You never know what's under there.... (Damn)

Exterior Body, Paint, Trim, Chrome

  1. Wijns07

    Wijns07 Well-Known Member

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    Now you have to admit...

    The body doesn't look too bad in the first picture....

    1969 RR / Numbers Matching / Bench / 4 speed

    But then you start going after what you think will be a little rust repair.......and....... (Damn....)

    The trunk rails were rusted completely through... and it looks like it took a good hit to the passenger rear quarter.

    I can't wait to wire wheel the rest of the car..... @#$%!!!!!

    Good thing we have a body shop.

    Wijns

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    • Ludeke74

      Ludeke74 Active Member

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      Ouch!! That's my luck.
       
    • Photon440

      Photon440 Well-Known Member

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      Looking better already. Think of how much weight you're taking out of it. :)
       
    • super-bee_ski

      super-bee_ski FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Wow!
      Like a Dr. Jekyll and a Mr. Hyde....

      Nice car..
       
    • Gpuller

      Gpuller Well-Known Member

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      Wow that qtr was fugly!
       
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      nm9stheham Well-Known Member

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      I hope you saved that quarter.... 'twould make a great bondo sales demo!
       
    • Wijns07

      Wijns07 Well-Known Member

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      We are going to keep the quarter. Wait till you see it when we are finished with it.
       
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      YY1 Well-Known Member

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      Good, God, Sir!
       
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      hsorman FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Sorry, but that quarter is just plain UGLY. There most have been tons of Bondo on that....
       
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      Basket case Well-Known Member

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      gonna be sweet when you're done!
       
    • Wijns07

      Wijns07 Well-Known Member

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      It was over an inch thick....

      That's what they did back in the day....
       
    • Redhorse719

      Redhorse719 Well-Known Member

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      The body looks beautiful in the first picture, I don't know about the other car in the rest of the pictures.
       
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      flypaper Well-Known Member

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      i think you discovered the picasso of bondo!..lol

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      fixed! :headbang:
       
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      • Photon440

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        It's been a long time, how does the car look now?
         
      • 70chall440

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        Oh I know that feeling, my 70 RR followed the same path, looked pretty decent when I put it onto the trailer, but the package tray was rotted through, about an inch or more of bondo slathered on the entire back of the car, trunk gutters rotted, sail panels rotted, bottom of the rear window corners completely jacked.. Thank god for AMD, lots of tools and welders....

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        At least the car will be lighter when you are done!
         
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        • Ron H

          Ron H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          My first resto (with my ingenious dad and a body shop buddy thankfully) was our family's '72 Cutlass that my mom bought and was handed around the family until parking it for two years in the back 40. I got the brainstorm to resto it and do some mild 442 cloning (posted a couple pics on the 'cars back in the day' thread). Being a WI car driven through winters you quickly know the ills. What a project it turned out to be! By the time we got done there was little left of the original metal, cowling gone, wells gone, floor and trunk pans, you name it re-fabbed, replaced. New quarters (and southern parts), deck lid, doors, fender, only original body part left was the hood. Must have spent 15 hours sand blasting the frame. Rebuilt motor, new interior/top, etc. Swore I'd never do a rust-belt car again nice as it eventually turned out. My next was a '63 Fury CA car and yeah, those teeny areas of rust are like the tip of an iceberg; but nowhere near the destruction of a car that drove in salt...nonetheless, a couple areas of the body needed cutting and new metal. Why I could never see forking out big bucks on a classic car despite how gorgeous it appears without knowing what lies beneath. Guys that took photos of the resto makes this more assuring. I took over 200 during my Plymouth resto come the day to sell it (and for a lot less than I spent on it).
           
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          Wow, that's nuts! Thought mine was going to be a bondo bucket when I got it but it looked good from inside the trunk and underneath the floors. At least it had the factory looking undercoating etc and wouldn't think that anyone would try and make a low price /6 car look like a brand new one and no one did. The down side was about 10 layers of paint but there was very little bondo on it.
           
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          The good ol' Cave-N-Pave!
           
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          • toolmanmike

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            Looks like my old F8 69. My right quarter was smashed but not into the taillight. LOL
             
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