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How much would you say that shell weighs?

You can really get in there, nice.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:37 PM [H]ard|On is offline  
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It doesn't weigh that much, actually. It's a 3 man lift, so maybe 600 lbs?

At any rate, the body man is saying that we need to replace the rear finisher panel (for the tail lights), as it's both damaged and rusted. The only other area he hasn't evaluated is the rear window frame. The torque boxes over the rear axle are rusted beyond repair, but those are easy to replace.
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It looked in really good shape from the pics.
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It's certainly in better shape than most cars from 1967 are. It's a New Mexico car, so it has very little rust.

At some point, the driver side got flooded or caked in mud somehow, and was never cleaned properly (there was a shitton of red dirt/dust inside the body on that side), so that's why the driver side is in much worse shape than the passenger side.
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It's certainly in better shape than most cars from 1967 are. It's a New Mexico car, so it has very little rust.

At some point, the driver side got flooded or caked in mud somehow, and was never cleaned properly (there was a shitton of red dirt/dust inside the body on that side), so that's why the driver side is in much worse shape than the passenger side.

Probably driven into a creek or lake, and listed over. Likely the driver was drunk as a skunk, too, and puked all over the dash.

Maybe THAT'S what that nasty smell was??
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So what does he plan on doing with the rocker panels? If he plans on welding metal on there I don't understand why he started putting filler along the pinch weld. Unless you guys did that?
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So what does he plan on doing with the rocker panels? If he plans on welding metal on there I don't understand why he started putting filler along the pinch weld. Unless you guys did that?

Yeah, I was wondering that myself...
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So what does he plan on doing with the rocker panels? If he plans on welding metal on there I don't understand why he started putting filler along the pinch weld. Unless you guys did that?

I have no idea why he started putting filler along there. I wanted to ask him what the fuck was going on with that, but didn't want to interfere with the line of he was running about metal brakes and shaping tools.

It is possible that he's going to join it above the pinchweld, but that would be fucking retarded.

Mostly, it felt like maybe he was going to bondo it up and call it a day, but I hope that's not it.

I'm willing to give him some benefit of the doubt, because his work is phenomenal.
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The rear light panel is on "national backorder" through Year One, so the body hasn't seen much improvement (on account of not wanting to pull the rear panel without being able to replace it immediately).

Instead, the cowl, trunk, and hood have gotten attention:



Straightened, cleaned up, and done up in etching primer:






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Yup as baby boomers pass away less and less shit is being made for 60s/70s muscle cars. On the other hand more and more of them are going to be sold at auction by their widows/kids/etc as a whole car in various states of restoration.

I'm guessing this one is mostly your dad's project?
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Yup as baby boomers pass away less and less shit is being made for 60s/70s muscle cars. On the other hand more and more of them are going to be sold at auction by their widows/kids/etc as a whole car in various states of restoration.

I'm guessing this one is mostly your dad's project?

what is this reation?
within the past couple years they have started to make more and more parts for classic muscle cars
fuck, Dynomax started to make entire fucking car shells, you just provide the drivetrain/suspension, and interior
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what is this reation?
within the past couple years they have started to make more and more parts for classic muscle cars
fuck, Dynomax started to make entire fucking car shells, you just provide the drivetrain/suspension, and interior

Meanwhile he can't buy a rear panel right now.

IMO the muscle car popularity has crested it's peak. Movies are now using whatever they get paid for, which isn't going to be an old car but some new Audi like the transporter series.... A lot less demand overall and their auction prices reflect that.
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because they are making more

they made enough for a projected sales amount, the demand outstripped that sales amount, so they are working on bringing the inventory back up
what's so hard about this?
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because they are making more

they made enough for a projected sales amount, the demand outstripped that sales amount, so they are working on bringing the inventory back up
what's so hard about this?

What's so hard about less people making replacement parts for cars that are becoming more rare and less popular?

A lot of them are already restored, most are hardly ever driven. More parts being made today for a GTO than 10-20 years ago?
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Yup as baby boomers pass away less and less shit is being made for 60s/70s muscle cars. On the other hand more and more of them are going to be sold at auction by their widows/kids/etc as a whole car in various states of restoration.

No, there's still a booming industry (look at Year One, Original Parts Group, Yearwood) of muscle car parts reproduction. There are a ton of manufacturers out there.

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I'm guessing this one is mostly your dad's project?
Technically, it's my project, and it's been mostly my labor going into it, but he has fronted most of the cash. The idea behind it is to work together to rebuild the big bastard.

It blows my mind how much stuff for those cars costs compared to my cheap little Nissans.
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