69 R code project

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  1. Hillbilly

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    Dyno, a buddy and I were in a restaurant in Ohio near the Eldora dirt track, looking out at the parking lot. Finally figured out that the odd thing we were seeing was no older vehicles. A waitress we were chatting with explained that due to how much salt was used there, you would not find a daily driver over three years old. I later learned that it was common for folks to buy two identical rides if they really liked a particular car or truck. One only for summer and the other that caught the brunt of winter salt. I have bought a few of both summer and winter cars, the summer ones are as nice as Southern rides, the winter cars are only good for interiors and engines. It IS amazing what brine can do so quickly.
     
  2. beerbelly

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    Bonneville 2018. Uh oh....

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  3. handy_andy_cv64

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    Uh oh is right!
     
  4. Dyno

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    2nd the Uh-oh salt does some nasty work.
    Hillbilly see the damage here in Pa upstate is even worse. My dad says 2 seasons up there winter and July, planted corn in snow storm in June.When I lived in S. Carolina bought a '69 Stang floors were totally rotted out so even southern cars get rust thru. Always enjoyed the Darlington tracks though ran the dirt track and it was always a party when the NASCAR races were on. Schraders team was always good to us. Wild times.
     
  5. Dyno

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    Stopped by body shop today. Here are some pics of doors stripped all way down no rot thru on outer skin. Hood all done metal work and in 2nd coat epoxy primer. You can see the car in background fenders leaning up against car. Will be getting those fenders back separately as others are ordered, will prime for me to pick up.
     

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    The body shop is making tremendous progress
     
  7. Dyno

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    Yes they are making progress. Tailgate in primer. Other parts are in finish primer tinted to Indian Fire Red hood scoop, valence some other parts also.
    The shop uses BASF paint supplies think Diamont is the name. BASF also makes Glasurit an awesome paint worked with it many years ago at a buddy's shop.
     
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  8. PonyExpressRider

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    I about broke into tears when I saw color on mine for the first time... and that was just the jams... :( :rolleyes:

    Nice to see the progress...
     
  9. Dyno

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    Yes it was nice seeing the color when he opened the paint can lots of metallic in it. Just nice seeing that there isn't rot all over so far mainly minor spots even the seams are pretty nice for age of vehicle.
     
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  10. Dyno

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    More progress body blasted. Found a few surprises but overall solid car. Pic of drivers side show a bad patch in lower rear, will replace ordering a patch panel for fairlane says needs mods to work on ranchero. We shall see. Passenger side qtr was totally replaced has one small area behind wheel to patch. Passenger front fender has a patch already done ready to finish. Most of rest nice minor rust overall.
     

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  12. Dyno

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    Quater panel patch came in today will take it to body shop tomorrow after work. Do a quick check for changes to make versus Fairlane/torino body style.
    Hoping for nice and simple. Shall see.
     
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  13. Dyno

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    Dropped the quarter panel off last night. Have to break out the stretcher, the fairlane patch panel ends up close to 6" short . Also getting a rocker panel current one on drivers side has a roll to it and was fixed back in day with lead. We will correct the roll. Passenger side had a fender hung on to line up should have door back on today to check/adjust gaps and line up. If looks better next time will grab some pics.
     
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