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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 04 Feb 2018 13:26
by MarkReidHRC
Kreid wrote:Is it possible to put the photo gallery link into your first post of this forum for easy access?
Added the link to the first post.

Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 04 Feb 2018 13:35
by 66DUCE
Nice work guys I feel your pain, as we are in same boat with battling the rust monsters! Keep up the great work!

Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 04 Feb 2018 13:38
by MarkReidHRC
More progress:

J-Rod polishing chrome trim.

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K Breezy filling holes.

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We also removed the battery base in the engine bay. The battery will get moved to the trunk.

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Used a copper backer to fill in small mounting holes in the engine bay.

Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 08 Feb 2018 21:11
by MarkReidHRC
Work is steadily progressing. Started removing the rocker panels and fixing more rust holes.

Rust behind rocker panel to fixed.

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Removed the bad stuff ready to rebuild.

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Fitting in the new sheet metal.

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Not the most pretty piece, but considering it was made with a hammer and pliers it's not to bad.

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Backside welded and primed.

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 08 Feb 2018 21:31
by gooned
You guys are killing it!

Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 08 Feb 2018 22:28
by Heinrich
awesome, keep at it.

Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 10 Feb 2018 20:29
by MarkReidHRC
Patching inner rear wheel housing on the right side.

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Trimmed and primed ready to install rocker panels.

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Fitting in the rocker panels.

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Checking fit with the doors on.

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Other side with Futofab fender and rocker panel.

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 11 Feb 2018 08:04
by Byron510
Progress is really coming along.

Fabrication of the complete dog leg section of the door jamb, especially on the drivers side looks like it’s going to be a real challenge. That’s a huge section of material missing.

Good that you are confirming fit of the panels as you move along. And also quite fortunate that the bottom of the doors themselves were in good shape, considering other areas which were quite gone.

Hats of to the whole crew at home. What a great family project.

Byron

Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 13 Feb 2018 08:50
by qwik510
MarkReidHRC wrote:More progress:


We also removed the battery base in the engine bay. The battery will get moved to the trunk.

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Used a copper backer to fill in small mounting holes in the engine bay.
Looks amazing so far.

You should take the time to fill in the indent on the fender well where the battery tray used to be. Having both fender wells smooth and symmetrical will give the engine bay a much nicer finished look. Some people have put a cut in the metal, hammered it out and then rewelded it.

Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 13 Feb 2018 21:13
by MarkReidHRC
qwik510 wrote:
MarkReidHRC wrote:More progress:


We also removed the battery base in the engine bay. The battery will get moved to the trunk.

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Used a copper backer to fill in small mounting holes in the engine bay.
Looks amazing so far.

You should take the time to fill in the indent on the fender well where the battery tray used to be. Having both fender wells smooth and symmetrical will give the engine bay a much nicer finished look. Some people have put a cut in the metal, hammered it out and then rewelded it.

Quik510 We will add that to the list. Good idea.

Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 13 Feb 2018 21:28
by MarkReidHRC
Fitting the outer wheelhouse in. The flange around the top of the wheelhouse is 100% welded to the inner wheelhouse. (not spot welded) This makes removal a tedious job.

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Carefully removing the old flange in behind the section of door jam.

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Outer wheelhouse fitted. Next the trunk drop and quarter panel.

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 20 Feb 2018 09:12
by MarkReidHRC
Quarter panel removed and fixed a small rust hole in the trunk floor before the trunk drop gets installed.

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Patch is made.

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Patch installed.

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 23 Feb 2018 22:26
by MarkReidHRC
More Progress

Left side rear quarter tacked in place

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Starting on right side outer wheel house, trunk drop and quarter panel.

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Next to install battery box into the trunk floor.

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 23 Feb 2018 22:35
by MarkReidHRC
As suggested we removed the bump in the front wheel well where the battery used to be mounted.

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Cut it out and used a piece from the old rear outer wheel house.

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Welded and primed

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Re: Five-Hundred and Ten

Posted: 24 Feb 2018 17:06
by MarkReidHRC
Before installing the right rear quarter we installed a battery box in the trunk floor.

K breezy made the box 11" x 8" x 6" deep

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Cut the hole in the trunk floor and tacked the box in with 1/2" sticking up past the floor. This allows the box to drop 5-1/2 " below the floor and still be hidden by the fender and rear valance.

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Bottom view

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Welded and primed

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