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1969 "can of worms" build

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I would like to start this off by apologizing to those that will be offended by the butchery seen in this build. It is not my intent to build something half ass, if i could afford to drop it off at a shop i would, if i had the ability to store it until i had the money to do it right i would..... but i dont.

The purpose of this build was to both familiarize myself with the car and try and learn a few body working skills along the way. Im a welder and fabricator by trade not a body man, all i ask is that you bare with me through this and drop the occasional helpful tip along the way

How it looked when i got it

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So i set into removing some of the bondo and digging into some of the other bondo cracks it had to see how thick the bondo was and this is what i found

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Finished taking off the heaviest sections, along with hood and fenders. Under the bondo i found that the bent metal had been covered in bondo without any real attempt of straighting it before hand.... so i did the best i could with a hammer and anvil set

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Decided to just sand down the entire car andto 3 different layers later i ended up with this, and found out my rockers were non existing and ther were holes in the fenders right behind the front tire...... hence the name of the build thread

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Whats the significance of sharing the vin#? Next time im with the car i'll see what it is, first time ive ever been asked that lol

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I'm digging the rims. What are they and what are the specs?

rims are 15x8 0 offset ssr wheels. 195/50 in front 205/50 in rear, i need to get a actual spring or coil setup cus right now its all stock with cut springs and aggressively pulled fenders and thats just no bueno

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Interesting car. Looks like it was originally Malaga or quite possibly another shade of red.

Do you mind sharing your VIN with us?

#1662705

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So did alittle more work today but it started raining on me so probly call it a short day, got my fixed IE camber plates installed......not nearly enough camber so expect to see them back up for sale sometime soon,

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Got the rear subframe pulled... real grimy, pulled it so i could weld the diff and box trailing arms. Might even pick up some ie adjustable camber kits for the rear..... or splurge on the front ones first

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man, my car has loads of bondo as well in some places. what are you using the remove the bondo?

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