Z28 field find.

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by djkaplan, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Z28 bumpers were body colored.

    Here's mine I ordered new but sold.
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  2. djkaplan

    djkaplan Veteran Member

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    mustang seats are going.
    Im out in langford.
    The build sheet says z28. Im thinking the front clip got swapped back in the 80s since it has an accident on record from back then. It was also partially restored back in the 90s according to the last owner who thought it was a basemodel and never checked for the build sheet.

    Im mainly pre-planning my purchases and buying when good deals show up.
    Im taking the time to practice my welding skills and build an attack plan.
    I need to replace part of the floor pan, trunk pan, rear section of the rear sub-frame, trunk brasses, lower tail panel, make a bondo upper outer tail panel, patch the wheel wells, patch the rockers, replace the left door sill, redo some of the Quarter panel welds and de-rust the roof.
    So I believe some planing might be needed to keep the thing in one piece well i patch it back together. :confused:
     
  3. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    does the build sheet vin match the car?
     
  4. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    why waste your time trying to fix that car?

    seriously you can't weld anything under that car - what isn't a hole will be paper thin

    I'm not trying to rain on your parade but unless there is some nostalgia with THAT car it would be wise to begin a project that is in much better shape
     
  5. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    does seem like it needs all the metal behind the a-pillars, and probably half way up the firewall. not childs play. that work is over my head.
     
  6. djkaplan

    djkaplan Veteran Member

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    yep. I dose.
    The weather up hear isn't nice to cars. I looked for another body but most where either rustier or restored.
     
  7. djkaplan

    djkaplan Veteran Member

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    Update:
    Given the amount of consern expreshed with how savable the car is I thought id get some profectional opions. I got my dad to get some of his car restoring enginener buddies to take a look.
    They ended up coming up with a bit a plan on how to fix up the body.
    1. Take everythings part. If it can come off the body take it off.
    2. Sand blast (wire brush for the undercarrage) everything even the panels I cant see my self using.
    3. Discide whats useable
    4. get replacement panels if needed ( I have a good amount of panels on hand)
    5. Make a cutting and welding plan
     
  8. F-Bodypilot

    F-Bodypilot Veteran Member

    Welcome to a fellow BCer
    My sister and her family lived just outside of Langford for many years
     
  9. MotionClone

    MotionClone Veteran Member

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    away from the crazies
    Bunch of us here have done it. You ready to dedicate at least a couple years and many $K dollars to get her done?

    Just disassemble then media blast that way you know exactly what you have left to work with.
     
  10. djkaplan

    djkaplan Veteran Member

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    I'm more then ready. whatever that is.
    Edit: The word is exited.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2016

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