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Old 5th-June-2011, 08:31 AM   #1
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Steves 70 rebuild

I finally found the motivation to start on my car. I just moved 8 months ago and have been very busy painting and getting things done around the new house. My plan four years ago was to just get it on the road for a while and then do a re-build on it but..... I am stripping it all down and will be re-placing all the sheet metal ect. I will post pics as I move along. shouldn't be that bad as I already re-built everything except the body. I did find a huge mice nest Tear down was two days. Should have the motor out this week.Can't wait to start on the body.


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Old 5th-June-2011, 08:46 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about the mouse nest.. But, it looks like a pretty straight forward approach to the body work...


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Old 5th-June-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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Floor

Is that a hardwood floor ..in the garage.
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Nice looking project bud.
I can only imagine what your laminate floor is going to look like once you get busy on your ride. You might be back to more house work lol
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floor

The floor is Pergo. The room was used as a exercise room by the pre owner.
I will leave it down for now or until it gets beat up and then use a epoxy on the cement. Nice on the creeper

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Old 5th-June-2011, 10:21 AM   #6
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watch when you welding it don't go up in flames anyways looks like a good start
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Old 5th-June-2011, 11:54 AM   #7
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inside roof pics

After looking at the inside roof good, I was thinking about taking off the brown card board looking stuff and replacing it with Dynamat. It only has one small spot that I think got wet and came apart. Is this something I should change or leave it alone Summers can get hot and I don't want any thing falling down when I'm finished.


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The headliner material is a bear to get off. If you scrape it off be sure to wear a mask. From the looks of it I would just repair the one area and leave the rest. A friend of mine had the same thing in his camaro and we just used some spray insulation and spread it flat. That was 6 years ago and no problems yet. I installed reflectix on the roof of my 69, but the cardboard stuff was much worse than yours.
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Motors out

Spent a few hours this week taking out the motor and trans. I will be taking out the sub-frame next and tearing it down for sand blasting and paint. I'm thinking maybe Globel West on the upper and lower arms.





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Old 19th-June-2011, 09:24 PM   #11
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More teardown

Spent some time today taking out the front and rear glass. My son helped me with a picture frame wire going back and fourth all the way around. Worked really well. I'm glad I pulled the glass as there are some spots that will need some work. I hope to have the rest of the dash out by the weekend. I'm thinking of renting a big compressor from taylor rental and buying a sand blaster and blasting it out in the back yard.Anyway here are some pics from today.

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Old 19th-June-2011, 09:47 PM   #12
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Are you going to replace or repair the dash? I ask because my car has similar dash rust and I was thinking of repairing it to avoid messing with the vin.
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If you are going to sandblast the car, be careful as the heat buildup and friction can warp your panels.
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Dash panel

Yes, I will be replacing the top panel with a new one. I think the rust is just on the top part. I will see more when I get it off. I checked with taylor rental today and they only have a commercial blaster. I think it will be too strong as he said I would have to stand back far.So I may just bring it some where to get it done.


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Old 20th-June-2011, 10:05 PM   #15
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Dash out

Spent a couple of hours tonight taking out the dash and heater box.
Talk about a rats nest. Can't wait till it's all taken apart. Should be done by the weekend I hope

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