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Doner car for sheet metal.

2.5 years of ONLY welding.

Picking up the 62.

Picking up the 62.

Picking up the 62.

Picking up the 62.

Picking up the 62.

Making the dog leg.

Rear Ax out for restoration.

Old gas tank problem.

Wrong location for 1962.

Door Panel-skin welding.

More door panel-skin welding.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock Picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock Picture.

greasing up the brake pedel. Squeak stopping.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock Picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Door ready for paint. (Inside)

Primer application.

Archived: Original Door Plate.

1/4 All welded in, and ready for plastic.

Archived: Driveway install.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived Restoration-Human Clock Picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Applying the 1/4 plastic. (Bondo)

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

Archived: Restoration-Human Clock picture.

The Couch Material for redoing the seats.

Picking up the 62.

Picking Up The 62.

Picking Up The 62.

Picking Up The 62.

Picking Up The 62.

On the dolly, ready for the 122 mile trip.

The drive back with the 62.

Archived: picking up the 62.

Archived: picking up the 62.

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Look at the spring mounting. Thick looking?. yea. Caked mud and dirt.

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Here's the complete inside of the fender stuff. Finsihed waiting for the fender. The links below also include the fender being repaired.


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Suspension, front structure, wheels, spindels. Before the work starts.

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Suspension, structure, spindels, wheels. After the restoration.


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All the wheel wells needs some grate attention.

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The wheel wells, fenders, and whats inside those fenders.


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The wheel wells, all 4 all had rust and rust through. Firewall and inside too.

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All 4 wheel wells and the associated construction repaired. Welding in new metal, undercoating etc.


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More of the before wheel wells. The years rust just kept on eating away the steel.

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New metal, new undercoat, new paint. Yes, you paint the undercoat.


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The under belly where the transmission house meets the unibody.

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New, rebuilt and in great condition now.


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This car is a 4 door. The rear door jamb, and the before condition. They all need attention.

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After door jambs. And all the door work. They all needed attention inside and out.


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The rear of this car needs a great deal of work. Trunk included.

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Since the trunk is part of the wheel wells and the 1/4 pannels. All of it had to be worked. It's all included in the links below, in restoration order.


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Inside the trunk. The pockets, lights, and 1/4 panels. Before the work starts. Ugly!.

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The complete trunk area took months.


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The condition, including the seat insulation, and seam sealer. More metal too needed.

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New metal, new material, new paint.


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Same here for the other side.

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Start inside. Work your way out. Sweet!.


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This is where the work really comes in... Look close to the quarter panel area. Covered open metal space.

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New metal also, paint, seam sealer.


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The trunk, 1/4's was the hardest part of this car to fix.

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But, we did it!. Sometimes, long thinking had to be done.


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This too was a challange.

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The pockets too, the 1/4 pannel, new 1/4's were installed.


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Both sides. Pockets, 1'4 and into the trunk floor.

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Now, nice and done.


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New metal, paint and seam sealer. Shaped, welded in.

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This area isen't bad at all...


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The trunk lip had to be jacked up. See the curve down?.

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Nice condition now. New almost everything.


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When you open the trunk now.

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Here's what you see. The original style trunk mat with a custom built rack to hold my show stuff.


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When you open the trunk now.

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Some shows requirer you to have a fire extinusher somewhere in the car. I have one!.


You Tube Nav ID 5 years this car under restoration.

5 years this video under construction.

Presented in time lapse.

53 Minutes.

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