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    #76
    Yeah start on the non visible bits - and work up confidence.

    looks like you cut out rear floor pan?

    Maybe pay some one to make the rear windscreen sections and weld in yourself.
    A
    few guys on face book di that sort of stuff. - dont ask me who though
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      #77
      Originally posted by 9triton View Post
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      looks like you cut out rear floor pan?

      ....
      Not yet, I think it’s the angle of the sun.

      "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you'll suck forever" Brian Wilson

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        #78
        I feel your pain. I was cleaning up the underside of my fbird last night and watched as the wire brush dug out the nice smooth bog finish from the bottom of the frame rail to reveal another rust hole. I was already replacing part of the frame rail, so another 150mm isn't a huge issue. I need to waiting until Rockauto has the fancy shaped parts in stock, and get some sheet steel to try re-create the simple parts. There's a fair bit of bog in the rear guards that I'm going to just pretend isn't there.
        I'm not straight outta Compton, I'm straight out the trailer.

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          #79
          Bugger! It’s not a nice feeling creating a mountain of bog dust from a smooth looking panel. Just keep plugging away I guess a bit at a time
          "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you'll suck forever" Brian Wilson

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            #80
            Actually these dudes in maroochydor do panels to order ..may help..

            Retro rods custompanels
            http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3...JIPccZgb-NAxxQ

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              #81
              Thanks for the link will give them a call. I haven’t done much this weekend the interest of marital harmony. However ‘tidying up’ was deemed acceptable activity so I whipped this up...

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              much better then having the hanging panels lying around and I still have room to open the cupboards and get around the back.
              "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you'll suck forever" Brian Wilson

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                #82
                Always liked these. Continue.
                General Flynn just took the Q oath!
                I’ve had WWG1WGA in my PF profile for 32 months & been mocked mercilessly here by shills, useless idiots and people too lazy or too stupid to critically analyse USMIL Q
                https://twitter.com/genflynn/status/...200849409?s=21

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                  #83
                  A bit more progress. Dropped some welding splatter on a few surplus holes in the engine bay and prepped and painted these bits with rustoleum subframe black. I really like the spray on prep wash. Thanks Scotty!

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                  felt good to see some new paint on the old bird. Also did some of the front it it didn’t photograph so well. I left the top ready for primer and smoothing as it’s the part you will see.

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                  also this is what was hiding behind that rectangular piece of bog.

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                  "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you'll suck forever" Brian Wilson

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                    #84
                    A rectangular hole!

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                      #85
                      You are smashing through it!

                      I'm still trying to find the last 37 secret spot welds holding on the small panel I'm trying to remove.
                      I'm not straight outta Compton, I'm straight out the trailer.

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                        #86
                        Originally posted by Cliffordcliffs View Post

                        also this is what was hiding behind that rectangular piece of bog.

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                        That doesnt look too bad at all because the surrounding metal is clean and nice.

                        I fixed a similar hole last weekend that was far worse and I aint no Garvice.

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                          #87
                          Originally posted by Speedyblue View Post
                          You are smashing through it!
                          All the way through in a few places!
                          Norbie!

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                            #88
                            Ha ha true! It’s pretty crusty behind there. I’ve spent the last two days scrapping sound deadening off under the engine bay. And got some paint on this morning.

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                            I guess it would’ve been better to take the suspension arms off but that’ll do. I guess it’s now time to sand the engine bay. I ‘think’ there’s enough room to do it without having to take the engine out. Progress will be slow from here as I’m back to work next week.

                            Thanks for looking.
                            "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you'll suck forever" Brian Wilson

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                              #89
                              Take the motor out, just so much easier to get in there.

                              Its like held in with a few bolts, a couple of wires and a few rust mites.

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                                #90
                                Whilst the guards are off - do the Shelby drop. If doing the std 1" drop and not looking at ultralow springs wont need to worry about balljoints.binding. just check clearance of upper arm rear bush to spring tower. May need a bit of localised hammer action
                                ...on your nice new paint ...

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