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big m
Posted 2012-05-17 5:55 PM (#321642 - in reply to #226386)
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Ron,

I made those braces up in a hardtop body that was in good shape, using steel square tubing. These will fit any 2-door '57-59 Mopar, other than Imperial.

---John
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Posted 2012-06-05 12:07 PM (#324452 - in reply to #226386)
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Been hard at work massaging out ripples and high spots in the metal, most I removed with shrinking and dollying, but the dogleg area had a low spot that wouldn't budge. This was the piece I made and fitted in, so apparently the contour was off enough to create this slight depression. I broke out the lead and tinning supplies, also filling the seam on the windshield frame as the factory would have done.
---John



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Posted 2012-06-05 12:11 PM (#324454 - in reply to #226386)
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More grinding and cleaning of welds continued on the bottom of the car, just about done with that part now. I probably have about 120 hours in that work alone in this project.
Quarter panels are now quite straight, as the bare metal shows. I still have a lot to do on the top side of the car yet, I will sandblast the body when the metalwork is complete, and then get it in primer to work on the chassis.

---John



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Posted 2012-06-05 12:18 PM (#324455 - in reply to #324454)
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Posted 2012-06-05 1:45 PM (#324461 - in reply to #226386)
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Surely you know this John, but better safe than sorry - be careful if you're gonna sandblast the sheet metal - if the jet gets the sheet metal too hot, the heat will warp it out of shape. It's a painstaking work you're doing and I follow it with great interest!!
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Posted 2012-06-05 4:26 PM (#324473 - in reply to #324461)
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I love looking at this thread ! Nice work, John. You're obsessed ! 

As a suggestion, it would be nice to see a top-down photo. If you stand on a ladder and shoot down, it'll give us an idea of what you've done and what's left.

Ron
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Posted 2012-06-05 5:05 PM (#324479 - in reply to #324461)
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wizard - 2012-06-05 10:45 AM

Surely you know this John, but better safe than sorry - be careful if you're gonna sandblast the sheet metal - if the jet gets the sheet metal too hot, the heat will warp it out of shape. It's a painstaking work you're doing and I follow it with great interest!!


Thanks, Sven! Any blasting I do will be for the body supports and floors that have rust residue, should be quite quick, as there hasn't been much that was not replaced.

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Posted 2012-06-05 5:09 PM (#324480 - in reply to #324473)
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ronbo97 - 2012-06-05 1:26 PM

I love looking at this thread ! Nice work, John. You're obsessed ! 

As a suggestion, it would be nice to see a top-down photo. If you stand on a ladder and shoot down, it'll give us an idea of what you've done and what's left.

Ron


Thanks, Ron!

I'll do that, I have a loft up above the car where I can take a photo from. I still have some work on the top well to do, also the trunk weatherstrip gutters.

---John
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Posted 2012-06-05 5:23 PM (#324481 - in reply to #324480)
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big m - 2012-06-05 5:09 PM I still have some work on the top well to do, also the trunk weatherstrip gutters. ---John


The trunk lid weatherstrip channel should be a no-brainer since it's the same on all 59 Plymouths. And as a bonus, it's just spot-welded onto the body. I wouldn't even try to repair what's currently in place, since you probably have many donor cars.

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Posted 2012-06-05 7:06 PM (#324488 - in reply to #324481)
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Posted 2012-06-05 10:55 PM (#324514 - in reply to #324481)
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ronbo97 - 2012-06-05 5:23 PM
big m - 2012-06-05 5:09 PM I still have some work on the top well to do, also the trunk weatherstrip gutters. ---John


The trunk lid weatherstrip channel should be a no-brainer since it's the same on all 59 Plymouths. And as a bonus, it's just spot-welded onto the body. I wouldn't even try to repair what's currently in place, since you probably have many donor cars.

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I'll bet Big M pondered that same notion.  

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Posted 2012-06-06 7:24 AM (#324536 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2012-06-06 8:28 PM (#324621 - in reply to #324536)
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Fins/413 - 2012-06-06 4:24 AM

A great thread and great work John.


Thanks, Eric!

