Project "I must be Insane"

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 76 for 26, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. 76 for 26

    76 for 26 New Member

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    Well, after lurking around for 5 or so years, I finally joined the forum back in 2015 when I had owned my 76 for 26 years and was getting ready to start tearing her apart. The project was placed on hold for almost two years and now it's time to you know what or get off the toilet. I have it tore down and am making a game plan on how to attack the metalwork. The car is in rough shape in the rear, but the front and roof are in good shape. Some think I'm crazy for taking this project on (needs new floor and trunk pans, new toe pan section, two new quarters, all new inner/outer rockers, new left side inner wheel well, rear trunk panel, and rear frame rails), but I have had the car since I was 14 (purchase with bean riding/walking and hay baling money) and can't let it go. She served me well all those years and transported be from MN to NM several times without any problems. I'll post some picture as soon as I read up on the process. I noticed that a certain company messed things up and a lot the reference pictures on the site are now gone....vary sad. First step I think I need to do is build a jig. Think I may start in the front with the toe panel area and work my way back (solid metal to weld on). Wish me luck and I look forward to any advice. Seeing what you guys have done has given me drive to take this on.
     
  2. wiseryder

    wiseryder Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Plenty of knowledge here,
    Welcome, and Were all insane!
     
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  3. 76 for 26

    76 for 26 New Member

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    Here is a picture I took just prior to tearing it apart. Unfortunately IMG_1134.JPG , this is the good side.
     
  4. 76 for 26

    76 for 26 New Member

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    Sorry for the odd picture insert...will figure out how to properly post pictures.
     
  5. wiseryder

    wiseryder Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nice shop!! Hoist?
     
  6. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    Welcome to the site. Great looking shop, what are you going to do with all the room? Ha
     
  7. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

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    Huge garage. Where's the beer cooler? and Pic's of Cars and Bikini Girls?
     
  8. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Not a bad looking car. From your description, I was expecting to see a rusted out car. How big is your shop?
     
  9. Chuck71RS

    Chuck71RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Plenty of room for an additional Camaro project
     
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  10. Jared77

    Jared77 New Member

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    very nice clean shop, good luck with building it.
     

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