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What I noticed is how nice and rust free that inner rocker panel and wheel housing looked. Looks like you picked the right car.

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Stu, thanks for the posts and the pix! They are great to see. I got a kick out of the "Squarebird in a box" and the "Some assembly required" comments. Been there, done that, to some extent! The body work is looking great. You won't even know it is the same car down the road. Keep the comments and pix coming as they continue to work on her.
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If you have fender skirts and haven't done so yet, test fit them now as they can be problematic if you wait till you're finished.
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Thanks guys. Ill make sure Dave test fits those fender skirts, don't want any problems down the track if we can avoid it.
Eric, we hope to be finished for a big show in Canberra in early January next year. So far, so good. Still need to drop the motor at the engine re builders and the trans at a mates shop. All the chrome is off to the plater. Gettin ready to empty all my pockets. My theory is to do something a least every other day. Even if its just paint a couple of bolts, or pull down the steering pump, or polish some stainless trim. If you keep plodding away, sooner or later things come together. If you don't look at it for a month, its starts to get away from you. Its a discipline. You guys know what I mean anyway. Next time,
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Soda blasting. I wasn't able to be there when it got done. These pics where taken by the beater. The process cleans up the old metal like new but sure leaves a mess. The stuff gets every where. I would not recommend a partly dismantled car getting done. But for us, its the way to go. Basically all the paint has been removed from the boot and engine bay, as well as the outer panels and cabin. This shows the real story of your project. There is nothing left hiding. Overall, the car has very little rust. The floors, sills and firewall are like new. Small sections around the trunk lid, and one corner. The area behind the sail trim, where the roof meets the body has a few small holes as well. There's a couple of dents over the body in general that need attention. Nothing that Dave and more money cant fix.
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Holy smokes, thats a LOT of work you have going on there.

Restoring these old cars is like planting trees; they'll be around long after we are gone.
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superb work!!! Nothing better than getting all the old paint off, even though it reveals problems you would not have thought existed.

Did you get the VIN yet ??

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also if you still have the front plate you can sell those on ebay.

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Yep, don't throw those license plates away. Sell them on ebay or the HAMB.

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Great pictures. Also very interesting to see how it looks behind the panel.
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the old plate might provide a way to trace some of the car's history . . .
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