---John
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Posted 2012-06-14 5:43 PM (#325603 - in reply to #226386)
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Next will be to either repair, or fabricate a new convertible pump mount, as this one looks like swiss cheese. I derusted it with reverse electrolysis, so at least there will be no surprises.

---John



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Posted 2012-06-14 6:19 PM (#325610 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2012-07-03 5:14 PM (#328233 - in reply to #226386)
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A little bit of good ol' American ingenuity-
I saved the upright sides, as they were not rusted badly, found a store shelf in the scrap pile that was the same gauge steel, and made the lower platform. I welded the uprights on my new piece, and cut a rectangular hole in the center.

Agsain, I raided the scrap pile and found part of a junk steering column that was just about the curvature I needed. I cut a section out, and formed the curved ends to duplicate the original, and welded it into place. A bit of metal finishing, and its hard to tell all this was done.

---John



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Posted 2012-07-03 5:36 PM (#328235 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2012-07-04 1:10 PM (#328339 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2012-09-22 12:05 PM (#340067 - in reply to #328339)
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I took a break from cleaning out the barn to do a bit more on the body. Up to the convertible top well I had a bit of finish work to do, mainly making up the end caps that go over the top main pivot. I saved the old pieces for templates, and used some mild steel to make a new one for the one side. The piece was then butt welded in, and the factory seam was then finished with solder.



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Posted 2012-09-22 12:11 PM (#340068 - in reply to #226386)
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On to the other side- There was a bit more hammer and dolly work required on this side, but I was able to use the original end cap as the rust was minor. I cleaned up the edges, and fitted the small piece, and welded it in. Then the seam was leaded in, rough filed, and checked. Next was to smooth the area out.



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Posted 2012-09-26 1:50 PM (#340706 - in reply to #226386)
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I like you're style make do and mend works for me, does the electrolysis get all the rust of and what do you use to kill the flash rust? I have started to use the molasses 9-1 water solution seems to be working well but am concerned about the flash rust hoping for some advice from somebody who has actually had to deal with it to cold in my shed for epoxy.
Thanks for the inspiration.
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Posted 2012-09-26 3:26 PM (#340717 - in reply to #226386)
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Alright, John.. the truth...

You're already driving this car, right????

You're just releasing the pics as a teaser, I assume???


Looks killer, man. Nice work, as always.
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Posted 2012-09-26 4:34 PM (#340725 - in reply to #340706)
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slow2learn - 2012-09-26 10:50 AM

I like you're style make do and mend works for me, does the electrolysis get all the rust of and what do you use to kill the flash rust? I have started to use the molasses 9-1 water solution seems to be working well but am concerned about the flash rust hoping for some advice from somebody who has actually had to deal with it to cold in my shed for epoxy.
Thanks for the inspiration.


I have that problem, this being an open barn and not climate controlled. I simply spray a light oil such as WD-40 or similar penetrant on the surface to keep the oxygen away. I will be doing a light blasting to the body and spray with epoxy primer before I seal the body up and start on the chassis.

The reverse electrolysis does leave a rusty residue, but it's easily removed with a wire brush or scotch-brite pad.

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Posted 2012-09-26 4:39 PM (#340727 - in reply to #340717)
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BarnFind57 - 2012-09-26 12:26 PM

Alright, John.. the truth...

You're already driving this car, right????

You're just releasing the pics as a teaser, I assume???


Looks killer, man. Nice work, as always. :cool:


I wish I could say I was getting close, Rick, but time to work on it seems to be getting scarcer and scarcer. I hauled in probably fifty cars in the last two months, with no signs of slowing down. Seems a lot of folks that have been hoarding cars, are now getting rid of their collections.

---John
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Posted 2012-09-27 12:20 AM (#340776 - in reply to #226386)
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Hey John, you have some serious metal working talents! And you need them all for a project of that magnitude. I'm learning a lot reading this thread. Thanks for taking the time to share your restoration story...Steve
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Posted 2012-09-27 3:32 PM (#340837 - in reply to #340776)
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Leadfoot1000 - 2012-09-26 9:20 PM

Hey John, you have some serious metal working talents! And you need them all for a project of that magnitude. I'm learning a lot reading this thread. Thanks for taking the time to share your restoration story...Steve


Thanks, Steve, I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.

