage.

trunk pan all fitted and ready



Chris, the owner, came over and helped weld it in.



Cut out the rusted weld flange, made a cardboard template, transferred to metal and welded that in too.







While Chris was welding, I cut into another problem area in the floor at the left front seat belt area. The floor support was badly rusted away and Chris decided to buy a replacement so we could section in a larger piece, rather than try to patch this.







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It's hard to know where to stop, huh?

Good stuff,
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The car needs an entire floor but he isn't ready to do that so we are "patching" it to be safe. This brace holds the seat belt and back of the front seat leg, so we wanted to know it would be strong if called on to hold in the event of a crash.
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The wife "invited" me to go to Target with her, so I told her I had "man's work" to do and had to go in the shop...

The old trunk pan sat up higher in the right corner than the replacement, so I had 3 drill holes that were exposed. I layed 2 pieces of 1/8" arc weld rod in the channel and welded it all shut.








Cleaned up in the wheel house and it's ready for seam sealer and undercoating.



Inside I used the cut-off wheel to sculpt the rods down into the channel enough to use seam sealer to cover the whole mess.



As long as I was curled up in the trunk again, I went ahead and finish ground down the welds.

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Good weekend.

2 days of grouting. (back can't take doing it in one)
Wall tiles, phase 2 ready for enhancer. I'll do that tomorrow.
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