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Post by Nexus on Sun May 09, 2010 4:31 am

Well, I have had this car for 10 years I think. With the growing of a family and work duties, the extra money and time has kept me from doing much until recently.

Here is what the car looked like when I first got it





Shortly after that picture was taken, the car looked like this





Fast forward 9 years to last spring and you get this



Since then, I have stripped the car back down, and started the sheet metal repair







what I started to fix









learned how to heat shrink here





Then decided that I had to replace this section



Put it back together



Enlisted some help



repaired and reinstalled frame mount



Which leads us to what I got accomplished a few days ago


Now I can finish fixing the floor and carry on else where.

I'm not happy with how the toe board fix came out but I can't afford to cut it out and start over so it will have to stay. Luckily that mess won't ever get seen from below.

This car was in a minor fender bender but I didn't realize the extent of the damage until after I pulled it apart.

Well that's "The Project" thus far


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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Wed May 12, 2010 9:29 am

You have put in a lot of time, money and labor into the car and the work looks good.

The car looked to be a pretty solid second gen car from the first photos.

You patched and welded the worst rusty metal and now have solid metal.

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Post by Martin on Wed May 12, 2010 11:14 pm

That's great that your son is involved... Cool Cool
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Post by Nexus on Sun May 16, 2010 10:53 am

Thanks for the compliments and words of encouragement.

My son is funny!! He comes in flying and after 10 mins his attention runs out and then he goes and does something else. Makes me chuckle
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Post by WarbirdTA on Fri May 21, 2010 7:55 pm

Nice to see you have still kept her, after all these years.
I have a coupld that I've held onto so long as well.
Only I haven't started doing much lately. :|

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