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RE: Started in on the 66 SD , called Rusty Rag


So today I officially have a rust free car, replaced the second half of the window channel, and replaced the lower window channel. I also replaced the 2 rust holes in the dash corner pieces. The bottom of the convertible windshield bow was very rusty, I had a sheetmetal company make me up some patches and I sectioned those in, trying to maintain a proper factory curve. I started in earnest on the 29th of September when I pulled the body and have really only worked 4-6 hours a day on weekends so I am happy with the progress. On a downside I may have been scammed on my doors as I have been getting excuse after excuse on why they aren't here, fingers crossed. In 20 years of dealing with hundreds of people on the internet it will be a first. I did run out of roloc finishing discs so done until they show up.

 

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where did you end up buying the doors from?



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Some dude in Yakima. 



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Man you pound at it!!! Nice work!

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hey Kelvin, any updates?



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Absolutely, been busy, just got back from Edmonton yesterday ,picked up a truck but was back at it today. I ended up getting my money back on doors so that was good, I am just going to buy new ones and sell the AMD skins I have, I don't really need them until body is back on frame anyways. I am ready to primer the windshield channel and dash to cowl piece I welded in. I did have to alter it slightly as the ends were both to wide and long.

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I walked a few miles at the Portland swap meet last week and never found any sheetmetal other than a trunk and a rusty hood, no inner fenders, doors, fenders etc, slim pickins for anything 66 related. I did get an early production set of inserts for my AMD hood and after 15 minutes of hole altering , got them in, fit well for aftermarket hood and OEM inserts.

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I am working on welding everything back on the floor so I can get it and the firewall painted. Then I can put it back on the frame and continue bodywork. I rescued my rear tail panel supports and fixed the rust issues in them so I could reuse them, finally cut my seat brackets out and need to bead blast them and weld them on.

 

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wow what a great thread and you are kickin ass thanks for sharing all this nice work

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yes thanx for the up date, funny how that goes at swap meets that you can find a number of ones to chose from or nothing. I have been looking for a set of original inner front fenders for my friends 67 chevelle with no luck. That hood is going to look great on your car.



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wow what a great thread and you are kickin ass

thanks for sharing all this nice work


 ... and taking names.

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Thx guys, Kevin, I just bought an inner fender from a place in Portland Or, they said they had both sides but only had drivers side. Rust free nice driver quality, 20.00, they had a couple more driver sides but that was 2 months ago, I can call and check if you want.

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On a side note, I met the guy in Portland that sold me these doors a couple months ago. Wow, what do people think, I told him all I wanted was the shells so skin condition didn't matter. He says shells are perfect, no rust or damage but they had dents in the skins. I look at the driver side and you could have passed a softball through the rust hole in the back lower corner, a golf ball would have gone through the front lower, I look at the other door and it looked like it had been hit when opened and wrapped around back onto the fender. I couldn't have fixed it and doubt if a skilled bodyman would have even wasted his time. All in all I would have been embarrassed to even try to sell them and the doors on my scrap pile were twice as good. Buyer beware but thank god I never paid to ship them, I would have been pissed.

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Here is my car in as found condition, many hours ago.

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This 66 was our family car when we were kids, I think we had it for 10+ years, all 4 of us kids rode in the back seat with no seat belts. It was a 327 4 Spd car and a who knew how rare that car was at the time. The 68 SD I bought when I was 18 for 1500.00, stupid me sold it and it went to Alberta in the late 80's, it was a 396 turbo 400 car.

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Thx guys, Kevin, I just bought an inner fender from a place in Portland Or, they said they had both sides but only had drivers side. Rust free nice driver quality, 20.00, they had a couple more driver sides but that was 2 months ago, I can call and check if you want.


 my friend needs a pair of 67 and I am told they are not the same as 66. That would be great if you could call them for a pair of 67s thanx



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Lt1 Burb wrote:

Thx guys, Kevin, I just bought an inner fender from a place in Portland Or, they said they had both sides but only had drivers side. Rust free nice driver quality, 20.00, they had a couple more driver sides but that was 2 months ago, I can call and check if you want.


 my friend needs a pair of 67 and I am told they are not the same as 66. That would be great if you could call them for a pair of 67s thanx


 Ill call tomorrow 



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70 SS ACADIAN wrote:
Lt1 Burb wrote:

Thx guys, Kevin, I just bought an inner fender from a place in Portland Or, they said they had both sides but only had drivers side. Rust free nice driver quality, 20.00, they had a couple more driver sides but that was 2 months ago, I can call and check if you want.


 my friend needs a pair of 67 and I am told they are not the same as 66. That would be great if you could call them for a pair of 67s thanx


 They only had 1 drivers side 66 left. 



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Haven't posted in awhile but still moving forward. I put the body back on the frame so I could finish 4 speed hole, mount the console brackets etc. I am going to do all bodywork whilst on the frame, pull body and finish car. I bought new AMD doors and figured I better cut bracing out, glad I did as it popped a 1/4" after I did it. Just going to work on gaps and getting everything fitting nice. 

 

I screwed up and had a little bit too much material on the quarter and once the door was on it was quite clear I had to remove it.

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Lookin' good!



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Everything welded down to floor and in the right spot. Have to do a little more filling and grinding on door gap  

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love this thread-keep up the great work!!

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I'm enjoying fallowing your progress!.....and nice work!

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can you set up a web cam so we can watch live streamsmile



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