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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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69 Coupe Resto Mod

So after 5 years, I finally am making real progress on my 69 Coupe. Bought it from a friend and it originally ran but sounded like hell and only had first and second in the C-4. So i pulled the 302 it came with to rebuild it and found that one of the cylinder walls had been chuncked out at the bottom probably the size of a quarter. Couldnt find any metal in the oil so i assume it had been done previously and just let go. Had the C-4 rebuilt so i could go over 50 mph and back up and placed that in storage. Bought a block that was pulled out a 68 to rebuild but then decided that moving in with my now wife 2 hours away from where i was living was a good idea. So the car went into storage outside for the next 4 years. But, last week she came home. Then the real tear down started.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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First step was striping the trunk and removing the swiss cheese tail light panel. I forgot to take some before pics but trust me, not pretty.Once into it, I figured someone tried to "fix" all the rust in it before i got it just by the amount of fiberglass and silicone that was all over the car. covered the rails the fuel tank mounts to, down into the quarter panel drop offs and filled the channel for the trunk seal. Both corners behind the rear glass are rotted through and I'm afraid of what else i will find once i get to stripping the paint down. The driver side sail panel, drip rail, and roof were another "fix". Wire mesh and some type of either body filler or compound was used to fill dents and divots and rust holes. They filled the drip rail with it and packed it in to where it was pushed trough the inside. But luckily, the floor pans and doors look fairly ok so yay?
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Welcome to VMF.

Have you considered looking for a better body to rebuild? That looks like some serious rust and what you can't see behind it would certainly scare me away.
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Iíll be following.

Ex-wife,....."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thatís a rusted pile."
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 05:46 PM
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Yikes is right!
If you are interested I have a complete coupe body that I am looking to part with. It is TOTALLY rust free is just sitting in my garage taking up space.

I don't want an arm and a leg for the body either. But it also depends on where you are located . PM me if you're interested

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