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Old 01-03-2012, 12:52 AM
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OK sooo as Denpo explained to me, I should have a dedicated post for the rebuild of my car.

I've been scatering things all over bit by bit so why not put everytthing in the same place.

Later, I'll be editing it and adding things as I go along.

So here's whe the front clip was taken out.

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all under the watchfull eye of my little friend Brandy who has no idea what's going on but has the bad habit of steeling my screwdrivers and make me run after her. LOL
She's about to grab the one in front of her.




Theres rust but I think the birdcage is in much better condition than I expected.
I tough I would find worse than that.

Real happy about that. Solid car.


Now I'm a little puzzled about this one.

Theres a hole in the lower rear part of the birdcage.


view from inside the wheell well



I think I'll need to take out this cover and the rocker cover to get to it and weld a new piece.



Or maybe just make a cut into it and reglass it after the weld is done.


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then it the firewall's turn to be separated












We then took out the birdcage out of the car.
it was a mystery to my niece, she couldnt figure out what we were talking about when we talked about the birdcage,
she had to come and look for it.


The day before, Ihad started to separate the fiberglass and the few rivets that were holding the cage in place.
then we got serious and started to lift her out of there






Of course Phil, had to finally sit in a Corvette he could fit in, the guy is 6,8


Hey where did the brakes go??


Then it was time to start to fix the cancerous rust out of the birdcage

After seeing the rust damages, I think I took the right decision.

First I had to redo the chanel near body mount No3

It didnt look too good


looks a bit better now.


then I went after the lower part of the door jam, this was worse than I tought


But first since the pillar is going to rest on that part, I had to fix behind the seat area.

Next was cutting out behind the seat area where the door jam meets the back of the cage



this was going to be tricky since theres a curve lip in the part.



so once the part was out, made a carboard template



then cut and started to form it


Getting there


Had to form the round lip behind


check the fit from behind


Check fit from the front


then tack the part


tacked view from behind


As you can see , I ran into a bit of a problem, maybe I shouldve cut a bit higher so I decided that I would double part for more solidity.



Made a carboard template


then cut the part



I tacked it but ran out of wiring for my welder.
sooo Ill post post later.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:07 AM
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Looks GOOD man, like you know what you doing....
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:36 AM
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:17 PM
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Today, I got up early,had nothing to do so I got in the garage looking for door hinges.
My friend Denpo is looking for a specific part of the hinges.
I was sure I had a spare set but it's not door hinges it's a spare of hood hinges.

As long I was in the garage, I started to make a carboard template for the passenger side pillar I worked on last night.







Ok time to cut and bend steel but before... breakfast.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:24 PM
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Good to see you finally taking the time to share your amazing work with everyone!
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michel,

GREAT work you are doing. Your fabrication with steel is beautiful.

I have a complete set of door hinges for a 77. If they will work for you, they are yours.

Let me know!

Robert
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Nice fabrication work!
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:54 PM
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michel,

GREAT work you are doing. Your fabrication with steel is beautiful.

I have a complete set of door hinges for a 77. If they will work for you, they are yours.

Let me know!

Robert
thanks for the offer Robert, but the hinges were for Denpo who's looking for a part of the hinges.
I tought I had a spare set but turned out it was a spare set of hood hinges.

Thanks BBShark

Thanks for the kind words, just trying to NOT spend LOL
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:56 PM
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Good to see you finally taking the time to share your amazing work with everyone!
Humm I'm not too comfortable with the word ''amazing'' describing the work LOL
Thanks Phil.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:45 AM
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michel,

GREAT work you are doing. Your fabrication with steel is beautiful.

I have a complete set of door hinges for a 77. If they will work for you, they are yours.

Let me know!

Robert
thanks for the offer Robert, but the hinges were for Denpo who's looking for a part of the hinges.
I tought I had a spare set but turned out it was a spare set of hood hinges.

Thanks BBShark

Thanks for the kind words, just trying to NOT spend LOL
It's ok on my side, brought the hinge spring roller to my mechanist, he's gonna duplicate them. Thanks for the initiative Michel.
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