1970 Skylark

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by lt1b4c, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I myself generally don't let go of really clean fenders, but $400 is fair imo, 4 a clean fender. $250+ for a straight one needing a small patch. Fiberglass is not what you want for something you going to drive, and imo I wouldn't even put them on a race car.
     
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I've got a pair that that I would let go of, actually for about them,..on a 4door we bought a year ago. I can have my guts at school strip it and epoxy prime them for no charge $400ish for both, will need small patches, can use the patch panels you currently have for the donor sections
     
  3. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

    Came across a 455, is this worth replacing the 70' 350 that is locked up?
     

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  4. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

    I will let you know, trying to decide on the direction to go on for the body work that needs done. Originally I planned for the car to be a drag car but I am still uncertain. Plus I was going to try and fix the fender I have just for experience sense I have most of the metal to do it.
     
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

  6. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

  7. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    It's gonna need some work but it's better than the one you don't have ha
     
  8. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

    I'm assuming this isn't the factory brake line routing and this was replaced in the past? Looking for confirmation
     

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  9. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Went behind control arm and was fastened with a line clamp to a hole in the frame
     
  10. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

    Thanks Hugger, does anyone have any motor mounts and or frame pads for a 455? If not has anyone used the after market mounts found on eBay? Quality?
     
  11. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    TA Performance has the only kit worth buying
     
  12. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

    Guys, does this alignment of the panels look correct?
     

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  13. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

    Are there alignment holes to line up the patch panels for the lower core support pieces?
     
  14. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    It will kinda find it's way to where it should be because of its shape, but the best way is to mount it back in the car and then set the inner fender in place center up the holes start a few bolts and tack it in place then take it out and sew it up
     
  15. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

    Hugger, are you talking about the wheel house? I do have the original wheel house but it's kinda mangled. Would you suggest getting new ones to help line it up? Before cutting the new pieces I was going to overlap them with the existing metal, tac them in place, then test fit everything with the fenders.
     
  16. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    If you have enough of the original support left you can take measurements of it, but I suspect that's not the case. But yes mock it up with the wheelhouse in place, I would repair it first then it will provide you with a much better fit In the end
     
  17. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

    Thank you hugger, I had no clue. I will do that
     
  18. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

    Hugger, one last question, when you say mount it in the car, its hard to do so because the pieces that mount are the pieces I'm replacing which contain the core support mount bushings
     
  19. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Sheet metal screw it close to where you think it should be and adjust it once in there. Only reason I'm suggesting this is because with a new wheelhouse patch, fender patch and core support patch you gonna play hell getting all them wheelhouse bolts in if it isn't mocked up
     
  20. lt1b4c

    lt1b4c Well-Known Member

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