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Wow... All I can say is "wow".

Now THIS is a "build"... I can't even imagine not giving up on a car with that much rust going on... But I guess we are truly spoiled here in California...

It makes me thankful that I only have a few holes in flat metal to cut out...

The fabrication and welding you're doing amaze me. Keep it up!!

And I'll keep my eyes peeled for those "75 surprises"...



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1975 Millie the Falcon (Originally Polaris, currently Primer-Grey/Spa-Blue)

1975 Eamon the Golden Nugget (Originally Golf, currently several other yellows, someday Dakar)

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The repair on the nose is 75% done...it needs more grinding and then a lick of filler to make it look decent. To be honest this one was a pain....the weld thru primer really ticked me off...and then welding/grinding on the floor upside down just sucked. Normally I love welding but this was not fun!!.

The repair to the lower door was a dream--- cut/welded and done in 25 minutes ---and welding standing up was a luxury.

Look at the pics if you like rust...





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I have been working lots recently as our second child is due any moment. This will cause the 02 to be covered for a while...

First job was the rear wheel arch...I tried to custom make this panel, however not having a metal shrinker was a real pain..so wait for it....yes I am buying some panels.

While these panels are on order i started on some more grot....take a look.





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The car is slowly being dissected. The extent of the rust is truly staggering.

In the above posts you will see I started a repair on the nose panel. Well this was causing some concern, will it last? how much rust is back there? etc. So to cut a long story short I removed the front, sliced it in half and welded more panels in than I care to mention.

You will also notice below that the engine bay has seen some work!.

Enjoy the pics.





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