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  1. 78LTCAM

    78LTCAM Veteran Member Gold Member

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    More progress. Got the trunk replacement in and smoothed and primered, drivers front floor replacement in and smoothed. Pin holes in remaining floor patched and entire floor done with POR 15. Lower quarter patch panel welded in and smoothed. Alot of sanding!!!!!!!!!!!!! Primer went on this morning. I have some minor straighting up to do but come out pretty good.
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    Sorry for the links!! Cant get my pics to post over from car domain like I used to. Any suggestions?
     
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    Man Mike, that trunk looks great and I'm so sorry I saw this post. Makes the work I've done on my friends 68 trunk look like crap compared to yours. I've tried flush welding some of the piece's, but I'm having a real hard time doing that. I have SOOO many hours in this trunk that I'm thinking I'm going about it the wrong way, when trying to make it look pretty.

    But again, looks VERY NICE!

    Michael
     
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    looks good Mike.
     
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    Mike, Looks good. If I could only make mine look that good.
     
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    keep up the good work. mini tub the car.
    rick:roadkill:
     
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    Looks ................like a LOT of work !

    But very good work at that.
     
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    David,
    See you tomorrow!

    Mike,
    I need to build a rotisserie like that, want to share your plans?

    Will be doing some heavy resto work this winter.
     
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    Come on with it. Busy times out here right now.
     
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    I can't believe how much progress you are making. I am green with envy, you are going to have one super nice ride.
     
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    Thanks all. It is ALOT of work but it is certainly worth it. Mike. I have faith in you and your ability to do it. I did all butt joints which was a little more work but easier to finish out. Any questions your more than welcome to pm me with them or swing by if your in the area. You know where I live.

    Hey Jake! Good to hear from you. I have the plans. If you pm me your address I will run a copy and mail them to you. It is not hard to make at all. Prolly about 250 -300 bucks to make. It makes a resto soooooo much easier to do.

    Next will be the roof and to primer the rest of the shell and then work on the doors and fenders. If ya'll could keep an eye out for a cowl ood for a really really good price I would be thankfull. Either a fiberglass or steel bolt on. I will post more pics as things move along.
     

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