Bee Restoration Continues

Member's Projects & Restorations

  1. bee71

    bee71 Well-Known Member

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    In to second month and feared setbacks exposed. Previous shoddy body work on passenger side quarter revealed. Need to get a new skin and after calls to many venders no one stocks them. All say it needs to be ordered 4-6 months timeline. 71-74's get no respect from vendors.:angryfire: IMG_0456.JPG IMG_0457.JPG IMG_0458.JPG IMG_0459.JPG IMG_0460.JPG
     
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    • Bb70charger500

      Bb70charger500 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Looking good man . Yeah I got screwed on 1/4's too keep an eye out for a cheap parts car that's what I'm doing . I think there's a 71 on herefor sale prity cheap with good 1/4's it's blue the roof is bad he dropped his price a lot send him a msg and ask about it I may want some stuff out of it maybe we can go in on it together.
       
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      Coming along nicely!
       
    • Ex_Birdgunner

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      Very nice! I'm subscribing to this one!
       
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      GetX'd Making Life Great Again!

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      Bees are bad. Looking forward to seeing more...
       
    • bee71

      bee71 Well-Known Member

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      New quarter panel is now on our Bee. Somehow our guy found a new one as there were none to be had anywhere. Learning to sit back and let him handle things as he appears to have all the right connections. IMG_0483.jpg IMG_0482.jpg
       
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      bee71 Well-Known Member

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      Engine is re-done and painted,body is moving further for paint. IMG_1687.JPG IMG_1679.JPG IMG_1686.JPG IMG_1688.JPG
       
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      Man you are lucky to have those factory 3 groove pullies with the forged crank. They seem hard to get

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      Also can I ask? Why not tank the gas tank out for paint and body work??
       
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      We are leaving the factory undercoating intact as the trunk and floors were solid.
       
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      Getting closer to paint. Undercarriage finished with new brakes,brake lines,shocks,refurbished springs,and front end. Rear end gears had to be replaced. New seals in power steering box. Engine was a complete surprise as only the heads needed to be machined and hardened valve seats installed. All new rings, valve train and cam and timing set were installed along with a new oil pump. The block only needed a light re-honing,no major wear at all and the crank was re-polished when found to be ok. IMG_0542.jpg IMG_0540.jpg IMG_0543.jpg
       
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        bee71 Well-Known Member

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        Hood,tail panel,front fenders,and doors are now painted. IMG_0569.jpg IMG_0570.jpg IMG_0571.jpg IMG_0574.jpg
         
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          I can hardly wait till you get it together! What a great looking car!
           
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          Is that 2 blue cougar eliminators under the clear plastic covers?
           
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          bee71 Well-Known Member

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          One might be a Torino,next time I visit I'll take a closer look.
           
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          Headed in to get the rest of our car painted. Guide coats sanded away, final primer going on then paint. All doors,hood,decklid,front and rear valences have been polished ready for re-assembly. IMG_0583.jpg IMG_0585.jpg IMG_0584.jpg IMG_0581.jpg IMG_0582.jpg
           
        • super-bee_ski

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          Very nice!
           
        • MoparMitch

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          Just Baaad !!!!
           
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          Beautiful job, it shall bee awesome...
           
        • Riverdawg

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          That's going to look great. Really like the color. Great work.
           
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          Body is out from paint,found another VIN stamping on top of the cowl.

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