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Old 04-30-2013, 06:31 PM   #76
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And some primer:


I need just a bit more filler to smooth out the area where the A-pillar meets the black molding, but that will have to wait for now.
Final shot before it gets moved out to make way for some interim projects:


No more posts for a while now, I need a break....
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:34 PM   #77
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fantastic job guy !!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #78
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Thanks. Project is going to the back burner for a while, I have a few other projects I need to slip in the garage for the short term. So this past week it went bye-bye to my friends garage....


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Old 05-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #79
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I always like following your threads and can't believe how much you have done to this 82GT to save it!
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:42 PM   #80
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Glad to see the site is back up and running. Not much of an update, this car is still being stored since the pics above were posted. However, I did some "black-Friday" shopping back in November 2013 and picked up a NOS hood:
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:30 AM   #81
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I just read through your entire thread, excellent job so far looking forward to more updates.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:23 AM   #82
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Thanks, once spring hits, I plan on getting it out of storage and continuing the progress.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:31 PM   #83
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Ok, been a while since I've updated this thread. Brought the car back home this past summer. I've been pecking away at it as time allows....

Installed the hood only to find out that the latch won't catch / hold the hood closed.

So I took it back off and found out that the latch area of the new hood is wrong / too short:


Here you can see the difference between the original hood and the NOS one that I'm using:


So out comes the cut off wheel, welder, and grinder:

Welded:

Final measurement:

And the reason why I ditched the original hood:


"rotter"
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:34 PM   #84
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Ok, last of the "trouble" areas on the rotter - C-pillars:

Close-up of the rot coming through from the inside out:

I think this little hole has a lot to do with it. It was covered with buytl tape on the inside and I suspect over time moisture got in to the inner structure and caused the rust and rot.

I plan on welding this hole shut since it's not used for mounting of the sail panels....
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:36 PM   #85
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So cutting out the bad sheet metal we find lots of rust on the inner structure:

Cleaned up with a grinder and heavy wire wheel then hit it with rust converter:


Driver side - rinse repeat:


Also, I plan on welding up these holes before patching over the roof panel to the quarter panel (see yellow mark on the picture above).

And I sanded off the last of the original paint/re-paint from the roof panel:



Working on preparing patch panels for both areas on the quarter panels. Once I get those welded, I'll post another update....
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:24 PM   #86
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Latest updates, went from this:

To this (unused holes welded shut, then a coat of rust encapsulation primer):

Patch panel cut and fit:

Turn and burn (and all ground down):

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Old 12-02-2014, 09:28 PM   #87
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Finished up the welding on the c-pillar on the drivers side:


Another:

Not too bad considering what I started with:

So that pretty much wraps up the rust / rot repair on the car. Onward to panel smoothing and lots of sanding....

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Old 12-05-2014, 03:31 PM   #88
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More progress from earlier this week:


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Old 12-08-2014, 02:42 AM   #89
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Hi JT,

You are doing a fantastic job trying to save this car. Keep up the good work.

I agree with you with regard to trying to keep the car as stock as possible. I follow the same philosophy with my 1988 Mustang GT.

I noticed the 1979 Mustang Pace Car passenger side front fender.

From your photos, it appears that you live in a beautiful place. It reminds me of the Poconos.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:19 PM   #90
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Fantastic work, Joe!!
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