---John
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Posted 2012-10-17 9:55 AM (#343432 - in reply to #226386)
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I am amazed from the efforts, time and energy some people like you are doing to save a nice old car.
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Posted 2012-10-18 5:52 PM (#343622 - in reply to #226386)
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I decided rather than to replace sections of the trunk weatherstrip gutter, that I would repair what I had, as there was just the seams, and a small area where the rust had 'dog-eared' the edge. I used brass rod in order to do this. I also used an 80 grit disc toremove high spots from previous welds.



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Posted 2012-10-18 8:35 PM (#343646 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2012-10-18 10:07 PM (#343659 - in reply to #226386)
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GREAT WORK, John !! I see progress since the last time I was there. One of these days you will be riding in style !! Jerry
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Posted 2012-10-19 1:00 AM (#343689 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2012-10-23 2:25 PM (#344350 - in reply to #343646)
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WOW! what an inspiring story,such awesome work,the compliment "great job" just dosen't seem good enough :O) Can't wait to see more.


Thanks for the compliment, Randy!
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Posted 2012-10-23 2:26 PM (#344351 - in reply to #343659)
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GREAT WORK, John !! I see progress since the last time I was there. One of these days you will be riding in style !! Jerry


Thanks, Jerry! Have you made any progress on the Dodge recently?
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Posted 2012-10-23 2:28 PM (#344352 - in reply to #343689)
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MOPAR-TO-YA - 2012-10-18 10:00 PM

John, Don't you think if you did a restoration on Miss Belvy, it would be easier? I know you will get this car done someday, and when you do, you can honestly say you hand-built it 8-) ........................MO


Thanks, Steve, and you do realize, we'll be taking our usual cross-country trip once it's roadworthy, and coming to visit ya again.

---John
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Posted 2012-11-16 2:12 PM (#347414 - in reply to #226386)
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I found numerous rust holes in the drain channel for the convertible top well. I considered cutting this section from one of the '63 Chrysller 300 converts in the yard, but after making measurements, they were far too different. I decided to cut the decay out, and make the piece myself. I definitely did not want water draining into the interior afterwards!

I measured the arc of the piece I woulld need too fit in as the base of the gutter, and cut one out with a plasma cutter from a sheet of scrap steel. This would then be fitted to the car.



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Posted 2012-11-16 2:18 PM (#347415 - in reply to #226386)
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I made up a mating piece for the side of the drain channel, and welded them together. After dooing this, my repair piece was ready for fitting. I cleaned up the edges, and took a burr to a rust hole to get rid oof any weakened metal, and by then the hole was the size of a fifty cent piece. I made a piece to weld into it, butt welded, and ground it smooth.

Next, I placed the curved channel I had made intoo the body, and tacked it in place. Looked too be a good fit, so i welded it completely, and finished it off.



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Posted 2012-11-16 2:31 PM (#347417 - in reply to #226386)
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I wanted to put the swages into the replacement rocker panel drain holes, so afrter measuring and drilling, I made a tool basically consisting of a slide hammer and nut and bolt, and was able to knock a slight swage into the 12 gauge steel. The purpose of this was to not draw dirt up into the rockers when driving on dirt roads and such.

---John



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d500neil
Posted 2012-11-16 2:37 PM (#347418 - in reply to #347415)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]



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Amazing work, as always!

To what do you ascribe all of the rust out that Rusty endured?

Merely driving in a wet salty environment, or being stored in a wet area, continually?

In other words, is there any particular pattern to the damage which would tell a story about how 'he' got to be so deteriorated?

Any unusual areas of rust out; like, on that drain channel, that you don't usually see in a hulk???



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big m
Posted 2012-11-16 2:50 PM (#347421 - in reply to #226386)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]



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Thanks, Neil,
This car was left in an abandoned wrecking yard in Upstate New York since about 1965. The trees grew up around the yard, and obscured its contents from view. The wet environment hastened the rust out, as the car slowly sank into the soil. It was sold new in Ithaca, according to Chrysler historical, so it had 'lived' nearby since I got it. All the rust could be attributed to these facts.

