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Old 11-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #46
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thats cool, keep up the good work
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:10 PM   #47
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Awesome! Bet that brought a smile or two. Whats next? Feels like im watching a soap opera, cant wait to see what comes next.
More rust repair

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thats cool, keep up the good work
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:18 PM   #48
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Here is what I'm currently dealing with (both quarter panels will need repair):


Both spots have had the rot removed and patches welded into the inner wheel well:




Once I finish the inner structure repair, I'll be replacing the outer panels. Stay tuned for more to come.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:03 AM   #49
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Rear area of the inner wheel well {before}:

Worked on this one, patch panel made (actually this one is formed with 2 individual parts welded together to form the "L") and welded in/ground down:

Weld-thru primer:


I started "fitting".....

Still needs just a bit more grinding to get the gap between the new panel and existing panel to my liking. And I need to pickup some panel holders before I start welding in this panel.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:22 PM   #50
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I haven't been able to work on the rotter since before Thanksgiving. Here are the latest updates. Final fit on the patch panel shown above:

burned in and ground down:

Started to rebuild this area with the inner lip first:

Then cut the outter patch:

Another patch:

Where the patch came from :

Burned in and ground down:

I still need to weld in the inner lip of this area on the quarter panel.
Anyway, here is the Q-panel as it currently sits:

More to come....
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #51
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Passenger side quarter metal work is done (still need to do filler, but that will come after the driver side):



Threw a quick coat of primer on tonight:

Then spun it around for the next area to tackle:

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #52
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Nice work JT
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:21 PM   #53
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^^^ Thanks

Moving right along....



Inner wheel well rust/rot:





Donor metal:

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #54
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Patches:




Current status:



The next project zone:

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:31 PM   #55
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This thread is amazing.You are going to have a great car when you are done.Most people would have parted it out.Great save on a great car.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:48 PM   #56
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Yep.Good to see a mustang being saved.Thing that made me mad is at my local junk yard has an 1982 mustang gt sitting in their yard.The only thing I could see wrong it the floor pans looked like swiss cheese.Motor and tranny was gone other than that the body looked good and complete.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #57
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Thanks guys. I took a several week / long break from the car, so just getting back on it this past weekend. Here's the current progress. This was the last of the structure repair:


So the wheel well repairs are all done:


Started trimming / test fitting the replacement panel:

Sorry, these next 2 are rotated and I can't figure out how to correct them in Photobucket...

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:35 AM   #58
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And finally I burned on the quarter panel:



Still some more welding to finish up then some quick grinding to finish it off. Here's an overall shot of where the driver side stands as of right now:


Enjoy - JT
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:42 PM   #59
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Here is the Q-panel fully welded and ground down:


Skim coat of filler over the edges:

And sanded the front fender down:


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Old 02-10-2013, 07:47 PM   #60
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Moving right along. I've been tackling the driver's side door. This is off an aero car, so you'll see some of what has to be dealt with to convert an aero door for earlier T-Top cars.

First is rust repair. The area around the door handle was toast. So I grafted a section from the original door (actually did this last summer):




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