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you'll have two beautiful mopars real soon. Good job
Great work. Love that wagon man! The two door will be awesome too!
Thanks for the comments. No better way to pass the time than working on these cars.
Man the time flies by. It's been longer than I thought since I last posted progress on the Coronet. Spent most of the last year working on the wagon, but now that it is road worthy it's time to get back to work. We got the rest of the body panels put back on after undercoating and painting the non critical areas to get the gaps close before starting finish body work. Started with the drivers side door. After dipping, there was previous repair work and thin areas that came to light. Decided it's best to replace skin than try and weld in a bunch of patches. I watched a few videos and moved forward with the skin replacement. I need to take a few pics of the new skin hung on so I can post.
I must say, you have done a ton of very nice work and the results really show, needless to say. My hat is off too you! Thanks for sharing all the photos as the work progressed. Welcome to the crowd, from the Evergreen State of Washington. Bob
Thanks gtxracer. Here's a pic of the new skin hung. Just need to pull back off so I can scuff and shoot with epoxy primer. Pulled off driver fender to repair some brazed patches. Ground off patches to reveal some areas that were previously band aided rather than patched correctly. I'll work to cut out these areas and weld in fresh steel for proper repair.
Hi there! Keep up the good work.
Awesome work man! Keep the progress pics coming
Thanks to both of you. I appreciate the feedback. Cut out the rot from the one area of driver fender. Actually used piece of original door skin I cut off for the patch. Took my time grinding edges to get best fit I could. Then multiple spot welds till all welded in. After grinding I thought it turned out decent. Top area of fender was hammered in from previous repair job so I've got low spot. Can't hammer it out due to sub frame metal behind it. I guess a little filler will have to work for finish work.
Welcome from Canada,WOW, you guys don't fool around! Love the wagon, excellent work
Nice job you’re doing.
Got another old patch braised on the lower rear portion of the fender that needs repaired. I bought a new AMD piece to make repair, but I got delayed. WTF!!?? This new piece isn't even close to being wide enough. It doesn't even have the correct body line that runs around the wheel opening. I'll have to return it and get the Sherman brand patch. That one is correct size and has correct body lines. I know this based on Sherman panel I bought previously for passenger side, but thought I'd get AMD piece for driver since their stampings are supposed to be better. I guess this one is the exception to that rule.
I just found your thread. Welcome and thanks for posting pics of your work. I was just preparing my 70 coronet fenders for a dustless blaster coming later in April and found the same exact rust on my fenders. I had to separate the interior support structure in that area as both had pin holes to make repairs. I will surely be watching your progress.
Had one more scab piece to repair on driver side fender. Got the Sherman patch panel in and got to work. Here's the braised area and hole underneath. Using a paper template I made I cut out bad metal area along with dented area I couldn't bang out due to brace behind. Used same temple to cut Sherman panel for new patch piece. And after spot welding and grinding. Took about four hours but I'm happy with the results.
Finished up prepping driver fender to put back on car by sanding and epoxy priming it. Once mounted, I'll pull driver door off and epoxy prime exterior.
Nice work. Very impressive.
Awesome build. I like the B5 Blue. I love the wagon also.
We just resprayed my engine compartment in B5 also on my Challenger project. Engine is in now also.
Fantastic! I’m doing a 1970 Coronet myself, also B5 blue. I’ll follow this with interest. I’m at about the same stage only I had to hire out my metal work.