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Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by simso, Feb 23, 2019.
I like how in post # 1 you had a rust free car...Post #2 shows a trim tag with bubble rust around it. Then a rust area on the floor covered with fiberglass..then small holes after being blasted lol...I will say for a car in the East part of the country, that's pretty good considering. Most cars I have noticed around these parts are just destroyed by either salty roads or humid environments. Overall, I believe there is no such thing as a rust free car...even in California. I appreciate the west coast just a little bit more!
The project is coming around nicely!
I remember how much I hated sanding and priming and then how much I loved the paint job when it was done. Looks great
Yep amazing what you find as you dig, it has had rust repairs previously, the give away was this when it was paint stripped,the dash panel had been cut away, I am guessing for access to the base of the A pillars, then its been zipper welded back on
Seeing how alot of these cars sat outside...thats alot of rain/snow storms over 40-50 years....some corrosion is to be expected and some is hidden. I have seen a couple projects from around these eastern states and they are in bad shape! Your car is looking great.
Its been a little while, the paint shop likes to get cars like mine in and stripped down to bare metal, then they get the bare metal into an epoxy primer and put the car into a corner to come back to at a later date with a plan.
This allows them to keep their overheads at bay with the normal smash repair work.
It makes sense, you have no idea whats under the skin, they let me know on friday its on the floor having the last bit of rust work done now and then into colour
Paint shop is down an employee, they are only a small shop, they had kind of pushed my car back into the corner and wont be working on it for a little while.
So shes coming home tomorrow till january, so that lets me fit the new motor and new transmission with no body panels in the way, hopefully a setof solid sub frame mounts that I ordered from summit will arrive in time and i will fit them as well before it goes back to them
Here is the motor and tranny waiting for a home
Back home for a couple of months
Up close of the motor and wiring before i pull her out.
Motor pulled, so much room without fenders
that being said, we had to drop the nose and all hardware off as the hoist could not reach the engine, new engine is in as well but I need to clean up before taking a photo
I have had a big issue with the brakes on this car since I bought it, so when the master cylinder was in the way to take the exhaust off, we used the opportunity to remove it completley and now I can flush the main brake line to the back and see if thats my problem