A good friend of mine discovered this yard, and bought a '49 and '51 Mercury convertible, as well as seven or eight ford woody wagons for his needs, and he shipped this Plymouth out to me to cover a storage bill he owed me. Sadly, he passed away from cancer complications before he could see progress on this car, so I guess you could say I'm doing the work in his honor.

---John
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1961plymouthfury
Posted 2012-12-29 11:58 PM (#353090 - in reply to #226386)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]



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My Fathere told me that Chryler product vehicles back then had rust problems. Good luck with the restoration . How much more you need to do? I hope some year you bring it to the Cars on the Square in Athens, AL . I know they would love to have you come
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Posted 2012-12-30 1:57 PM (#353153 - in reply to #353090)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]



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1961plymouthfury - 2012-12-29 8:58 PM

My Fathere told me that Chryler product vehicles back then had rust problems. Good luck with the restoration . How much more you need to do? I hope some year you bring it to the Cars on the Square in Athens, AL . I know they would love to have you come


Thanks.

I have plenty more to do, although the body itself is almost ready for primer.

I have been shrinking some high spots on the body, and re-leading some of the body seams, as well as making the convertible specific mounts. My camera broke, and M'lisa bought me a new one for Christmas, so hopefully I can get the photos small enough to post.

---John
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1961plymouthfury
Posted 2012-12-31 3:25 PM (#353318 - in reply to #226386)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]



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I told my father about your car and were it sold. He told me the car sold brand new at a Erie J Miller Plymouth Chrysler Plymouth at Elmira Rd in Ithaca , NY. The dealership is no longer in business . I heard they got bought out by another dealership in Trumansbug
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Posted 2013-01-04 8:21 PM (#353963 - in reply to #226386)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]


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JOHN THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST THREADS I HAVE EVER SEEN , YOU HAVE QUITE THE TALLENT IN RESURRECTION !!!
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big m
Posted 2013-04-11 5:15 PM (#369078 - in reply to #353153)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]



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I jacked up our '59 Desoto convertible to get a look at the special convertible body mounts, and made several measurements.
As the floors were from a closed car, the outriggers from the seat brace would need to be removed, as convertibles do not use them. After removing them, the surface for the new mount was cleaned.
I fabricated a new mount from the same gauge steel, using the measurements from the Desoto. Next, a 3/8" hole was drilled in the proper spot, and a nut was tack welded to the reverse side.

---John



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big m
Posted 2013-04-11 5:23 PM (#369081 - in reply to #226386)
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Next, the new mount was welded in place, and the entire process was repeated for the opposite side.

---John



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big m
Posted 2013-04-11 5:29 PM (#369088 - in reply to #226386)
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Next was to repair the seam on the deck panel, when the right side was hit, it had buckled the seam, and rusted behind the lead. I melted the old lead out, repaired the metal beneath, and paddled lead into the seam to finish it. I also did a bit more lead work elsewhere on the body, it really didn't need much.

---John



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oldwood
Posted 2013-04-11 5:55 PM (#369101 - in reply to #226386)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]


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You have brought the term "Get the lead out" to a WHOLE NEW MEANING!!! Down here in the South your new name would be "Master John".
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moparsteve
Posted 2013-04-12 2:11 AM (#369172 - in reply to #226386)
Subject: RE: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]


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sir - all i have to say is this - from what i saw 3 4 yrs ago this car or what was left was broken in two pieces - you are a genuine master at this trade. thank you for saving a fine example of the forward look.

steve
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ccpanel
Posted 2013-04-12 3:11 AM (#369174 - in reply to #226386)
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how about a photo of the car showing the whole thing?
You have done soo much in teh details it kinda hard to see a car in the pile of newly fabricated parts!
from all the pics and comments I bet you are replacing half of the original steel!
a task of huge proportions!
congrats!
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ccpanel
Posted 2013-04-12 3:11 AM (#369175 - in reply to #226386)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]


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how about a photo of the car showing the whole thing?
You have done soo much in teh details it kinda hard to see a car in the pile of newly fabricated parts!
from all the pics and comments I bet you are replacing half of the original steel!
a task of huge proportions!
congrats!
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