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Old 12-12-2012, 10:15 PM
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here are the pictures you wanted and a couple outher pics of the progress got the trunk lid fitting today and working on rear bumper.

putting it on hold we need to finish up the 57 vette that just got back from the upholstery shop.







is this what you are talking about down the rail?



here is a car that we just got done with .

1967 mustang GT500 Eleanor.





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and i forgot to get a pic of the trunk lid fit ill get it for tomorrow.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:09 PM
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She is going to look so good!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:26 PM
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Very nice looking car. The color is very nice too.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:18 AM
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thank you we are all anxious to get the car more complete we just dropped the Top off at the upholstery shop that weighs soo much. i had to carry it by myself before and **** was it heavy lol and even with two people it was a chore.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:16 AM
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Brandon,

How much rust did you have to repair/replace?

As Dave stated earlier the Squarebird is over 50 yrs old and rust free surviors are very rare around these parts.

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Are you having a new top installed on the frame off the car? I've never seen that done before. Let us know how it works out.

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:51 PM
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Brandon,

How much rust did you have to repair/replace?

As Dave stated earlier the Squarebird is over 50 yrs old and rust free surviors are very rare around these parts.

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as for rust the only thing i can remember replacing was the front lower rocker/ quarter panel section other then that it was pretty rust free few pin holes and some smaller holes easy metal fix. other then that everything is all original.

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Are you having a new top installed on the frame off the car? I've never seen that done before. Let us know how it works out.

John

we are just having the top disassembled off the car so he can get a beter idea of it all and get the right material and then we will finish disassemble it here and clean all the parts paint it and re-install it.

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Old 12-16-2012, 10:59 AM
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here is the trunk lid on.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:02 AM
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Looks like you spent a bit of time tweaking the fit of the lid and getting the gaps correct. I have seen many ill fitting decklids and from being involved in collision repair, know what is involved for gap alignment. NICE!
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:07 AM
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lots and lots of fitting when a car leaves here we try and have PERFECT gaps on all of our cars becuase who wants a gap that isnt equal all the way around? not me and our body shop side the main person over there strives for perfection.
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