This video takes you through the car stored in a garage before Pete purchased it. As you can see, just about every body panel has damage, but the car has never been hit. Seeing these flaws made me realize that he would have to replace every body panel. Some of the imperfections look worse than they actually are, but some of the imperfections aren't as bad as they look. Overall, the car is solid, typical rust around the rear window, some rust around the front window, but cowl, floors, and trunk as solid as a rock.
Car inspection and assessment with some disassembly. Notice the fact that there is very little, if any, rust on the floor pans, cowl panel, tail panel. The frame is untouched and in very good condition.
This is the underside of the trunk floor, mint condition. Still with its black phosphate coating
Interior floor pan, no rust. Excellent shape.
Rust repair has started. Package tray replaced with AMD metal. Matched up to all dimensions and welded in. If you have the sound on, note that Pete says 'Zeppelin always helps'.
Rear roof brace. Drilled out. Badly rusted around rear window.
Ready for new rear brace.
New rear brace welded in. This brace was from Goodmark. Fit was right on. Measurements taken before and after; and they ended up spot on.
Video of firewall and floor pan from underneath. Once again, no rust. Even the fuel and brake lines are in mint condition, but will be replaced with stainless steel lines.
Assembly begins on chassis. Pete did a 4 wheel disc brake set up from right stuff. All stainless lines from the ground up. Everything fit well with slight modifications to brake lines to fit. You will notice coil springs in the car, but Pete will install coil-over set up. All fuel line and brake line clips are original, just cleaned and painted. Calipers all ground smooth and painted with high temp caliper paint.
Right quarter panel installed. Both quarters, once again, glued with Lord Fusor structural adhesive. They were screwed and clamped to hold tight. Screws removed when dry and spot welded. All body panels are from AMD; notice the lack of modifications to make the panels work.
Sorry about the delay; a bit of a computer error and had to do some photo recovery. To catch up, here are a few pictures from front end mock up. AMD released the front fenders earlier this year and Pete purchased and installed them. Was having difficulties getting his gaps and found out that the original core support was bent even though there was no evidence of an accident. Purchased new core support from AMD and everything fell into place as far as the gaps. Slight work needed on hood to get gaps the best we can to fenders and fender extensions. Mocking up grill and fender extensions, everything fits in the holes for attachments.