About The Car

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We got this car off of Ebay. It was in Dora, AL. We bought it for around $2500 which isn't bad. This car was in a basement for about 20 years, then sold to the guy we bought it off of, which kept it in a garage for a while too. So we were very confident that the body was in fairly good condition and it was. YAY!! Then we transported it from Dora to here in Aberdeen. Using a horse trailer A.K.A My dad's Van trailer. Now me (Danielle) and my dad (Phil) are going to return it to it's former beauty. Can you tell I love this car? I hope you will enjoy watching it transform as much as we will.

Don't we look concerned.

Don't we look concerned.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Clarification

Ok long time ago I posted a picture. I had "redneck paint stirrer" written beside it. Well I thought I would clarify that it was Rust Bullet not just paint.

Oh and yesterday we started sandblasting the car. Got pretty much the underneath done and the driver side. Don't worry I have pictures I just need to put them on our computer. I will get them on here this next week promise. I'm going to have a busy weekend so don't expect any right now. But you never know I might suprise you. :D

Finally The Seat Riser.

I didn't get too many pictures of this sorry.

The Seat Riser painted with Rust Converter.

Floor pan the black is Rust Converter the silver is Weld Thru Primer. As you can see in the top right corner the fan which we used to make it all dry faster.

We're getting it fitted. Which in case you were wondering what that involves it's allot of hammering, bending, hammering, putting weight on it, hammering, clamping down, and hammering again and usually in that order for all sheet metal we replaced. :D

Thats it all finished up.

If I find more pictures on the camera that i just haven't got on computer yet I will put them on here sometime this week. Thanks for being patient with me. I finally got ya'll some pictures. Hope you enjoyed them.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Now Putting In The New Floor Pan.

This is my friend "Sandy" (it's sand blasting sand) she is using her weight to help us get the floor pan fitted in.

And as you can tell we are smart we have the Maizetos (which are the best tortilla chips ever) and the Rust Converter right next to each other. We work and eat at the same time. Keeps us from going in the house so much. ;)

Now I'm brushing on the Rust Bullet.

This is an outline of where the floor pan will lay on the Front Frame Rail.

We outlined it so we know where to drill the holes for the spot welds ta-da!!!

Dad's spraying on Weld Thru Primer.

We had to drill screws down so we could keep the floor pan tight against where we were going to weld.

We measured THREE times to be sure not to cut it to long or short since we were going to butt weld it.

Those are the clamps we used to keep it all in place while dad welded.

You can't see it but right behind his glove is one of those clamps. He just welded a little on each side took the clamp out and connected the dots.

That's what it looked like when all said and done. :)

Fixing A Section Of The Toe Board

That section of toe board had allot of pin sized holes. So we cut it out to put a new piece in.

This was the old piece. We learned it is nearly impossible to mig weld holes together it just makes bigger ones.

Then dad is making his own piece for that section. By using a piece we cut off the new floor pan actually. :) Talk about conserving.

This is the finished project. We butt welded it in grinded it down to lay smooth. Don't it look great.

Taking The Passenger Floor Pan Out

Some of these pictures are really blurry I'm really sorry.

Well this is what it looked like before...

Now the Seat Riser is out

Drilling out Spot Welds.

Then thats two thirds of the floor pan out..

As you can tell it is all out. Sorry silly me didn't get a picture of the floor pan out from the other side.

Getting the floors done

Ok Ok Ok..... I know it is taking me forever to get pictures on here. When I get home from work today I will upload them to my computer and I WILL get them on here. I have pictures putting the Floor Pan in and also the Seat Riser. But last night we got the seat riser in most the way just have a few spot welds left and it will be done. Then I think my dad was going to try to sandblast some of it himself to see how much trouble it would be. So he'll decide if he wants to do it or hire some one to do it for him. Well like I said I WILL get pictures on here today it might not be all of them but I'll get atleast the Floor Pan Pictures on here. Till then......

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Passenger Side

Hey again. Wow can't believe it's been almost two months since last post. I'm at work right now so I can't get pictures yet but I have them at home. Well, here's the update. Like I said we got the passenger floor pan cut out well me and dad worked on the new floor pan last night, we got it fitted and put holes in it for the spot welds. One thing different about this side is we are going to butt weld most of the floor pan down the pictures will show how we are doing that. So once the floor pan is welded in and we get the seat pan in that will be it for sheet metal replacements. Then we will move on to stripping the paint or getting it sandblasted. I'll keep everyone updated on what the progress is. I promise I will have pictures by end of year. Lol. I'll try to have them up here in the next 2 or 3 weeks. Got to get back to work.