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Dubz
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posted 09-08-2004 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been a while since i chatted about my project, back when i was stripping it i think.

anyway, got it all stripped, welded in new patches in the bad rust spots, long strand fiberglassed over the patches and bigger dents, fillered the small dents ect.

Big car = TON OF WORK

anyway, shot some black epoxy at the two front fenders and the trunk lid today, first time painting, as it was the first time doing any of this work. Hopefully it turns out nice.

Pictures to come sometime

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KULTULZ
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posted 09-08-2004 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Always loved these 72/79 intermediates. I had a 73 RANCHERO. You gonna paint it black again?

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Dubz
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posted 09-08-2004 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KULTULZ:
Always loved these 72/79 intermediates. I had a 73 RANCHERO. You gonna paint it black again?

the plan is for black yes (was green with a vinyl top before)

gonna probably drive it in epoxy for a year or so though

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Dubz
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posted 09-18-2004 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
got the doors all straight this week and got them primered and the brightwork back on. Starting to come together, it's getting exciting.

Edit: Sept 27th
Got the driprails all nice and shaved, and then primered the Roof as well as the front pillars.

Edit: Oct 7th
Front end mostly re-assembled, quarters, grill and headlights all back on, looking darn good

[This message has been edited by Dubz (edited 10-07-2004).]

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Dubz
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posted 11-04-2004 02:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got a buddy to take some snaps of how the car is coming along. This was my first ever bodywork project, first time holding a paint gun, first time using body hammers and all the other fun toys i've grown to love and hate. This was also my first teardown of the front end components, and it was a learning experience, took video of taking the stuff apart which was a huge help, and indexed the bolts in bags, and took notes so i knew what size of bolt went where.

Anyway, i think i've did a pretty decent job for a first timer, there was a huge dent in the drivers door where the car had been run into, and lots of rust to be fixed, quite a few minor dents and dings, and the roof seam (it had a vinyl top before) and trim holes are a bugger.

Anyway, onto the pics, it's an industrial epoxy black, it's alot more glossy that i thought it would be, and hopefully it will stand up to the elements for a while. In the pictures it has some bondo sanding dust on it.





hopefully the pictures work

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Mooney
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posted 11-04-2004 05:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney   Click Here to Email Mooney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great Dubz! Happy its coming along for ya! Keep up the good work!

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Dubz
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posted 11-10-2004 03:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rear end now has primer on it, just some trim to put back on now

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-10-2004 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking good, there, Dubz! Progress is a great thing!

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Bloose
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posted 11-12-2004 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks good.

I have to tell you, when I was a kid these cars were new. When I started driving I hated them. I thought they looked bloated and slow (and they were slow). But now, I love them. If I wouldn't have bought my '68 wagon I think I would be looking for one of these, maybe in wagon form.

Anyway, keep up the good work,

B-loose

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Fastymz
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posted 11-12-2004 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice work Dubz

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MLariviere
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posted 11-15-2004 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The suede look is nice! Easy to keep up.too. How soon do you plan to shake it down? I am done with my car for this year,they already salted the roads around here.

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Dubz
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posted 11-16-2004 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today the overnight low here was +2C

outragous!! Gotta pack it away probably this or next week, as i'm sure we aren't gonna have good weather like this for long. Won't get to drive it again this year other than on and off a trailer again.

oh, and i got a pic of the rollbar installed now

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66GTA
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posted 11-19-2004 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66GTA   Click Here to Email 66GTA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Comin along nicely.............

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Dubz
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posted 11-24-2004 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well the weather is still allright here, and i got a transfer permit which is $37 instead of the $150 for the flatbed tow. So i'm driving the car, hopefully everything runs as it should :

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Dubz
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posted 11-30-2004 03:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i hooked up an old scanner i had lying around, and now remember why it wasn't being used. Just horrible

anyway, here is the outcome.

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