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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Rebel Machine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2018 at 7:35pm
Thanks! It's not as difficult as it might seem. You have to think your way through the process more than anything. Once you develop a plan doing the work doesn't seem so tough.

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Knowledge, experience and lots of tools and equipment certainly help when restoring cars.

Great looking work !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rebel Machine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2018 at 7:58am
Re-purposed a section of the quarter I cut off for the inner skin.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote First_Gear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2018 at 1:40pm
That looks nice. I should have posted pictures from my cowl repair. jeesh took me a couple months. Kudos on grinding all the welds flat I know how long that takes even with a good grinder.. I  only ground the ones flat where I thought it could trap water. Gah.. my quarter is rusted too the whole wheel arch. I have a section from a parts car. Just more WORK!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rebel Machine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2018 at 3:12pm
Burned it in today. Next I'll attack the rocker since it's rotted where it meets the quarter. That'll probably be another thread.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scott Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/20/2018 at 3:20pm
Steve, keep all your work in one thread. It is a lot easier to follow along with your progress that way.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rebel Machine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/21/2018 at 7:13pm
Originally posted by scott scott wrote:

Steve, keep all your work in one thread. It is a lot easier to follow along with your progress that way.


That's probably true..... I did the firewall repair and passenger side quarter in separate threads. Figured it wouldn't be so cumbersome to have everything I'm doing in one giant thread. Probably should have started this one in the "Member Projects" section. Initially I just wanted to show the rust but continued with the repair. Guess I'll keep adding since it's all rust related.

Did some exploratory surgery on the rockers. Appears the driver's side rocker was covered over long ago. Don't know what they used to adhere the top layer but you can see the original rocker skin still in blue where it wasn't sanded away.



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Stripped off the paint and filler from the driver's side rocker panel and sure enough, there was a skin spot welded on half the length of the rocker at some point in the past.



Got some replacement panels, one original AMC and another reproduction. The reproduction doesn't have the radius quite right so I may have to make a buck out of a 4"x4" piece of wood to form it.


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Shaped a form out of a 4"x4" piece of wood. That helped shape the bottom of the aftermarket piece so it will fit better. I used a section of a rotted rocker as a guide. Still needs a bit of detail work.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote therebelmachineguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2018 at 8:38pm
I thought everyone knew I make brand new body parts for everything your doing. I guess not. The fit like paint and eliminate many hours, days and weeks of work over the length of  the project. 

If you're interested you can e-mail me at gullyfourmyle@gmail.com

You can visit my website at www.rebelmachinestripekit.com

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