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Stripped Down

Djthom

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Fast forwarding 2 months, the car was completely disassembled down to the shell.  The doors, hood, trunklid and fenders were taken off, and they along with the shell were media blasted down to bare metal.  We said goodbye to paint, body filler, tar mats in the interior, undercoating, and of course most importantly rust.  With nothing but solid metal remaining, epoxy primer was applied on the same day to prevent any new surface corrosion from forming.

 

As previously noted, the trunk floor and rockers will need replacing.  in addition the lower A-Pillars, lower nose valence,  and rear wheel outer and inner wheel arches will need new metal.  The rear strut towers and rear suspension mounts are rock solid.  All new metal panels have been ordered from W-N and a few minor areas of fabrication will be required.

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Thanks.  I was pleased when the strip down revealed not much was hidden that I didn't already know about.  It is certainly a solid base to build on.

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On the 4th picture down there are some channeled subframe connectors between the rear bulkhead and the trunk floor. This is the first car I've seen with them. Are they only on the later cars? I've never seen the bracket thing in the same area either. Does anyone re-pop these? They might be a good addition to stiffen up the rear section on older cars.

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Looks like it could be a moon lander all in white.   When you start welding in the patches, make sure to grind away a good margin of the primer, as it smokes badly, and the zinc in it is not healthy.

 

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On 1/6/2017 at 3:01 PM, heinemann said:

On the 4th picture down there are some channeled subframe connectors between the rear bulkhead and the trunk floor. This is the first car I've seen with them. Are they only on the later cars? I've never seen the bracket thing in the same area either. Does anyone re-pop these? They might be a good addition to stiffen up the rear section on older cars.

I believe I read in a BringATrailer comment a couple weeks back that the '73 and onward cars received reinforcement in this area. 

 

This body in white really lives up to its name. Great work!

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Did you get any pictures of the "patch process" I've got similar issues, and am struggling to find a tech to heal those wounds.

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