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    Stress Therapy

    I been hanging out here for a couple weeks thought maybe I should start a project thread as much as I would like it to be about my 62 Studebaker Gasser project it cant be till I get a few of my current projects completed and sold off unfortunately.

    I have 4 projects going right now in various stages of build 3 are mine and one is a Buddies.
    mine are: a 70 Fire bird with Major rust surgery nearing completion of all the rust repairs, My 73 Satellite Road Runner clone that I have to redo the paint on long story but I messed it up and walked away from and let it sit, and I have a 98 Corvette I have to put a motor in all the machine work is done just have to assemble and put it back in all I need is time.
    Then I have to work around all my Kids projects at the same time! I am sooo sick of junk being tore up in my shop I am used to the place being uncluttered and clean it hasnt been now for many years. I want to get back to one project at a time so till all my current in progress stuff is done NO starting new ones even though the yard is full of waiting projects lol

    as it started


    What a mess


    It gets better














    So the cutting and drilling started





    hmmm pretty big to go threw the Trunk


    off comes the Tail panel


    Fitting Trunk pan


    Trunk drop offs


    lower quarters patches








    Believe it or not I reused this panel


    Dennis B.

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    500+ mph Jets for a living, But I live for my Hot Rods.

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    A few weeks ago


    Since I got the Rotisserie I have made a Lot of progress, I got the Cowl panel removed and Lower A pillar repairs completed took it out side last weekend Glass blasted the door frames and all the window frames blasted. I will have to get pics of that stuff and spray some Epoxy on my bare steel this week. And i need some more glass to Blast the floor.
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    Past projects




    Waiting projects






    The Studebaker


    Dennis B.

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    Nice work! I hate to even think about rust repair anymore!
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    I really enjoy rust repair its a lot like fixing aircraft at times I enjoy it for the most part.
    Making patches can be very challenging and welding thin sheet metal is a whole nother world.
    Last edited by Doright; 10-29-2019 at 10:50 PM.
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    great job on the projects. glad you were able to make time. Rotisserie has to be a major plus. Just curious are you fitting the trunk lid before you finish the tail pan? I didn't see a support across from quarter panel to quarter panel.
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    Welcome here we love all sorts of car stuff... so keep shown your stuff...Love the Lincoln grew up around the late 30's and early 40's ones...my dad built a few of them
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    No I did not and yes I am worried, I Cant find The Trunk lid Its buried in with all the other parts some where in that shop? although I could have removed one from one of my other fire birds I have in yard but didnt think of that at the time and yes I should have checked it! but got inpatient and went for it.
    On side note Tail panel original drilled out spot welds up along the top did line up before welding.
    Its the first time I have ever done so much metal work to a body tore down this far.
    Please note that the body is supported at the Pinch welds and not at front and rear.

    Lash
    I loved that Lincoln hated to see it go bye bye but would love to do another. It was an all original build with the flat head V12 3 speed with over drive Hydraulic windows very cool car.
    Sold my 51 Merc about same time Lincoln was sold It was also a Stock build but had plans to put heads, headers and cam in it but never got around to it before selling cant find pics of it on this computer probably on one of my others that burned up some day I will get around to pulling my old computer hard drives and scavenging pics there all buried out in garage under junk.

    No progress yesterday a buddy called me up to go out metal detecting for Gold in a new area it sounded too much like fun not to go and I hadn't been out all summer long so I had to go and dust off my Beeper. Getting out in the Gold fields beats any day of work as does fishing. But today will find me out there working on the rust bucket.
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    Well let’s hope for the best. Sometimes our comments are too late after the work is posted.
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    I am and I think its gonna be ok if not well I can always start over although I wont like it very much lol.
    Started Patching up left wheel half I removed to gain access to the trunk the main part of the rust repair done to it I cut the lip out of another good wheel well and cut and spliced it to the original just have to make the little circle patches to fix the Spot weld cutter holes now.

    I am of the belief that its always best to repair an original panel rather than replace it with cheap China repop panel that doesn't fit or match correctly.
    Panels are only original once a car with new repop quarters is not an original car! There is no way to fully install a new quarter the way the factory did it.

    Case in point 2nd gen Camero or Firebird quarters were welded to the upper and lower Rocker panels first before being welded to the floor panels then the roof panels.
    Because of witch the Quarter panel cant be welded to the Rocker panel correctly then to the floor panel. I have dissected these panels and know this to be a fact.
    Dennis B.

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    500+ mph Jets for a living, But I live for my Hot Rods.

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