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Old 09-15-2013, 01:34 AM   #51
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I am still a bit of a newb when it comes to windows, headliners and upholstery. Ill totally cop to that, if it can't be welded, bolted or screwed then I'm a little in the dark.

Doors are off, fenders off, crossmember is out. Getting close to 90% there I think. Ill wait for help on the glass and rear hatch (it's gutted) probably. Have maybe two hours of work under the car left.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:55 AM   #52
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Rolls pretty easy now LOL. Almost there, not bad for a few couple hours here and there.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #53
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Nice start! That sounds like a really nice combo for a quick/reliable DD. You going to seam weld that thing once it's blasted?
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #54
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Nice start! That sounds like a really nice combo for a quick/reliable DD. You going to seam weld that thing once it's blasted?
I don't think I will. I know it sounds dumb but my welds will make it look like ass and I just honestly don't need to stiffen it up that much. I've already done that a couple of times, this one is just going to be a good straight line cruiser.

I mean I live in Sacramento, besides onramps there isn't much else to go around out here

(in all honesty, if it handles as "good" as my c30 or v50 that's fine.)
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:43 PM   #55
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Copy that. Seam welding a 240 might not be awful because of how thick the sheet metal is, but it can DEFINITELY turn into a nightmare where you are constantly burning holes in your car and trying to fix them. I've seen some good welders at the end of their rope trying to stitch a chassis!

Looking forward to seeing where this goes.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:43 PM   #56
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Redwood did a lurn me on window removals. Need patience and a patiently competent assistant if I understood correctly.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:54 PM   #57
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If you are interested in seam welding Doug, lemme know and I can ask a coworker. Give it's already stripped, he might be interested in it for not a lot of cash and he REALLY does nice work when it comes to welding on the body panels. Might take a few weeks or so as it's his side income, but I can ask if you want.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:51 AM   #58
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If you are interested in seam welding Doug, lemme know and I can ask a coworker. Give it's already stripped, he might be interested in it for not a lot of cash and he REALLY does nice work when it comes to welding on the body panels. Might take a few weeks or so as it's his side income, but I can ask if you want.
I appreciate that but even then, I don't really want to stitch weld it.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #59
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But all the cool kids are doing it so you gotta do it! lol

No worries, just thought I'd toss it out there.

ETA on shipping out to paint?
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ETA on shipping out to paint?
Probably not for a year or so. I figure I have to do all the welding / cutting related fab work before I paint (this includes figuring out how to put a v50 rear seat in, sealing up all the holes in the engine bay, figuring out where the ecu and fuse block will go, motor related things ect).

I'm actually thinking hard of just doing most of the paint and body work myself. It's so hard (and expensive) and I have 4 years experience with 2k Urethanes, a full sized spray booth and a stubborn can do attitude. There really isn't much body work on the car, well enough in the range for me to feel comfortable doing most of it myself. I'm not shaving any trim so I can't **** that up! LOL

this is what my finishes generally look like:


I guess it'll give me a good excuse to buy a good hand held buffer. The guitar one isn't real effective (since it's a mounted pedestal LOL).
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:03 AM   #61
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Yeah, that will indeed be key. If you don't already have a connection for help on that stuff, even if it's just advice, I can get you Bill's email. He does show-quality full body resto's in his garage and they turn out DAMN nice. You having a booth already would make it even easier, plus you have some time behind the spray gun. Probably a good call getting everything fabbed and welded prior to paint. You getting it stripped and primed in the interim, or do all the fab and then have it blasted?
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blasted first, then fab work / body work. I'm actually hoping about 2-3 weeks I can haul it down to sunrise funds allowing. I also have to go pull an 86+ fenders, core support ect and find a flat hood before I can take it.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:47 AM   #63
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Cool. Rancho has you covered for fenders easy, but I haven't seen a straight flathood for a bit. I'll keep my eyes open though.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:38 PM   #64
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Cool. Rancho has you covered for fenders easy, but I haven't seen a straight flathood for a bit. I'll keep my eyes open though.
Ken has a nice one but I'm just not sure I really want to drive into the city with the truck to go get it.

I probably will though :D
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:44 PM   #65
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I have a clean 1987 core support if your interested freefiddyfree
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #66
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I have a clean 1987 core support if your interested freefiddyfree
I might take you up on that though unless its moving on the turbobricker-express shipping might be more hassle than it's worth.

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Old 09-16-2013, 11:06 PM   #67
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Lol are you still in Sacramento? I'll send you a pm
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:19 PM   #68
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Hey, if you do end up heading over to the bay, lemme know and I'll toss you some gas money. Ken's got a couple chairs in the backlog to head back this way at some point once they are completed and I've got some parts to send to him.
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Hey, if you do end up heading over to the bay, lemme know and I'll toss you some gas money. Ken's got a couple chairs in the backlog to head back this way at some point once they are completed and I've got some parts to send to him.
I'll let you know.

The funny thing is, I'll be there thursday. I have to drop off Blondie's guitar players new guitar... and hang out with Blondie. Sometimes life is rough
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It sure seems a shame you never travel in any interesting circles.

Who is it in the music industry that you haven't met?

And as far as your typical paint finish; have you ever marketed the guitars also competent to pull double duty as a mirror?

Your stubborn, can do attitude is inspiring, but I second the poster that said his respect was mainly from you taking your hobby of love and sculpting a profession out of it. Cajones.

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Thank you so much, that's very kind!!

Lots of people I'd love to meet, but the ones I have are all cool people!!
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You're welding the doors shut or together to make a 243? C30 and 243?
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You're welding the doors shut or together to make a 243? C30 and 243?
LOL would defeat the purpose of having a 4 door to haul the kids around a bit
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:37 PM   #75
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Whatchya doing with the diesel engine??
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