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Old 09-12-2015, 04:00 PM   #1  
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Default Two 1966 Convertibles to restore

We have two 1966 Convertibles that we are restoring for two different customers.

This one is a 6 and had been sitting in a barn in Michigan for over twenty years. This is how it was dropped off in the middle of the night on the way back from Michigan. He started taking it apart along time ago and brought some of the sheetmetal home before.

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The second one is a V8 and has been in the family a long time and was under a house in North Carolina for over 20 years. This one came in on a roll back.

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At first they don't look bad but the inner rockers and floors have a lot of rust in both.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:40 PM   #2  
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We have had the Michigan car longer so I will start with this one.

We removed the drive train and mounted it on a cart and had it sand blasted after scraping as much of the undercoat off as we could. This is what we are starting with

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Old 09-16-2015, 01:04 PM   #3  
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Good luck restoring them.

Keep us posted with pictures!!!
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Old 10-03-2015, 02:54 PM   #4  
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We finished cleaning up the body and epoxy primed



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The body was mounted on our jig

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After adding more braces the floor was cut out

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Old 10-03-2015, 08:07 PM   #5  
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After adding more braces the floor was cut out

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oh

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GOD!

That's unreal that you can take a car down to that level and then build it back up...

Way cool pics - please keep them coming. I'm learning as you go...
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:29 PM   #6  
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Rust in the rockers



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Very strange the outer rockers are in great shape

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This is what was inside the rear torque box

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Epoxy prime everything before going back together

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Lining up the inner rocker and making sure it is level

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Fitting the rear torque box

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Test fit the rear floor and marked where the frame rails are to drill for the plug welds

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Getting ready to weld

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Welded in place and welds ground

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Fitting the floor and other pieces

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Epoxy primed inside the new torque box

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Torque box welded in place and epoxy primed

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The floor was sanded and epoxy primed

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Old 12-03-2015, 01:17 PM   #7  
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Now comes the fun part lining up new sheetmetal!!

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Old 12-03-2015, 10:38 PM   #8  
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After adding more braces the floor was cut out

oh

my

GOD!

That's unreal that you can take a car down to that level and then build it back up...

Way cool pics - please keep them coming. I'm learning as you go...[/QUOTE]

Ditto, That is UNBELIEVABLE. Thanks for showing us.
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Great work!

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does Dynacorn make a convertible body? if so, why not go that route rather than the hours upon hours of rebuilding a rust bucket like this. its essentially the same end result.

if they don't, then kudos to you.
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