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Burned in but needs detail work.


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There was a spot on the wheel lip that was brazed poorly so I sectioned in a replacement piece.






Repaired the lower section. Had to fab the trailing edge that mates up with the rocker.



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That's gonna be YOUR car when you're done!

-About the leading edge of the front fenders; push starting cars was a lot more common back then.

The evidence for this are the millions of '50-'58 Ford-O-Matic and '59-'66 Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmissions that were specifically made with a rear pump on the tailshaft for this reason; so the cars with an automatic trans. could be push started. (as not having this feature was considered to be a handicap, when compared to a manual transmission)

...so the dings on the leading edge of your front fenders plausibly indicates your car was used as a 'pusher' vehicle; to push start other cars? If so, this could be interpreted as a good sign? (your car would run when the others would not?)

You're doing a great job & I'm enjoying to see all your hard work getting done to repair the car:

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Started looking over the driver's doors. All of them need the lower part re-skinned.


What's behind door #1?






What's behind door #2?






Wirebrushed them both down, looks like door #2 is in better shape. There's a bonus on that door as it was never cut for door speakers.




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Repurposed a section of another junk doorskin for a repair panel.



Taped it to the door then used blue painter's tape to mark a bend line. I'll use a metal brake to make 90 degree bends on the three outer edges.






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Got the lower skin in place, still needs some tweaking.



I'll need the driver's side rocker in place so I can square the driver's door. Thanks to my friend Tim for letting me cut the rocker off his coffin-nose Matador parts car.



Worked a fold on the trailing edge.


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Tacked the new rocker in place this eve. Need to work the front side where it meets the fender.


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Burned in.


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You hate rust, but you sure no how to slay it!  Fantastic work.  I'm handy at taking metal apart but not at re-working it so I really enjoy and appreciate seeing the fruits of your labor.  Thanks for sharing.
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I have to say I really admire your work quality and dedication to your project but I have to wonder if it is really worth it.  You will be able to look at your car and say "I did that" and feel very proud but if I was a buyer would I want a car that needed so much restoration?  NO WAY am I knocking your work, 'cause I'm not.  But man, that's a lot of piecing together.  I understand that sometimes people undertake projects because they can be a learning experience and that's reason enough.  Good job anyway you look at it.
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