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Offline purpleroadrunner

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been busy with the car
« on: September 30, 2010 - 12:08:21 pm »
well it been a while since I sent any photos of the progress of the car and waiting a year for a deal made for a guy to do the body work I decided to try to tackle the project my self, so here is what was replaced 2 quarters,trunkpan,2 trunk extensions,tailpan,gutter pan,1 wheel well both front fenders and hood, basically anything that had bad rust got replaced, and all this done in about 9 months, paint just got finished last weekend. let me know what you think :feedback:




Offline purpleroadrunner

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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010 - 12:11:03 pm »
damn those are some small pics sorry trying to post bigger

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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010 - 12:13:56 pm »
Looks great!!

Did you buy reproduction sheet metal for the hood/fenders?

I dare you to drive it with those wheels for the first week!!  :crazy:
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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010 - 12:16:15 pm »
I doubt I could keep air in those tires to go around the block

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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010 - 01:12:53 pm »
ya I did, all repop, now I am broke

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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010 - 01:36:12 pm »
The car is looking fantastic! Keep us posted with more pics as the project progresses.
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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010 - 01:42:37 pm »
looking good  :2thumbs:   keep us updated.   I wonder if you will even find the car once you put it in that yellow garage....  :biggrin:
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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010 - 01:43:42 pm »
Looks good.  How about some close up of the areas you replaced.  What a mile stone getting it to this point.  Try to be patient but I know as more items go back on the car the more excited about driving it you'll get.

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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2010 - 03:55:51 pm »
ya I did, all repop, now I am broke

all Goodmark? Fit ok?
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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010 - 04:18:36 pm »
ya all good mark, for the most part, always a little fitting issues but nothing major, two of the worst is the repop rear valance panel does not fit tight, and and the fuel inlet on the right quarter is not stamped correctly, and would not fit the flip top gas cap, it is shaped like this \_____/  and the orignal is more like l_____l I just took my air hammer and flattened this out and welded it to fit the flip top fuel cap. not the prettiest but functional and will be covered up by the fuel door.

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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2010 - 05:29:03 pm »
Looks great!  :2thumbs:  Can't wait to get mine painted!  :cheers:
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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2010 - 06:59:09 pm »
 :ylsuper: nice job,looking great keep on  :working: paint job looks great in those pics. you'll be  :burnout: in no time :bananasmi
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Re: been busy with the car
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2010 - 12:19:33 am »
Looks great a real head turner for sure.