'76 Cutlass High School tribute restoration. Update: frame swap.

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Post by DaveFury on Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:22 pm

fasrnur wrote:Looks great Dave. Is that without a cut and buff? Cuz if it is, you can lay down some seriously nice paint and clear. Thumbs up

Thanks! The sides are still "out of the gun", but I had to wet sand some trash out of the hood and roof. Gonna do the rest of the panels one of these days.

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Post by ant7377 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:57 pm

Wow! Why was this necessary? Rot or something else?
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Post by DaveFury on Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:27 pm

ant7377 wrote:Wow! Why was this necessary?  Rot or something else?

Yes, rot. There was a previous repair done where the left lower control arm mounts and where rail goes up to follow the rear wheel well. It was done in a fashion that was not up to my standards. Also, a few body bushings were dry rotted as well. The new frame had absolutely zero rust and I got a super deal on it.

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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:23 am

Looks Great Dave Brand new Car Now !

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Post by ant7377 on Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:00 am

DaveFury wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Wow! Why was this necessary?  Rot or something else?

Yes, rot. There was a previous repair done where the left lower control arm mounts and where rail goes up to follow the rear wheel well. It was done in a fashion that was not up to my standards. Also, a few body bushings were dry rotted as well. The new frame had absolutely zero rust and I got a super deal on it.

Dave W.

I had my 77 repaired in the same spot. Yet I've seen them in junkyards completed ruined but by that area was fine. I don't get it. Maybe bad steel on some of them.
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Post by Hs1973 on Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:15 pm

I bought a 74 elcamino once. The frame was repaired so bad that i almost was in 2 halves. The rear upper controlarms only sat in a poorly welded bracket, homemade from thin steel. The frame was rottet so bad i partet it out. It was a fun ride home though, feelt like the back wanted to go its own Way regardless of the front.
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Post by DaveFury on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:23 pm

Limey SE wrote:Looks Great Dave Brand new Car Now !

Thanks Limey. Hey I might be going to Pecatonica this Sunday. How far away is that from you?

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Post by DaveFury on Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:26 pm

ant7377 wrote:
DaveFury wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Wow! Why was this necessary?  Rot or something else?

Yes, rot. There was a previous repair done where the left lower control arm mounts and where rail goes up to follow the rear wheel well. It was done in a fashion that was not up to my standards. Also, a few body bushings were dry rotted as well. The new frame had absolutely zero rust and I got a super deal on it.

Dave W.

I had my 77 repaired in the same spot. Yet I've seen them in junkyards completed ruined but by that area was fine. I don't get it. Maybe bad steel on some of them.

That or maybe crap builds up in that area from the tire and holds moisture?

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Post by 77mali on Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:16 pm

Nice job!
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Post by ant7377 on Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:52 am

DaveFury wrote:
ant7377 wrote:
DaveFury wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Wow! Why was this necessary?  Rot or something else?

Yes, rot. There was a previous repair done where the left lower control arm mounts and where rail goes up to follow the rear wheel well. It was done in a fashion that was not up to my standards. Also, a few body bushings were dry rotted as well. The new frame had absolutely zero rust and I got a super deal on it.

Dave W.

I had my 77 repaired in the same spot. Yet I've seen them in junkyards completed ruined but by that area was fine. I don't get it. Maybe bad steel on some of them.

That or maybe crap builds up in that area from the tire and holds moisture?

Dave W.

Crap definitely builds up there but it seem some are more resistant than others,I think. When buying one it's a good point to check there I guess
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Post by DaveFury on Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:17 am

ant7377 wrote:
DaveFury wrote:
ant7377 wrote:
DaveFury wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Wow! Why was this necessary?  Rot or something else?

Yes, rot. There was a previous repair done where the left lower control arm mounts and where rail goes up to follow the rear wheel well. It was done in a fashion that was not up to my standards. Also, a few body bushings were dry rotted as well. The new frame had absolutely zero rust and I got a super deal on it.

Dave W.

I had my 77 repaired in the same spot. Yet I've seen them in junkyards completed ruined but by that area was fine. I don't get it. Maybe bad steel on some of them.

That or maybe crap builds up in that area from the tire and holds moisture?

Dave W.

Crap definitely builds up there but it seem some are more resistant than others,I think. When buying one it's a good point to check there I guess

I totally agree.

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