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Great work, Brian. You really tore that car up!

I'm glad you created a new thread because when I was perusing your original thread the other night I felt I was missing some big pieces of the project.

It looked so nice when you started, typical hidden rust and previous hack jobs, .......

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I spent a bunch of time looking at your old thread and was disappointed to see the older pictures disappear like that.
Thanks for taking the time to start a new thread, and keep up the good work.

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It looked so nice when you started, typical hidden rust and previous hack jobs, .......
Tommy it did, I never imagined it would need this much work at least the worst is over now.

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I spent a bunch of time looking at your old thread and was disappointed to see the older pictures disappear like that.
Thanks for taking the time to start a new thread, and keep up the good work.
Thanks Jody, I cracked open a bottle of wine and went to work. It's the Readers Digest version this time
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It really is an eye-opener to both those looking to buy and to those of us who haven't been that deep into what we've got in the garage!! Looked very solid to begin with.
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It really is an eye-opener to both those looking to buy and to those of us who haven't been that deep into what we've got in the garage!! Looked very solid to begin with.

Agreed !

Wife,........."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted piece of sheet."
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It's tougher when the price you pay for them reflects what you think you're buying and not what you can actually end up with. But aside from that I surely am enjoying what I'm doing and thru it I've met some really decent folks on this site. Guess you could say this is my facebook.

Anywho, back at the farm...got a little time in the garage. Finished welding the rest of the tail light panel in, trunk latch is back in so no more tie wire. Got the trunk corners in and welded...boy they were almost as much work as installing a quarter panel. Talk about a gross fit, had to cut them up, change the bends and weld pieces in. A piece of advice the Canadian made Spectra ones are dogs...look at trying another brand, they CANNOT be any worse.

Stuck the bumper on to make sure the quarters fit decently before I welded up the tail light panel, I'm happy with it considering the bumper brackets were bent from minor collision at one point.









I added a piece and reshaped a bit, it wouldn't fit sung enough to the quarter panel...off by 1 inch.



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Great work! I just started removing my left quarter panel tonight, I see what I have to look forward to. I'm hoping to save my corners but I'm not sure I can get them separated from the quarter gracefully enough.

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Thanks everyone, I feel like I reached a milestone after finally tying the back end of the car together.
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How's the weather, yesterday was 26F, pretty darn cold down around these parts!

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I'm replacing just as many parts on my bucket. But I will openly admit that your work is much better than mine! great write ups!
Thanks for sharing.

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How's the weather, yesterday was 26F, pretty darn cold down around these parts!
Wow I didn't realize it got that cold there. We just got through a cold snap with temps down as low as -18C/0F. Not much snow yet this year so we've been very lucky so far. May get punished though for just saying that.

Thanks Dieselman...one piece at a time!! Good luck with yours as well.
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Good work, Subbing, I am just starting my restomod of a 66 coupe. Ill be doing much of the same work you are doing.

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What welder are you using, and what voltage?
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I use a Miller 211 with Autoset. It's dual voltage...I use 240V for the heavy stuff and 120 for the sheet metal. Shane, best of luck with your project.
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Excited about this full build..subscribed! Keep us posted!

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