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Old 09-22-2020, 07:14 PM
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I would say it depends on what you're doing with the car. I vote scratch-built if you plan on boxing in a factory one at all. I have done both by boxing in a factory 1 and hand building them. I suggest hand-built

The body actually looks really good!

I called on those local parts. He have a passenger side door which I already have. But I think I'm going to pick it up and swap it over to be a driver side
He had a pair when I was there. Hmmm...

The body does look good, other than it is coming apart at the seams just about everywhere, and the bottom edges are stress damaged and a little bent up. The only real rust is in the bottoms of the cowl sides. Nothing I can't fix, but it will take some time.

What are you doing for door hinges? New stock ones are really expensive. I'm thinking a hidden hinge kit, as I only have the top hinge on each door. Suicide doors are not calling to me, but the kits are less than half the cost of stock hinges. More research is needed.

Frame will likely be the easiest one I can make happen. The only thing that the stock 40 frame has going for it is the front cross member will match up to the 40 axle I have. But that is really not a good enough excuse to hang a car on a worn out frame.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:25 PM
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As promised, here are some shots of the more challenged areas of the car. There aren't that many dents in it oddly enough. Mostly stress damage, and panels coming loose form the support pieces. Some of the supports are missing the ends that attach to the floor sub-frame, but that is not really going to be an issue once I get the new floor in.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:40 PM
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And here are the biggest little rust issues.

I was whining to my buddy about needing a lift, but my shop doesn't really have room for a normal one. So I got to thinking. This body doesn't weigh all that much. How about one of those motorcycle lifts. All you motorcycle guys should recognize this little unit from HF. 1100 lb motorcycle lift. Goes up 30 inches. It will get some outriggers and fork extensions to serve as a body lift. It takes up almost no space if it is not in use. More pics when I get the modifications sorted out.
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:37 PM
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Yeah he told me the doors he had were for a project. Either way you go it will be cool
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Old 09-24-2020, 10:28 PM
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I did some more looking at this thing the last couple days, and I don't see any reason why I can't make the parts of the hinges that are missing. I have all the parts that are on the doors, but i am missing the two lower hinge halves on the cowl. They are not complicated. I'll just have to get some accurate measurements.

Saturday, I am going south a ways to look at a beat up back half of another body. The pics look like there is enough salvageable small stuff on it to be worth the asking price. Of course I will try not to pay that much unless it is really really a lot better than I think it is.
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:44 PM
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I did some more looking at this thing the last couple days, and I don't see any reason why I can't make the parts of the hinges that are missing. I have all the parts that are on the doors, but i am missing the two lower hinge halves on the cowl. They are not complicated. I'll just have to get some accurate measurements.

Saturday, I am going south a ways to look at a beat up back half of another body. The pics look like there is enough salvageable small stuff on it to be worth the asking price. Of course I will try not to pay that much unless it is really really a lot better than I think it is.
I was wrong. There was nothing worth the asking price left of it. He wouldn't even consider my offer. Just walked away. It was a nice drive coming home. I took the long way, hoping to spot some other treasure along the country roads. Not my day to buy parts.
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I imagine that's happened to a lot of us
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:11 PM
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I imagine that's happened to a lot of us
Yup. It seems like the quality of worthless junk is going down the crapper these days.
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I've been hibernating a lot lately, but not completely. A few acquisitions for this project over the last few weeks.

Dragster style headers, most of a wood kit, a very nice dash top rail, a cool old trunk, and a front reverse-eye spring. I may or may not use the trunk and spring on this project. Time will tell.

The dash cap will "grow" a bit to accommodate a set of very pretty gauges that have been on the shelf for a couple years. I like contrast.
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