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« on: April 17, 2009, 11:24:47 PM »

I bought my 500 last year from Phoenix and have started the bodywork on it. Some of you guys will remember it as the one with the call outs. There have been posts about it before.

The first shots are as it was when I got it. There was A LOT of bondo in the rear quarters, along with pieces of steel riveted in, and chicken mesh here and there. The floors are in pretty good shape, a few small holes by both front seat foot areas. Frame rails are great!


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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 11:28:56 PM »

These are some shots immediately after sandblasting, before primer was applied..........


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"........the four speed box changes cogs with the precision of a sharp axe striking soft pine."
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 11:30:06 PM »

more bare steel...........


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"........the four speed box changes cogs with the precision of a sharp axe striking soft pine."
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 11:31:31 PM »

more work around the rear valence........


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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 11:33:08 PM »

after the trunk was removed (new AMD one to go in)


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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009, 11:33:58 PM »

Wow...I didn't see that coming! Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2009, 11:39:08 PM »

I knew the lower rear quarters and trunk floor needed replacing before I bought the car. There were rust bubbles coming through. The work has turned out a bit more more than I expected, but still worth doing. The seller was awesome and paid for the quarters and trunk extension panels after I got the car. The trunk-floor I got before the car arrived here.
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2009, 03:23:47 AM »

 Shocked   dang ....   lookes like it was done some time ago , judging by the brazed patch work ,   floors look real good ! keep the pictures coming , love looking at stuff like this  popcrn
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2009, 04:12:06 AM »

Shocked   dang ....   lookes like it was done some time ago , judging by the brazed patch work ,   floors look real good ! keep the pictures coming , love looking at stuff like this  popcrn

It was done a loooooong time ago. The last owner didn't have it very long and genuinely didn't know about the repairs. She was originally from New Jersey and was parked up for some time, probably with water in the trunk where it festered away. It's surprising how remarkably good the rest of the car is.
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009, 06:16:31 AM »

Extent of floor pan problem.........and sills


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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2009, 06:39:43 AM »

I was figuring that you would just be driving the car and enjoying it in its "sold" in state for a while before doing anything like this. I figure this is probably the same situation my own 500 is in, which is why I'm afraid to actually tear into it.
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2009, 06:43:46 AM »

I wish I could, but to get a set of plates and legally drive it, it has to pass a strict test which it would have failed on. I'll be ready in a couple of months to pass that test and enjoy cruising.  coolgleamA
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2009, 07:03:33 AM »

Ah I see. So exactly how strict of a test do they do down there on older cars before tagging them for street use?


Did you ever have any luck in finding a broadcast sheet in the car either? I know that they said they had looked under the rear seat, but not sure if they had looked elsewhere for it.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2009, 12:14:46 PM »

I think that car looks GREAT with the callouts and the police wheels. yesnod yesnod The green looks really good with the white stripe. coolgleamA
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2009, 02:04:23 PM »

Ah I see. So exactly how strict of a test do they do down there on older cars before tagging them for street use?


Did you ever have any luck in finding a broadcast sheet in the car either? I know that they said they had looked under the rear seat, but not sure if they had looked elsewhere for it.

The test takes a whole day and is insanely strict. Some places strip the carpet and headliner to make sure there's no rust or bad repairs.

I looked everywhere for the buildsheet except behind the head liner. Didn't find one. The car has had the front seats recovered at some point and a new glove box liner installed. A previous owner may have found it. I wish I could track the owners down.
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2009, 02:13:35 PM »

I think that car looks GREAT with the callouts and the police wheels. yesnod yesnod The green looks really good with the white stripe. coolgleamA
I would put it back the way it was! drool5 drool5 2thumbs

It will stay green with a white stripe, but the call outs will go. I like the cop wheels too. I have a set of 14 inch factory rims that will get powder coated green and used with the dog dish caps. I would love to have a set of repro 14 inch Goodyear F-70's.


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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2009, 04:00:57 PM »

Ah - Motor Wheel Spyder wheels in that PolyGlas shot. Those PolyGlas are for 1970 and up. Redlines would be correct if you are after correct.
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2009, 04:03:43 PM »

Ah - Motor Wheel Spyder wheels in that PolyGlas shot. Those PolyGlas are for 1970 and up. Redlines would be correct if you are after correct.
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2009, 04:04:50 PM »

Ah - Motor Wheel Spyder wheels in that PolyGlas shot. Those PolyGlas are for 1970 and up. Redlines would be correct if you are after correct.

Thanks for the tip, redlines it is  2thumbs
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2009, 04:31:57 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2009, 06:44:53 PM »

yea redlines would look great on your car . i dig watching resto's like this . keep the pics coming .  cheers
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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2009, 07:32:38 PM »


Thanks for the link. I have been looking at Coker and Universal also. I was originally thinking if I didn't get the Polyglas, I would do white walls instead. Redlines would look even better.
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2009, 09:05:35 PM »

You need Goodyears on that puppy!
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2009, 10:30:35 AM »

Redlines with some dog dishes would look great with the green and white stripe. In my opinion that is.
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2009, 11:46:17 AM »

You need Goodyears on that puppy!

Redlines with some dog dishes would look great with the green and white stripe. In my opinion that is.

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