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Rodney - Man there's a lot of work to do al right! But I'm impressed with your attitude and drive to continue on the tear down and re-build! - others might have packed it in by now. Sure helps if you can do the work yourself and you know you can get good info and help from the good people on this site!
It's too bad we weren't closer as I might have had a few parts for you off my donor car ( which is being picked up tomorrow for the boneyard). A sawzall could have taken off those rockers and 'b' pillar ( if the 66 is the same as the 65 - not sure ). Any way I'm sure you will find those parts down there.
Keep up the good work (with the photos) as I'm going through the same thing with my 4 door re-build. Md
Cal, yes, I agree. Many would have thrown in the towel, and I thought about it as well. BUT, I have the car here, its really very solid other then this mess I have encountered here. But everything else is very nice. So, it really wouldn't be worth me having to go buy another shell, which chances are will be in worse shape them the current one as far as quarter panels, rockers, etc goes.
And I have the drive, and will/tools to fix it, and correct this time. So might as well have at it
I found the parts from John Coppollo. Just waiting on him having time to remove the parts from the donor car. He is getting me the entire inner and outer rocker panel complete, so that will take some time to remove without just hacking it out with a sawzall. He said he already has a B pillar removed, just needed to get the rocker panel out.
Then, I will continue on working on the car! Might work on removing more paint tomorrow, but we will have to see what they day brings. Anxious to get working on the body work again, and get it all squared away!
Dude great find! I'm glad to see you pulled the trigger on it!
I paid half that price for my Moordoor but it's not half the car yours is! but I was 18 at the time! Give me a break!! But I'm 24 now & starting to wonder if I bit off more than i can chew but luckily I have my awesome wife pushing me to make it right!
Sorry for the rant but Good Luck brotha! You have a great start it looks like.
I know it's a 4door but you still can't have a ride.
alright, little more grinding on the car today. Found more bondo on the other quarter panel. Needs a patch panel put in (someone already put on in, but it was poorly done, just like all of the other repairs on the car, surprise surprise)
Anyhow, nothing I cant handle I will probably just get a quarter skin for each side, and patch it in from there.
I will get some new patch panels, and weld them in there no issues. Be good as new (or better!)
Got word yesterday from John Picolla that my complete (inner and outer) rocker panel, and drivers side B pillar is on the way to me
Excited to get back on the project. Once I get the pieces from John, I will get to work on removing the rest of the junk rocker panel, and remove the b piller, and replace them with the donor parts. Then, its onto replacing the entire drivers side floor pan and toe board, and just the front pan on the passenger side.
Then, on to the rest of the body work. Cant wait to get the body work stuff done, and all of the paint stripped off.
Great! - lots of work to do! - looking forward to more progress pics.Just doesn't seem to be enough time during the day to work on our projects - time flies by when I get into it! MD
Yeah, its tough for me right now. I just switched to second shift at work here a couple weeks ago, so doesnt seem like I have any darn time to do anything to the car! I have the weekends, but I cant seem to get out to the garage....
Miss my first shift position, but it is what it is!!
Alright! Been over a month since I touched the old girl.
I also run r/c boats as my other hobby, so winter time is usually build time for the boats. Ive got them nearly complete, so went out to the shop and started to tinker with the car a little bit more again.
I started to clean up the rocker panel I got from John. Started removing the remaining pieces from being but out. Another couple hours and it will be ready for welding up the holes I drilled from the spot welds, then onto removing the rest of the rocker and damaged B pillar from the car.
Then time to put the new donor parts in place! Anyways, onto some pictures:
Alright, found some time today to work on the Chevy II. I got the old B pillar, and rocker out of the way. Plan is to at least have the rocker pannel, and b pillar tacked back in place by the end of today. We will see if I get that far or not. (dont have the inner rocker out in these pics yet, but the car is setting there currently with no inner rocker. Ready for the new rocker panel fitment )
Last edited by rodneypierce; 23rd-March-2013 at 05:44 PM.
rocker panel tacked in place. Will need to go get some steel to make a couple backer pieces for strength. I will also weld along all of the seams once I fit the B-Pillar here in a little while, and hang a couple doors to see how it all lines up before final welding.
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