"Quick & Dirty" '71 SS

bitchin'71SS

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Sep 10, 2009
397
Poughkeepsie, NY
jmykel86 said:
Car looks good keep up the good work. How is the weather up there in NY? I miss it I'm from Fort Plain lived there for 20 years till I joined the Air Force.

The weather is awesome, which is why it's driving me nuts not being able to drive my freakin car! Only snowed 2x all winter. It is definitely keeping me motivated though, I'm hoping to be driving it towards the end of summer. we'll see
 

bitchin'71SS

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Sep 10, 2009
397
Poughkeepsie, NY
Patching.........................................

Starting to get the hang of this but damn is it time consuming. Been making progress on the driver side rear floor getting patched up so I can get the new rail on.

Got down to the torque box and decided to cut it out to either repair or replace, it's in pretty decent shape except where the framerail overlaps which I'll have to re-construct. Thought about getting donor pieces but I'm trying to make do with what I got.

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butchered up the floor w/ air chisel getting torque box off..
going to be a fun one there.
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bitchin'71SS

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Sep 10, 2009
397
Poughkeepsie, NY
update 6/19/12- RH torque box

Finally finished patching floor enough to re-install the torque box, and repaired the rotted out metal on the TB that was under the framerail.

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sandblasted @ work
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I used eastwood rust dissolver gel on the floor under the TB ( no blaster @ home)
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blend120

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Apr 11, 2006
268
Goshen, NY
Good work! I just finished a small patch repair on my left frame rail. Now moving to right which will be more involved. Thanks for the motivation!
 




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