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Old 11-27-2011, 10:20 AM   #61
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Man, thats a lotta rust! I'd be tempted to go south and buy a roller - they're pretty plentiful around this area... But - since you're already into it - good luck!
It can be saved To put everything into a roller would defeat the purpose of the whole build.

Unfortunately we had to stop working on it yesterday for the weekend. The body guy we have on the project had a family emergency. Hopefully we can continue it this coming weekend.

Here's what we came up with on the rusted out cowl:

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Old 11-27-2011, 11:44 AM   #62
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That is not a cowl....... that is still part of the rocker panel


\/ that is a cowl...Click the image to open in full size.

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Old 11-27-2011, 01:04 PM   #63
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^ It's still part of the cowl. I didn't know that either. There are three layers of sheet metal that are pinch welded together here: the inner and outer rocker panels and the cowl. When the cowl stops, it's just the rocker panels.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:56 PM   #64
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Hey Project looks like your hood flew up like mine did. Have you straightened the panel yet?
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:32 PM   #65
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Finally some progress made today. A lot actually. Almost done with the cutting, still need to do both outer rocker panels and seal and coat everything we did.

This is the area that Chris completely rebuilt. He's really good at what he does.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:55 PM   #66
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Passenger side rocker panel finished. The only thing left that is major is the other rocker panel. Ordered some POR-15 and Metal Ready today.

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Old 12-18-2011, 09:14 PM   #67
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I assume the rocker was fabbed up out of new sheet metal? It looks good.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:52 PM   #68
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I got them off a site called classic2 current. They fit pretty nice but required a lot of trimming, mostly in the rear.
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looking good. wish i coulda done that kind of metal work.

i also wish i could have kept my '91. but she had alot of hidden rust. behind the tails was bad, pass side door pillar where the hinges bolt, front frame rails by the shock towers...

still cranked up everyday tho engine was built out of granite
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The metal work is completely done now. The roll cage should be here this week. Hopefully we can get that done along with the torque boxes this weekend. Then it'll be a lot of POR15 on the inside and FatMat so the interior can go back in. After that the underside will get POR15 and then we can finally start the body work.

Drivers side done
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Got the roll cage installed! My brother and I have been working on it for the last two days. Came out pretty good other than blowing through the sheet metal a few times. I'm gonna paint it and throw some POR-15 down on the floor pans tomorrow. Gotta figure out the carpet as well. Torque boxes will be a project for another day.

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Looks good. Is that a prefab cage you put together or did you bend it all yourself??
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It's a prefab. Took a lot of grinding and cutting to make it fit right. Bought it off of American Muscle. Not too bad for a couple of guys that have never done one. We ground down the welds on the cage for a cleaner look and used a MIG. That completely breaks the rules for pretty much any type of sanctioned racing but I don't really care. I'll never do any of that with it anyway. I'm really happy with it. It wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be. Kind of fun actually!

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