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Post by Memphis73Chevelle on Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:56 pm

went to shop today to check on progress of body work...Shocked 
looking good!

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Post by dynchel on Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:40 pm

Looks good, I'm glad you saved it (a second time lol).
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Post by 77mali on Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:46 pm

Beer 

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Post by Memphis73Chevelle on Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:02 pm

dynchel wrote:Looks good, I'm glad you saved it (a second time lol).


Amen to that!
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Post by driveit on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:14 am

Loos awesome. I wish I had the tools and skills to do some major body work to mine. I need a new top!
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:50 am

Big improvement!
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Post by BK-75 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:17 pm

Looking great so far!! What's the final color going to be?
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Post by Memphis73Chevelle on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:33 pm

BK-75 wrote:Looking great so far!!  What's the final color going to be?

Thanks I haven't decided on color yet...looking for ideas:?: 
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Post by Wallyuph on Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:30 pm

I hate to even bring this up but I thought I was all ready for paint and decided at the last minute to pull the glass to get a good paint job down in Chanel. Here is what I found.

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From your photos it looks like you are leaving glass in. I just would hate to see you go through all that work annd miss some thing like I almost did.
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Post by pila on Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:42 pm

When cars are this old, it seems normal to have some rust in the glass openings.

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Re: 73 chevelle project update

Post by BK-75 on Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:01 am

Memphis73Chevelle wrote:
BK-75 wrote:Looking great so far!!  What's the final color going to be?

Thanks I haven't decided on color yet...looking for ideas:?: 


Get the body real straight and go with a dark color..  Tuxedo Black, Midnight Blue Metallic,  Midnight Green or Dark Green.

http://chevelleinfo.com/1973/paint.htm

Or hot rod black with a matte clear Thumbs up
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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:27 am

Wallyuph wrote:I hate to even bring this up but I thought I was all ready for paint and decided at the last minute to pull the glass to get a good paint job down in Chanel. Here is what I found.

From your photos it looks like you are leaving glass in. I just would hate to see you go through all that work annd miss some thing like I almost did.

Wally brings up an excellent point -- do a leak test at the very least on each window to see if there's any water penetration. You may even consider removing the front and rear windows and at least replacing the seals if they've never been done -- the factory original does not hold up after 40 years. If your roof had problems, it's very likely the front and rear window channels did also, and this is the optimum time to address that.
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Post by Memphis73Chevelle on Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:27 pm

Will do thanks all
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