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Originally posted by turbo turbo wrote:

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.



I get what you're saying. Solid cars are clearly better projects but they're much harder to find. Didn't think this car was this bad when I first started. Most of them are icebergs, worse below the surface.

Guess people tinker with them for different reasons. Some are interested in making $$$, others are motivated by a taking on a challenge. My reason is more the latter. Identifying a problem and implementing a solution appeals to me. I admit it doesn't always go as well as I envision, I'm just a hobbyist.

I've had this car since '86 and it's always been really good to me. Time for me to be good to it.

Got the front edge of the rocker fabbed up today, should have it burned in tomorrow.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote one bad rambler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2018 at 9:26pm
If all body shops did the work correctly like you see here it wouldn`t be so scary buying a restored car...I just found out tonight that a 78 Gremlin hood will not except a 78 Concord hood molding( i was told it would so never checked now it`s 2 years later and wanted to mock up the molding before paint)...Tomorrow i start cutting and reshaping the hood.....
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Got the front edge of the rocker repaired. I can't weld upside-down very well so I'll have to finish the underside of both rockers after I get it on a rotisserie.

Next I'll move on to the driver's quarter.





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Sizing up the quarter repair panel. I measured from upper body line to lower body line (the blue tape) and taped the panel in place. The wheel arch fits nicely. There's some tweaking to do but nothing terribly radical.





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I think it's freaking awesome!  The fact that you've had that car since '86 makes a bit more sense to me......"I'm gonna' get that thing fixed up some day!"  I get it........
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Steve, is that the John Newell panel you bought?
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Originally posted by 6PakBee 6PakBee wrote:

Steve, is that the John Newell panel you bought?



Yes.

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There's a lot that needs done before installing the new panel. More tail pan rot.




Removed the old driver's side trunk drop. Got a reproduction piece coming.




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Subscribed! Awesome thread.
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Rebuilt the rear part of the inner wheel arch this eve. Next I'll work up the front part.




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