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Very nice build that you have going on there! You are doing a very good job.
Thank you. I hope that you are enjoying the build. I went to visit the car today and found that Ron, my bodyman, had installed the NOS door hinges that I brought him this past weekend. The front fender gaps are being adjusted to perfection. Once he is satisfied with the fitment of the doors and front clip, he will move to the trunk area. He's an artist! BTW, today I ordered a full trunk pan, left and right drop-offs, and a full tail light panel from GM Classics. The NOS rear quarter panels will be going on in about two months.
 

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As the paint is being taken off by sanding/blasting, rust issues are coming to light. I was surprised, and concerned, by the rust under the edge of the trunk lid and the front windshield channel. But my body man said that if you have rust issues, this was the kind to have as it is rust from the outside in and not from the inside out. It is all repairable. It makes sense to me and I feel better about it. Both rear quarter panel wheel openings and outer wheel wells were absolutely butchered by the previous owner. I don't know what he was thinking. Fortunately, I have NOS rear quarters on hand to take care of this. I have a new trunk floor, tail light panel, trunk drop-offs, and outer wheel wells ordered and I should be taking delivery this week. What do you think of the progress so far?
 

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New floor, drop-offs, tail panel and outer wheel housings have arrived. The passenger door speaker hole and the rusted area under the lower door panel stainless trim is being repaired via doner part from a 67 door. Part of the quarter panels have been cut out in order to learn what's underneath. Nothing unexpected found there. Next is welding in cross bracing to stiffen the body before cutting the bad quarter panels off. Moving right along with the build.
 

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Still tearing it down. Pulled the 383 stroker out and will not reuse. Notice the red silicone used to hold the roof/window weatherstrip on. You can see the difference in the current paint color and the original Lemonwood yellow in pictures 427 and 429.
 

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I just finished my 66 y y nut / bolt restoration and 500 miles later I was rear end by someone not 👀
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Great to see the progress... never know what you’re going to find when you start removing paint!


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I just finished my 66 y y nut / bolt restoration and 500 miles later I was rear end by someone not 👀
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I just finished my 66 y y nut / bolt restoration and 500 miles later I was rear end by someone not 👀
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That makes me sick looking at that! It's still a beautiful car. Is the paint base coat clear coat?
 

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I just received my restored dash pad from Just Dashes in California and it looks fantastic! Photographing a part that is black makes seeing the details hard to see. Take my word for it, this is a masterpiece....better than new! I'm glad that I did it. The original dash pad smelled and looked like it was fifty-four years old. Also, the butt end is all removed now and the new trunk floor, drop-offs, outer wheel wells, tail panel, and NOS quarters will eventually be installed.
 

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The butt end is all removed. New trunk floor, drop-offs, outer wheel wells, tail panel, and NOS quarters will eventually be installed.
 

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The progress is picking up a little bit. Right rear NOS quarter panel is mocked up. Driver side NOS quarter panel is next. Deck lid will be bolted on to check the gaps. I am anxious to see how the tail lights fit the new tail panel. Hopefully major mods will not be needed. After the lead was removed from the A-pillars, a piece of flat metal was welded into the recess to take up the gap. Very little bondo will be required to dress this up. This will also be done where the new NOS quarter panels meet the roof area. This spot can flex and cause cracking. It will be much stronger. Pictures of the new quarters will follow when they are completely installed.
 

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The progress is picking up a little bit. Right rear NOS quarter panel is mocked up. Driver side NOS quarter panel is next. Deck lid will be bolted on to check the gaps. I am anxious to see how the tail lights fit the new tail panel. Hopefully major mods will not be needed.
thanks for sharing the photos, enjoying them greatly. looks like great progress! this will be a beautiful ride when completed.

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The progress is picking up a little bit. Right rear NOS quarter panel is mocked up. Driver side NOS quarter panel is next. Deck lid will be bolted on to check the gaps. I am anxious to see how the tail lights fit the new tail panel. Hopefully major mods will not be needed. After the lead was removed from the A-pillars, a piece of flat metal was welded into the recess to take up the gap. Very little bondo will be required to dress this up. This will also be done where the new NOS quarter panels meet the roof area. This spot can flex and cause cracking. It will be much stronger. Pictures of the new quarters will follow when they are completely installed.
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Everything was coming along great until the new aftermarket (POJ) tail light panel was getting installed. What a POJ!!! It doesn't fit worth a flip and I'm not putting junk like that on my car. Going to plan "B" now - or plan "C".....I am not happy about getting soaked $395 for a junk piece of sheet metal either. Kind of at a standstill on the build right now. The pictures are of the new POJ tail light panel and the fit of the left and right tail light mounting. It's not even close to following the trunk contour. I expected a little tweaking, but this is more than that.
 

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