70 Stage1 Convertible

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  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Cool...thanks for posting those.
     
  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I spent some time this evening peeling the old quarter panel off at the factory welds. I will cut the old repair off at the top, but retain as much of the original quarter as possible so I can try to keep that contour that is specific to the convertible body. I can then bring the aftermarket quarter in to match.
     

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  3. BUQUICK

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Finally have access to my computer. The photos I have saved are the exact same pics that Jim Jones posted. Here is the ad that was placed on CraigsList in Lincoln: tealmist gray 1a.JPG tealmist gray 2.JPG
     
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  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    That's great info...thanks Gary! Are you MCACN bound next week?

    I continued hacking the old quarter panel off enough to start fitting the new one this evening. I'm at the point now where I can scribe the cut line on the new quarter inside along the edge of the old one. The new one is fitted where the door gap is about perfect. The body contours line up really well.

    To clarify about the top "indent" on the convertible quarter panels vs. hardtops, they both have that dip...just at a different angle back-to-front. The second photo posted shows that inside curve at the top of the new quarter, but rises too quickly and disappears into the C pillar...or what WAS the C pillar. My intent is to tease the new one to meet up with the old one. It may require some hammer/dolly work, but I think we will be in good shape.
     

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  5. BUQUICK

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Yes. I hope we cross paths.
     
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  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    No doubt I’m sure we will run into each other.

    Tomorrow, it’s weld time...
     

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  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    aaaaaand 20 minutes into weld time, I ran out of shielding gas. Tomorrow, I'm traveling to Ottawa KS to pick up a parts car...so Tuesday I'll swap tanks and get started again.
     
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  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Back at it with a full tank of gas...

    LH quarter is finished, and RH quarter has been removed to start trimming the new quarter in. I decided to leave the door jamb portion of this quarter panel alone with the factory jamb, instead of using the whole replacement quarter. The factory seams and panel gaps are perfect on this side, and the aftermarket quarter -to-door gap is not as clean. Driver side worked out pretty well, but I will have to work the door edge a touch to make it right.

    I have one more full day off work to get this quarter panel hung, then it's off to MCACN Friday morning. Back on Monday, but likely will not do anything in the garage.
     

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  9. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Nice work, Adam! I know the owner will be thrilled at the progress!!
     
  10. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks George! I will be happy to move on from this part of the project.

    We are all anxious to see progress on your 70 :D
     
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  11. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    Adam can you say who's car this is your doing ? I have my strong guess to who it belongs to. I am just very curious lol. Looks like you're doing a great job on it.
     
  12. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I will let the owner chime in if he decides to :D
     
  13. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Adam- snails pace. I drilled out 30-40 spot welds on the windshield channel I have to repair... I am picking up a rot free channel for donor metal. Then it's onto the floors and rear section.
     
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  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Right quarter is finished. I still need to work the top contour just a bit on both sides, but should be easy.

    Off to MCACN tomorrow morning, coming home Monday PM.
     

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  15. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Adam,
    way to getter done,,,,,, Great work..

    Nelson
     
  16. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks!
     
  17. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Epoxy primer on the body shell, and a good heavy coat of high build on the quarters. Now to brace the body and figure out how to get it mounted on the rotisserie...

    Priming all those crevices in the body is about as fun as painting a chassis.
     

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  18. quickstage1

    quickstage1 Well-Known Member

    Very nice work! I done the quarters on my conv. and know how much work it is.

    Ken
     
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  19. John Stevens

    John Stevens Well-Known Member

    Yep, been there, done that. I always epoxy the inner structure & 1/4 before installing 1/4 then recover what I can after installation. Looks good Adam!
     
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  20. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Thanks guys...moving right along!

    I had to have a new mounting arm fabricated for the rotisserie...one of them went MIA. Waiting on that now.
     

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