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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Bambam0417 View Post
Wow I just went threw your whole thread. Great workI just pick a 65 over the weekend and going threw it with a fine tooth comb after I got it home I was like what did I get into?!?!?! But I am not one to shy a way from a project. I just hope I have enough fab talent as you do, so I don't have to replace something that can be saved. I plan on sticking a hopped up 302 in it eventually but for now I'm going to tune up the 289 and run that. Hoping to get the car road worthy by the summer. I don't mind driving it even if it's ugly in the mean time. Looking forward to more posts Love all the pictures since the big words confuse me Lol... Whay gauge metal are you using for all the patch repairs?
you will have fun with it Bam, just be patient if your unsure about forming a piece of sheet or you welding just test it on a piece off the car, practice practice practice. there is a lot to learn as you go and with a build like this there is never a fail or a screwup theres only learning and trial.

as for the sheet metal I'm using i am basically just picking up small cutoffs from my local steel warehouse, for the floors or any structural sheet metal like tubs and the firewall i am using 11ga (1/8") for general sheet such as the tub sides and non-structural I'm using 16ga (1/16").

65 Coupe "Burro"...IT HAS BEGUN
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post #32 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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well after a little while of job hunting and what not I got back at my happiness

so first off i wanted to finish and patch the passenger side firewall

All ground down and ready to go

so i finally ordered my my rear quarters buuuuut 2 weeks away from Dynacorn so on to other sheet metal hahaha

so i have been looking at the side kick panels and contemplating, patch or replace? i took the flapper disk to them and they really weren't too bad so i opted to save myself the couple under dollars and simply patch them. so today was the drivers side.

First was to cut away the cancer, it was very minor..ish, and also a little nugget on the bead rolled section.

with the patch panels fabricated up and test fit and trimmed and fit and trimmed and FINALLY fit the last time, the welding began

and finally ground down and cleaned up

Tonight will be the passenger side kick panel and Top vent cowl and then back onto the rear end to tidy everything up for the anticipated arrival of my Dynacorn Quarters.

65 Coupe "Burro"...IT HAS BEGUN

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