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1975 rust belt wonder


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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"...

Cheers!

Adam

(==\___| SQARY02|___/==)

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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