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Offline Niko

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Re: Sure... I'll Give It A Try.
« Reply #195 on: November 19, 2011 - 05:04:27 PM »
Good work. I should also install new inner fenders next. Is there some reason to use those spot welds instead of weld whole side?
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Re: Sure... I'll Give It A Try.
« Reply #196 on: November 19, 2011 - 06:00:08 PM »
Is there some reason to use those spot welds instead of weld whole side?
Welcome to the forum! They look closer to factory if you plug weld them (minus the little pinch weld dimples). It would take forever to seam weld them in.
Mike    Yakima, Washington

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« Reply #197 on: November 19, 2011 - 08:04:19 PM »
Ready to load on the trailer and take it home.

Mike    Yakima, Washington

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Offline Jamiez

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Re: Sure... I'll Give It A Try.
« Reply #198 on: November 19, 2011 - 08:32:29 PM »
Grats!

AMD or whoever you bought all that sheet metal from should send you Christmas cards :)

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Re: Sure... I'll Give It A Try.
« Reply #199 on: November 19, 2011 - 08:51:09 PM »
That's gotta be a relief.

Has the ringing in your ears stopped from grinding?
My Tinitus would act up really bad after tons of grinding even while wearing headphones.
Mike, Fremont, CA.


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« Reply #200 on: November 19, 2011 - 09:23:04 PM »
That's gotta be a relief.

Has the ringing in your ears stopped from grinding?
My Tinitus would act up really bad after tons of grinding even while wearing headphones.
Had a really bad time with my ears last winter, but I've been VERY careful with them for a year now. The ringing has been gone for a long time, and are actually better than before I started on this project. It is a relief to be done with the panel hanging for sure!  :faint:

Grats!

AMD or whoever you bought all that sheet metal from should send you Christmas cards :)
Just doing my part to keep the aftermarket sheet metal industry rolling!  :lol:
Mike    Yakima, Washington

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« Reply #201 on: November 20, 2011 - 12:09:48 AM »
Congrats! Looks like a new car, body in white....minus the white! :biggrin: :2thumbs:
Brad
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Re: Sure... I'll Give It A Try.
« Reply #202 on: November 20, 2011 - 05:23:07 PM »
well good for you sir!! :cheers:
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Offline Padawan

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« Reply #203 on: November 30, 2011 - 12:01:08 AM »
This is just awesome!   :worshippy
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Re: Sure... I'll Give It A Try.
« Reply #204 on: December 03, 2011 - 07:35:27 PM »
Congrats on getting it ready to bring home.  Make sure you post pics in it's new place!   :2thumbs:
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Matching numbers 440 U Code, 4 speed pistol grip, Rallye dash, AM 8 Track, Shaker hood, 15 inch rallye wheels, Dana 60 4.10, Super Track Pak.  One of 134 - 440 "U" coupes codes built in 1970 and one of 100 - 440 Super Track Paks built in 1970.

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Re: Sure... I'll Give It A Try.
« Reply #205 on: December 10, 2011 - 07:10:51 PM »
No way Bart!  :grinno:

I got more accomplished today: Wet sanded the top of the firewall that is covered by the upper cowl with 240, cleaned with laquer thinner and painted with POR 15. I then sealed the duct opening flanges with NP 1:



I then welded the upper cowl in:



I'll clean up the welds, then it's finally time for the floor!  :faint:


I'm at this stage with my car right now and I'm wondering what condition the POR15 is in after the welding was done - blistered?
Also, did you apply any seam sealer in the joins between the upper and lower cowls? I cannot see any in the photos.

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« Reply #206 on: December 16, 2011 - 12:36:26 PM »
Here it is in it's new place. I had to run a couple of electrical circuits for my welding machine and air compressor, or I would have had more done on the car. I pulled the trigger on my RMS suspension, removed the factory rear suspension, and am in the process of fitting the new wheels tires, and Dana rear.
In total, I will narrow the rear around 4". I special ordered the Lynx  setup fully weld in, without all the U-Bolt thingys. More progress shots, and more to come next week....







 :working:  :cheers:
Mike    Yakima, Washington

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Re: Sure... I'll Give It A Try.
« Reply #207 on: December 16, 2011 - 12:42:19 PM »
Looking really good , and I like the way she sits low!! Body line looks perfect!! Is that a blue dana?
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« Reply #208 on: December 16, 2011 - 12:48:10 PM »
Is that a blue dana?
Yes it is. Petty Blue?  :lol:
Mike    Yakima, Washington

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« Reply #209 on: December 16, 2011 - 12:54:38 PM »
You have done so much amazing work on this car and I cannot wait to see it finished she is super nice.