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Old 09-22-2011, 08:09 PM
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Last month I started the re-build on my 1959 Convertible. I purchased this car on Ebay in April for the meager amount of $7500.00. It was a good 50/50 car, it ran and looked good 50 feet away. Up close though you could tell the prior body work was a patch job. After opening it up, I found you get what you pay for.

I was going to do all the work myself. I knew it was going to need rocker panels, inner rocker repair and floors. I also did not like the wavy look of the quarter panels so I decided to replace them also. After much investigation and research on this forum and others I knew the inner rockers were going to be a big job. Since this is a convertible strength is everything.

I had thought about cutting good ones out of a rust free parts car if I could find one. Then I read on the forums about a person using rectangular tubing to strengthen them. So I purchased some .125 wall 2"x4" steel tubing in about six foot lengths. They fit perfectly after cutting out all the rust.

I stopped by Tops Auto Body in Perris, California and talked with the owner Joey Sanchez. What a great guy. We struck a deal where he would do the rust repair, replace the quarter panels and rockers on both sides and give me a high quality paint job. His price was reasonable at $6500, but he admired my car so much I asked him if he would like a 59 Tbird of his own. He was interested so I traded him a 59 Coupe I owned in exchange for the work. Everyone was happy.

They took the car in immediately, first they fixed the floors, then they cut away the rusted inner quarter panels up to where the convertible L shaped bracing begins and welded in the rectangular tubing on the passenger side, when they pulled off the quarter panel we found the wheelhouse was worthless, more rust than metal. As luck would have it I found a parts car right here on the Square Bird Forum that was pretty much rust free. So it gave its wheelhouse as its first donation.

I have been taking picutures as I go and would love to share them if someone would help me with the information on how to do this. Do I have to upload them to photobucket first?

Anyway if anyone would like to see the pictures of this build let me know and I will try to update frequently.

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Old 09-22-2011, 08:17 PM
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I believe if you are a paid member on this board, you can load pics right from your PC.

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Old 09-22-2011, 08:21 PM
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I just paid the $20.00 before I started the thread. I guess I need to wait for authorization. I have plenty of pictures to share.

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Old 09-23-2011, 12:19 AM
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Hi Daniel! Thank you for your donation. I was out of pocket this evening and just processed your donation a bit ago. You now have the Member icon next to your name indicating that are a Paid member. As such, you can now upload pictures directly to our server. When you post something, if you look down below this box I am typing in you will see the Additional Options section. In it is the function for Managing Attachments. Clicking on it will take you to that where you can upload your pix. Keep them at 800pixels or less. You will see the file size limitations for each type of file format allowed. You can upload 5 pix at a time and then five more for a total of 10. You have come across a good deal with that parts car and the arrangement you made for the work with him. Invite him to the Forum also! Thanks for the update on your work and we will certainly enjoy seeing the pix. If they are of a technical nature showing the modifications or restoration work done to it, post them here for others to view and use. If they are just general pictures of what the car looks like now, post them in the "Our Rides" Forum below. If you have problems posting pix, give me a call and I can talk you through it. BTW, as a Paid Member, you can also have your own webpage on the Forum. If that interests you, email or PM simplyconnected, our Webmaster and he will set you up.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:24 AM
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lawyercalif, I wrote you an email re: picture posting. Give me a call. - Dave
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:37 AM
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Thanks Dave. I think I got it. Here are a few pictures.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:04 AM
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Wow! That is quite a bit of damage to the old girl! But with a parts car and the help you will have, she should be looking great again in the near future. She will be something to be really proud of when you get her finished. Show us some more pix as you can, Daniel.
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I would like to see the pictures.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:21 PM
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Hi Lawrence, if you look back through the four pages of this Thread, you will see the pictures of what Daniel has been going through to get the rust problems fixed on his Tbird. When he is finished she is going to look beautiful again and be well restored.
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Yes, upload them to photo bucket or similar site, then you can just hit the [IMG] code on the highlighted photo (the bottum one) and then paste it below the text of your post (have the sqarebird site and photobucket on separate tabs so you can go back and forth). Before you hit paste have your cursor at the end of your message and hit the enter key once or twice to properly position the pic. Do this at the end of each successive pic description also and when your finished hit preview to check your results. Oh well, a day late and a dollar short. Mike

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