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    Restoring my old Chevy , owned it since 1971 and got started on rebuilding all the sheet metal, had some cracks in some doors, replaced both inner and outer rockers one partial floor pan and rear quarters to build from donor cars. Here are some pics. Rear quaters were both replaced in steel, used original donor sheet metal. found some rust free inner fenders and some outer fenders and parts from other cars. The bottom rear quarters have the bumper insets shaved and removed. The top of a 51 chevy car rear quarter is the same contour and will fit in if you properly section out the old bottom.

    The right quarter has pieces from 4 cars in it.

    The top edge of each door above the glass had 18 trim holes in each door, These were tig welded up ground down and finished.

    Each door had the deluxe trim molding on it and had several holes to be welded up and finished smooth.

    Been using the 200dx on the door cracks and the mig on the rest of the sheet metal.

    The Supercut 50P helps in cutting out odd shapes.

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    PowerTig 200DX
    Supercut 50P
    PowerTig Micro 185 SOLD GREAT MACHINE
    Millermatic 200
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Jet 1340 Lathe
    Jet 20" Drill Press
    Jet 12" Wet Band Saw
    Kalamazoo H7 Bandsaw
    Forward 12,000 lb 4 Post Lift

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    Looking forward to seeing more progress pics this. Are you restoring to original or some state of mod?

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    Talk about nostalgia,,,my first car was a 50 Pontiac,,how many people can say they have rode in or driven, Henry J's, Hudson Hornets, Desotos, etc...you could build 3 or 4 of todays cars with the iron from one of the old ones..
    Some of those lies people tell about me, are true

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    This one has a lot of History with the Kansas Highway Patrol and Local Sheriff and Police.
    We used to carpool to High School back in the 70's one of the guys had a Desoto another had a 34 Plymouth with suicide doors when six of us were riding 2 set on the front fenders and straddled the headlights for the 4 mile trip to school.

    This car had a 235 six that was built and ran exceptionally well. had to carry an extra generator because the cooling fins would expand at high rpm and cut the belt off or just fly off and dent the hood.
    It was a lot of fun and still runs strong , has just set too long and needs restored.

    Will post some more pic's in Sept after i finish visiting our son in Germany.
    PowerTig 200DX
    Supercut 50P
    PowerTig Micro 185 SOLD GREAT MACHINE
    Millermatic 200
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Jet 1340 Lathe
    Jet 20" Drill Press
    Jet 12" Wet Band Saw
    Kalamazoo H7 Bandsaw
    Forward 12,000 lb 4 Post Lift

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    Suicide doors ,,,Lol,,,I could tell you a story about how our drunken bootlegger tried to open and close a door like that on a run to the liquor store ,,,fell out and broke his arm,,,left us kids trying to explain how that happened,,,and he claimed we pushed him out....those were the old days..good memories
    Some of those lies people tell about me, are true

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    Nice! I can't wait to see more pics. MY wife and I are are working on a '63 Thunderbird and I'm helping a buddy with a '65 GTO convertible that's in pretty sad shape. It's great to bring classic cars back to life and get them back on the road.
    Owner/Operator of Breakneckmoto
    Used motorcycles and parts

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    Nice, I like seeing the car projects...
    Jason
    Everlast 255EXT - Perfection
    Everlast PowerPro 256 - UPS Demolished
    Everlast MTS200s
    12 Ton Shop Press
    DeWalt Hand Tools/ChopSaw

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    Old car projects ,,,yep,,,good to see them be rebuilt....not to mention that alot of the folks on this web site were concieved in the back seat of the vehicles at some drive in moive,, been there,, done that,,,modern cars just seem too make that more difficult because of their cramp space.. lol..
    Some of those lies people tell about me, are true

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    Old car projects ,,,yep,,,good to see them be rebuilt....not to mention that alot of the folks on this web site were concieved in the back seat of the vehicles at some drive in moive,, been there,, done that,,,modern cars just seem too make that more difficult because of their cramp space.. lol..
    Far too long for that here (1984)
    Also many people around here complain that they cant work on modern cars because of the computer systems that they have.... Excuses!!!!!
    Jason
    Everlast 255EXT - Perfection
    Everlast PowerPro 256 - UPS Demolished
    Everlast MTS200s
    12 Ton Shop Press
    DeWalt Hand Tools/ChopSaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    Far too long for that here (1984)
    Also many people around here complain that they cant work on modern cars because of the computer systems that they have.... Excuses!!!!!
    Jason ,,life is good if you can keep a sense of humor,,an all the things life throws at you..
    Some of those lies people tell about me, are true

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    I spent 2 days in the paint booth this weekend, Everything came out great.Click image for larger version. 

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    PowerTig 200DX
    Supercut 50P
    PowerTig Micro 185 SOLD GREAT MACHINE
    Millermatic 200
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Jet 1340 Lathe
    Jet 20" Drill Press
    Jet 12" Wet Band Saw
    Kalamazoo H7 Bandsaw
    Forward 12,000 lb 4 Post Lift

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    A little progress on the build, Glass Engine ect.Click image for larger version. 

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    Now for interior, just set the buckets in last night and did a test run for comfort. My 200DX played a major role in this build with the serpentine drive ,tube bumpersand a lot of other things.
    PowerTig 200DX
    Supercut 50P
    PowerTig Micro 185 SOLD GREAT MACHINE
    Millermatic 200
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Jet 1340 Lathe
    Jet 20" Drill Press
    Jet 12" Wet Band Saw
    Kalamazoo H7 Bandsaw
    Forward 12,000 lb 4 Post Lift

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    A little more dash area , Engine during setup, and final .Click image for larger version. 

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    PowerTig 200DX
    Supercut 50P
    PowerTig Micro 185 SOLD GREAT MACHINE
    Millermatic 200
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Jet 1340 Lathe
    Jet 20" Drill Press
    Jet 12" Wet Band Saw
    Kalamazoo H7 Bandsaw
    Forward 12,000 lb 4 Post Lift

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    Very nice. Do you plan to keep it or flip it. After you drive it for awhile (with all that hard work in it and $$$)? Very nice ride and job.
    Mike R.
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    It will stay in the Family, I have owned this car since 1971 , it was a street for the first time in 1974. Hope to have it on the road in June this year.
    PowerTig 200DX
    Supercut 50P
    PowerTig Micro 185 SOLD GREAT MACHINE
    Millermatic 200
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Jet 1340 Lathe
    Jet 20" Drill Press
    Jet 12" Wet Band Saw
    Kalamazoo H7 Bandsaw
    Forward 12,000 lb 4 Post Lift

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