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« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2013, 05:15:54 PM »

Next I had to cut away the old roll pan. I wanted to see if I could just repair it so I cut it free. After the seeing the back side made me realize it wasn't much of a roll pan anymore. More like some paint holding on to some rust . I replaced the bumper mount location points with some 1/8 th inch steel and fabricated the upper ledge of the roll pan which is just  an 90 degree lip. Then I welded it all in.  I was able to save the center of the old roll pan which is the most complicated piece of the stamping where the license plate hangs. There was just one 2x2 inch patch of metal to replace and I hit it with some Ospho to stabilize it.


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« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2013, 05:22:13 PM »

With the center section cleaned up and back primed I welded  it  back to the car.
With the center section and the new corner piece back in place it was time to make and install the missing left side roll pan section.


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« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2013, 07:53:48 PM »

Interesting thread!  popcrn
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« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2013, 08:06:30 PM »

im liking the half 69 half 68 tail panel  lol
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« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2013, 08:18:16 PM »

Busy hands mate, good skills!
Also liking the Aero custom,nice one
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« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2013, 08:56:26 PM »

 drool5 drool5 drool5 drool5 2thumbs 2thumbs 2thumbs
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« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2013, 05:45:02 PM »

On the right side of the car I wasn't as lucky to have a roll pan corner to reference so I made two profile patterns of the left side and used them to guide me on the shape and location.
I then installed a new right side roll pan piece up to my templates.
The third picture is of the completed roll pan.
Next it was on to more rusty metal replacement on the upper tail light panel. This right side dished piece was a little tough to make without a planishing hammer. It is kind of small for the English wheel but that is what I had to use after metal shrinking the edges and using a mallet and a sand bag to work the depression.


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« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2013, 06:40:30 PM »

The first of these 4 pictures shows the tail with most of the upper section done as far as metal repair. The two tail light openings are roughed in and the upper right  corner of the quarter to tail pan needs to be made.
The second picture is of the right side lower quarter panel replacement steel after installation.
Picture 3 is of the right side upper corner completed.
The last picture here is of the tail light housings that I back engineered from the tail lights I was able to get from the guy Troutman for $75.00 apiece.


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« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2013, 06:42:54 PM »

Ooo those should look nice  drool5
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« Reply #59 on: June 09, 2013, 01:32:50 AM »

awesum metal work your doing. really like seeing the old forgotten mopar bodies brought back to life. i think if ya save a rusty body ,build it any way u want.  totally like the Daytona,wing car projects.  thanks for showing us ya metal work. all the best on ya build ,an do ya have your shots up to date,haha.  latterDJ  popcrn cheers 2thumbs drool5 popcrn
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« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2013, 03:03:26 AM »

Great Work ! , keep the progress pics coming .
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« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2013, 04:18:33 AM »

awesum metal work your doing. really like seeing the old forgotten mopar bodies brought back to life. i think if ya save a rusty body ,build it any way u want.  totally like the Daytona,wing car projects.  thanks for showing us ya metal work. all the best on ya build ,an do ya have your shots up to date,haha.  latterDJ  popcrn cheers 2thumbs drool5 popcrn
Thanks for the compliments and no I am not up to date. As you know this site is a bit hard to upload pics to so as I down size my photo files I am posting them.
Great Work ! , keep the progress pics coming .
Thanks I will.
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« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2013, 05:31:41 AM »

  scope  clever stuff  ,    yesnod  .............. popcrn
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« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2013, 06:34:12 PM »

The first picture in this group shows the final fit with the tail light lense in the surround before installation in the tail panel.
The second picture is of the surround installed  followed by a picture of a test fit of the tail lense.
The final picture  is  of the completed tail panel with the tail lights fit in place.  I use the rustoleum red oxide as a temporary  primer to prevent flash rust until I get to the bondo work.


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« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2013, 06:51:49 PM »

delicious  drool5
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« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2013, 07:36:13 PM »

That is some outstanding work!!!     2thumbs

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« Reply #66 on: June 09, 2013, 08:11:44 PM »

Wow... just wow... 2thumbs
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« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2013, 11:01:24 PM »

Your taillights look way better than stock as far as the gaps 2thumbs
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« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2013, 03:53:18 AM »

Thanks for the thumbs up  everyone.
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« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2013, 04:06:28 AM »

  I meant Medical shots..  tetnus and swamp fever???just kidding ,,great work on back and quarters. if ya were out west  NWcharger needs frame rails and all the metal he can get to save his xxDaytona...  his tread is,,it use to be a Daytona,, well its his car or parts now. might read it ,your car is allmost perfect compared to his project..

 keep up the great work..latter dj 2thumbs 2thumbs popcrn popcrn
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« Reply #70 on: June 10, 2013, 03:50:00 PM »

  I meant Medical shots..  tetnus and swamp fever???just kidding ,,great work on back and quarters. if ya were out west  NWcharger needs frame rails and all the metal he can get to save his xxDaytona...  his tread is,,it use to be a Daytona,, well its his car or parts now. might read it ,your car is allmost perfect compared to his project..

 keep up the great work..latter dj 2thumbs 2thumbs popcrn popcrn
  Well I wish I could help with that situation. I am trying to be very careful with the removal of the body from the unibody frame so that it may be of use to someone who is in that position. Most of the frame components on this are not that bad. If I wasn't doing the body swap deal it would have been an excellent candidate for a restoration.   
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« Reply #71 on: June 10, 2013, 03:59:58 PM »

Just read Nwchargers thread. Holy hijacked threads. I think only one page actually dealt with the car in question. The guy is a real optimist planning a project that may last 20 years. Well if Johnny Cash could "Build it one Piece at a Time" so can this guy.
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« Reply #72 on: June 10, 2013, 07:23:07 PM »

Just read Nwchargers thread. Holy hijacked threads. I think only one page actually dealt with the car in question. The guy is a real optimist planning a project that may last 20 years. Well if Johnny Cash could "Build it one Piece at a Time" so can this guy.
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« Reply #73 on: June 10, 2013, 07:51:48 PM »

Time to move to the rear window.  I started by clearing away the support structure under the hatchback.  Next I clearanced the sail panels about 1/4 inch on either side . Next I test fitted the plug into place holding the bottom up with some 2x4 blocks until the window portion laid on the sail panels the way I wanted.  I tried relief cutting the lower section and working it down to the sail panels but I wasn't happy with the way it was torquing the lower window bed and decided that I would be more comfortable just cutting the lower section off in favor of putting in a new piece of metal. The last picture shows what is left of the window bed. While this might seem like a waste to only use the bed portion of the plug if you have ever tried to fabricate a window bed with tight radius's around a compound shaped piece of glass you  will know this remaining piece is a time saver.


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« Reply #74 on: June 10, 2013, 07:55:08 PM »

neat, i've always wanted to see how those hatches got installed  popcrn
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