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Post by Jim_Rockford on Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:14 pm

OK I got this poor car from a kid up in Germantown MD that was fixing to take it to the junkyard to sell it for honda parts went and got it,its missing alot, but as a whole its in good shape.
As it was when I picked it up...
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The horror of the tail lights..
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First thing I did when I got home was rip that crap out..
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I bet there was 50lbs of bondo in the rear panel

They tack welded some filler panels on...
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:18 pm

Good job saving that car from a fate worse than the crusher-What the heck were they trying to do to that poor car?
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:13 pm

Agreed, good to see that you saved it. Those are a rare, unique piece to have...!

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Post by Jim_Rockford on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:08 pm

yea bad thing is people want a frigging mint for tail lights..lol like they are for a 69 camaro or some crap.. frigging most want 80 bucks.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:10 pm

That's bat sh!t insane. Not like it's a high dollar valuable, desirable car.

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:14 pm

What were they thinking on the rear end there?

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:48 pm

that reminds me of this monte that was on ebay.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:49 pm

I hate chopped rooves...unless it's a Lead Sled Merc...even that can get too extreme.

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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:53 pm

74MonteCarlo wrote:I hate chopped rooves...unless it's a Lead Sled Merc...even that can get too extreme.
I also hate chopped roofs, and also cars that are so low they wont go over speed bumps at K Mart. JB
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Post by The Dude on Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:51 am

Nothing wrong with lowered cars if they are done right. Very Happy For that matter there's nothing wrong with custom bodywork either. Of course the tail panel on that poor Impala looked like a crackhead's dream come true. Glad to hear you saved it.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:59 am

Not saying anything is wrong with it. Just not my personal taste.

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Post by ant7377 on Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:27 pm

GM did a great job on most cars, leave them alone I think.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:47 pm

I like lowered cars, but not if they are so low they wont go over the speed bumps. JB
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:26 pm

I like em lowered enough where theres 0 to 1 inch between the top of the tire and the wheel well opening.

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Post by IndyG3 on Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:08 pm

BlackChevelleSS wrote:I like em lowered enough where theres 0 to 1 inch between the top of the tire and the wheel well opening.
Oh, then you'd love what I just did to my car! Cool
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:26 pm

IndyG3 wrote:
BlackChevelleSS wrote:I like em lowered enough where theres 0 to 1 inch between the top of the tire and the wheel well opening.
Oh, then you'd love what I just did to my car! Cool

only one thing to say ===>> 1977 Impala coupe rescue Picsorban

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Post by Jim_Rockford on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:50 am

OK , after I got it to the house, removed all the crap off the rear , I had a hole in the rear driver quarter I started working on.
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As always rust is like an iceberg, The part you see is always just the tip..
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Got 1 more repair on the inner side of the wheel well and then I can finish the outside part of the quarter.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:53 am

HOLY SCHNIKIES.

Repair is lookin good Thumbs up

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Post by The Dude on Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:46 pm

Limey wrote:
IndyG3 wrote:
BlackChevelleSS wrote:I like em lowered enough where theres 0 to 1 inch between the top of the tire and the wheel well opening.
Oh, then you'd love what I just did to my car! Cool

only one thing to say ===>> 1977 Impala coupe rescue Picsorban

Seriously? Pics of saquatch are more likely to pop up than pics of Indy's car! LMAO
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:55 pm

Rago wrote:
Limey wrote:
IndyG3 wrote:
BlackChevelleSS wrote:I like em lowered enough where theres 0 to 1 inch between the top of the tire and the wheel well opening.
Oh, then you'd love what I just did to my car! Cool

only one thing to say ===>> 1977 Impala coupe rescue Picsorban

Seriously? Pics of saquatch are more likely to pop up than pics of Indy's car! LMAO


YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT

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Post by The Dude on Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:01 pm

LMAO! Harry & the Hendersons. I haven't seen that movie in years.
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:09 pm

nope that is messing with sasquatch TV commercial

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Post by The Dude on Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:22 pm

Guess it is..... Ahh they all look alike, even the one in "Strange Wilderness" kinda resembles him. Hilarious Happy Madison movie with some big name actors BTW.

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Post by Jim_Rockford on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:41 pm

One patch panel done, just gotta clean up the bottom of the inside paint it with some POR-15 inside, Seam seal it and weld in the final piece then on to epoxy primer.
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Also took care of some tear holes in the rear of the fender.
Like these.
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To this.
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Could be alot cleaner welds, but I'm useing flux core wire and its not really ment for thin sheet metal work like this.
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:46 pm

man you need to come here and do some work for me or at least teach me how to weld, I KNEW I SHOULD HAVE PAID ATTENTION hmmmmmmmmm what was that again Smoking in auto body class

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