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cla5675 12-02-2015 08:49 PM

70 Fastback Restomod Build
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Hey, all. Just a little background on this build. I am helping a good friend rebuild this car from the ground up. He bought the car on EBay back in 2004 and it was supposed to be "in good condition". After 2 years of helping him replace half the front driver side frame rail, shock tower and nearly all the floor pans the car was finally in "good condition". We put in a 5.0 (carbed) with a T5 and a 9" with posi and 3.80 gears. He drove the car for all of about 1 summer and then decided to blow it all apart and paint it....while also starting a family with his new wife. Here we are 10 years later and finally finishing up all the sheet metal work and putting everything in SPI epoxy primer. Well enough talk....time for the pictures!!


cla5675 12-02-2015 08:53 PM

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More pics of "gapping" the doors

cla5675 12-02-2015 08:56 PM

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Hood hinges rebuilt by Wilson's Antique Car Parts.....great people to work with.

cla5675 12-02-2015 09:08 PM

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Now starting to gap the hood to fenders.

cla5675 12-02-2015 09:13 PM

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We decided to raise the fenders to better match the hood after trying several methods of re-shaping the contour of the hood.

cla5675 12-02-2015 09:21 PM

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Now fixing the fender extension to fender gaps.

cla5675 12-02-2015 09:27 PM

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And on to re-shaping the front valance to properly meet up with the fenders....gotta love re-pop parts.

cla5675 12-02-2015 09:37 PM

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Rear valance actually fit pretty well and only needed a few tweeks.

cla5675 12-02-2015 09:44 PM

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After all the welding, grinding, sanding and then more of the same we finally had the car back on it's wheels with most of the drivetrain installed to set the final gaps.

By the way, the little girl in the pics, my friend's daughter, wasn't even born when we pulled the car apart for paint. Crazy how some projects get drug out.

cla5675 12-02-2015 09:50 PM

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Once we we got all the gaps set we "referenced" the panels to their mounting points by drilling 1/8" holes in the panel and mounting area. Then we broke it all back down again for application of good ole SPI epoxy primer. We also picked up a turbine HVLP system and it's worked very well so far with very minimal over spray.

cla5675 12-02-2015 09:56 PM

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Just a few pics of all the panels stripped down and prepped for the first coat of epoxy.

cla5675 12-02-2015 10:00 PM

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A few more.

cla5675 12-02-2015 10:06 PM

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Now for some pics of "primed" parts.

cla5675 12-02-2015 10:11 PM

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...and more pretty primed parts. Gotta a lil generous with the gun on the cowl panel. That'll need some fixin down the road.

cla5675 12-02-2015 10:16 PM

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....and just a few more for good measure ;)

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