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Don't try these slipshod techniques at home now. This is no textbook.:nono::D

Oh, hey theres that left quarter lip thing again-



Well how about that? Knew I left my gum someplace.:rolleyes:

That english wheel unscrew a ways? Good, let me try this-



Voila!:cool:



Well... yeah, y'know... um had to cut it but yeah look-



The less than glamorous fab glam shot-



All wire brushed, cleaned and bombed. Ready to go-







That, folks... was good to be done with. Oh, how good.

An interesting new toy relevant to this monster project arrived so hang loose I got one more. Maybe you spotted it already.



Welp... sorry if it reeks in here but I feel much better. Regularity is golden. In bodywork posts, I reckon.:)

The Tin Indian is going to be Killer,,Nice Work..:thumbup::thumbup:
 

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Not going for the sled slam look. Just a cool look, be it chopped or not.
Lay down the back window is a for sure mod since day one.


I may chop an inch, inch and a half.



No stainless trim. All sold off.


Still considering running boards or not.
That would be a hard choice,i like it both ways,,one thing for sure it will be a Great looking ride.
 

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I cant help but wonder if you build a watertrap on the bottom of the tank and mount the pump there will the pump not pick up the water and trash off the bottom,,and the gas we get around here seems to plenty of water at times.my fuel cell has a water trap 1x4x4 with a drain and pump mounts on the rear of the tank,, I guess just a preference..:confused::confused:
 

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I dont know if my post are showing up or noy,,mine is hung on page 15mmi can see on the left of my screen where some of you have posted ,,but cant see pictures or read post,,here we go again,,
 

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I really like the As get cant fit in one after the interior is installed,lol,,i had one years ago early 90 ,,I installed a Mustang SVO engine and trans & rear,,didnt get the front installed before I sold it,,that is always my problem ,,I sell them,and wish u had not.
 

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This is the only one I have ever had it was not a v8,,i put a nustang SVO 4 cyl turbo and a 5 sreed,but removed the 5 speed and installed an automatic and mustand rear with ranger hubs to get 5 lug wheels..i dont know what year it was ,everyone that looked at it said it was a different year mabe mixed parts.
 

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I am certainly no expert on them. Every car is just metal shapes. 65-75 GM stuff, I understand.

Guy who put the engine on the Model A chassis wants plywood encased in welded shut metal, for the front floor. Y'know, build floor, lay plywood over it then stack another pan over that and weld it in. Thoughts?
So you would be right at home with these,:D:D anyone reconise the car on the right.
 

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this 67 showed up Saturday for a little work,,but cant get it in until after Christmas for full restoration,,he says it is original but color looks like 61 and oldermm67 should be riverside red or rallt red,,, Yes as you can see hw drives it and enjoys every week, as it should be,,


Nice Nova they just finished building a 64 convertible at the shop,cam in red leaving blackn black:mad:
 

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If it does have a 427 he might want to run small tires and no Posi,,it would twist that body so bad the doors would not close..

The one Kelly is finishing has a 327 /275 horse 4 speed and I wonder if it will take the twist,,they did install frame connectors,,i am afraid it will come back with cracked paint,,the shop gives Lifetime warranty on paint jobs.
 

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I like the way you have built the frames and suicide door hinges,they look great and should hold up the doors on a 73 Monte Carlo,,they had the longest and heaviest door of any car I have owned.:thumbup:
 

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.Got the passenger door hung today and pinch welds finished door gaps are good,,the frivers side outer rocker is not welded at the back,it will have to be raised slightly tomorrow when we get the Quarter replaced,,one step at a time,:D
 

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.Got the passenger door hung today and pinch welds finished door gaps are good,,the frivers side outer rocker is not welded at the back,it will have to be raised slightly tomorrow when we get the Quarter replaced,,one step at a time,:D
Sorry posted on wrong site,,,i was looking at your page and forgot to change screen,:confused:
 

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Thats looking darn good, David!:cool: Sheetmetal is getting better, for the popular old bodies. Either that or you're making it look easy.;):D Are you pumped up? Knocking around in a rowdy ole '55 post is gonna be fun. When you and John get done, find somebody with a flashlight and you all head out to some dark empty blacktop between hiils. Then tell the flashlight person to come and report the outcome here.:evil::thumbup:

Friday half day, got my new panel screwed in. Needs more work but is close and not messed up too much yet. You can tell my honorary juniour metal forming hat pin is still in the works.

I believe I ran through five seperate techniques before I reverted to what I know how to do, to turn that back flange from a step to a sharp 90° bend. Let's make a game of it. How would you? How did I?



You may see me post additional wordy explanations, and pics from when I fixed the surrounding areas. There could also be Model A talk. I have a calm plan in my head and figure I ought to remind readers that pain makes me mad, and during all the quadruple redundant post, pillar, door, hinge, etc adjustments and much fruitless struggle... there were times I just couldn't grab and move stuff or I would get jabbed, sliced, or pinched by something. So at times it was clamp everything in three directions measured exactly, tack, try, redo... into oblivion. Its been frustrating to the max and I need the stuff, nuf said. Never fear, I'll win.

Now this here new panel... I say I need to have it off a couple more times to finish up contours before weld prep and corrosion protection. Can you tell me why? What does it still need? Study hard, if you like. There are some shots from less complimentary angles for me to show if you spot something.

Lol,,, John would win with the 454, and 4 speed ,i am Not going to use the Blown BBC and 4 speed that i have been saving,,i will run a Stock 5.3 - LS3 and a 4l80e trans ,i am planning a cross country tour next spring when my wife retires,,so i want it where i can just plug in the data link if i have a problem on the road ,,, dont want to drive a 8 headlight wagon :D
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk
Thats looking darn good, David! Sheetmetal is getting better, for the popular old bodies. Either that or you're making it look easy.


all the body panels came from Gold Star Classic parts,,seem to good quality amd fit great, just a Few dollars more. Kinda like Clint Eastwood
 
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