Status update....the sheer amount of fill on the quarters and parts of the door have slowed the stripping process a bit. But progress is still being made. The passenger side 'looks' like it can be salvaged, the driver side has spray filler on it, and it isn't all off yet so the final state is still unknown. Looks like the dents from the previous accident weren't really repaired properly and when pull didn't work they just layer up the fill and build the fenders out with it.
And now after a nice dinner since I realized I hadn't eaten anything all day and a quick review of a cool youtube video explaining how they were installed...I yanked the wing windows...and called it a night.
I am glad you mentioned the youtube video and wing windows...I am getting ready to put mine back together and need help remembering how!
Holy cow, that's some filler for sure! That's what my lower quarters looked like underneath my paint... crazy how well filler can be hidden. Hoping that you don't have to redo too many (or any) repairs and that the PO just liked the quarters fat
Calamity Jane aka "The Maybe-Not-So-Evil B$*&#"
289 v8, Powerjection III EFI, mild cam
4-speed, 3.25 9" rear
Power disc brakes, Unisteer power R&P
Pertronix ignition, RetroSound Model One radio, Classic Auto Air A/C, etc...
Three years of work for three days of perfection. This pony WILL get back out on the road and it WILL reliably take me where I want to go... and it will always, always keep me safe.
As is typical of body shops.....color in May is looking like a stretch.
However....forward movement is good movement.
You may remember this pic
Which precipitated me buying a rear quarter....well here's a status shot of what they decided on replacing:
I've also changed plans slightly on the power plant. I was going to build a low buck 347 for it....and had many of the parts. Instead I opted to sell those parts and buy this instead:
347 (block is .040) heads are 58cc trickflow twisted, spring pressure is 345 lbs open. CNC motorsports eagle/ JE forged flat top pistons 10.5 compression ratio, 28 oz balancer cast steel eagle crank/eagle I beam rods, hyd roller cam 282/525 int/545 ex, Parker funnel web, 1.6 roller rockers and the correct longer push rods for use with the heads. Milodon 7qt roadrace oil pan, classic timing cover converted to newer double lip front load oil seal. Just need to add carb, flywheel (need 28 balance for fmx), distributor, and fuel pump.
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