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JBailey 10-11-2013 09:49 PM

It's like a giant model kit. Very interested in following you progress on this. So far I'm very impressed.

zzrodder 10-12-2013 08:14 PM

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Product of an afternoon of wackin' and tackin'....
Stitched together the cowl sides and tacked the rockers to the rear section. Front roof section is tacked in place, no relief cuts needed on the A pillars, just some hammering and prying to do to get them to line up. Though the body is shortened 5", only 3" had to be cut from the roof as the front section slid forward and the rear back due to the 2 1/2" chop. Starting to look sorta like a car again... :)

CORPO 10-12-2013 08:41 PM

Very nice... I like it already...

cosmic12 10-13-2013 07:45 AM

I can already see the future:rolleyes: and it looks like another killer ride![dr

Snake Farm 10-13-2013 08:11 AM

^^^^^^^Yeah, what they said! ^^^^^^^^

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zzrodder 10-13-2013 09:23 PM

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Spent a few hours today just squaring up and bracing the body. Apparently my tape measure lied to me yesterday :rolleyes: found that the body was 3/8" longer on the left side than the right - after some more slicing and re-tacking, things line up right.
Cut 10" off the rear passenger door - this will get added to the rear of the drivers side door - after cutting 5" off, it will lengthen the door by 5". Gutted out the rear door frame and tacked the lower half of the door skin to the quarter panel and tossed the fender on to see how things look so far.

cosmic12 10-14-2013 07:16 AM

very cool! WOW that's going to be a huge door and 1/4 window it should look a mile long when all together.[P

jfg455 10-14-2013 11:28 AM

That is coming alone awesome! Such solid sheet metal too. Might have a bit of wind noise at the back though...[cl

zzrodder 10-14-2013 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmic12 (Post 361049)
very cool! WOW that's going to be a huge door and 1/4 window it should look a mile long when all together.[P

The door and quarter window are actually not much different in length than a regular 2dr. it's more to do with the visual effect of the chop and section that make them appear long.

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Originally Posted by jfg455 (Post 361082)
That is coming alone awesome! Such solid sheet metal too. Might have a bit of wind noise at the back though...[cl

Yeah the rear is where the real fab work starts due to the removal of the humpback, so far it's just been a matter of re-arranging pieces into the new shape.
Tacked in the other quarter panel piece today and made some progress piecing together the passenger side window frame.

GJunktionMike 10-14-2013 10:21 PM

warp speed
 
Are you planning to drive this to your winter vacation home :D


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