JRANGER

65 Coupe to Fastback "Phoenix"

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t want to get carried away and do too much work with the body kit before i ran my new stianless gas and break lines. Just that way when its harder to get under i didn't struggle

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Then i did some grinding to get the side scoops to fit better. Just some minor grinding on the lip

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So today i finally wire wheel above the rear axle. Then i used the metal brake i bought to make patches for the gas tank lip section out of the roof sheet metal. Got it tacked in and naturally ran out of welding gas.

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Hey, did you put your gas and brake lines in the trans tunnel?    There are reasons those lines are typically inside a frame rail or other shielding.  A driveshaft can take both out and leave you with no brakes on a flaming car.  And that would probably damage that blue paint.  You don't want soot on that blue paint, now do ya?   :) 

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10 hours ago, Ashley P said:

Hey, did you put your gas and brake lines in the trans tunnel?    There are reasons those lines are typically inside a frame rail or other shielding.  A driveshaft can take both out and leave you with no brakes on a flaming car.  And that would probably damage that blue paint.  You don't want soot on that blue paint, now do ya?   :) 

That'd be one scary ride! :stare:  :fear:

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18 hours ago, Ashley P said:

Hey, did you put your gas and brake lines in the trans tunnel?    There are reasons those lines are typically inside a frame rail or other shielding.  A driveshaft can take both out and leave you with no brakes on a flaming car.  And that would probably damage that blue paint.  You don't want soot on that blue paint, now do ya?   :) 

They are in the trans tunnel and these are ran aalong the stock location. That would be scary if they got took out For sure

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On 7/9/2017 at 1:01 PM, JRANGER said:

They are in the trans tunnel and these are ran aalong the stock location. That would be scary if they got took out For sure

Driveshaft loop? :D

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Finally got back to grind the welds down. Definitely have some fixing to do on the cowl covers but all and all its not bad. Need to go by a flap disc to smooth the metal out as well

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Installed subframe connectors, new leafs, and replaces the extended rear shackles20170902_171240.jpg

 

these were crazy long. Have some big brackets on the rear frame rails too. Wondering if they had some big heavy duty brackets in them too. 20170902_171311.jpg

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Another busy day. Welded the subframe connectors in, wire wheeled the rear wheel wells, painted them, then hit them with bed liner, removed the rear bumper, valance, did more clean up and welding, and foubd a few rust holes in the very bottom of the qtrs.20170903_172010.jpg20170903_172053.jpg20170903_172103.jpg

 

anyone know what the heck these huge brackets are for?20170903_130010.jpg

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12 minutes ago, 66sprint6 said:

Busy busy!!!  Brackets dont look factory so Im not sure!  Hope your front frame sections were nicer than mine, my passenger side was beat all to hell!!!

Matt

I found out that it use to have a hitch on it so that explains it all.

Luckily the front frame rails are in great shape. I had to replace the passenger side frame rail on my 67 and it was a pain

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Bleh im not changin mine, just looks like i was abused as a jacking location or something like that.  The drivers side is beat up a bit but nowhere near a bad as the passenger side its nuts!  Its solid tho and now its super solid!  When I replace the floors Ill beat out the dents from the top and call it a day.

Matt

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Well got both mt qtrs mostly patched up. Ran out of welding gas as usual....

Pretty happy with the small drivers side patch not as much with the passenger side.

I used the full patch on the passenger side and it had the indent for overlapping....against my better judement i went with it...I hate overlapping.....i even welded in the seam and managed to get things all boogered up. Just some grinding and bondo to fix it but a seam weld would of been 10 times easier...ugh20170923_121731.jpg

 

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Great progress!

What are your plans for corrosion protection on the back of that weld?   I fixed my brother's Chevelle fenders and I think rust is beginning to come through at the weld.  I doubt it got anything more than a quick spray paint.

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1 minute ago, Ashley P said:

Great progress!

What are your plans for corrosion protection on the back of that weld?   I fixed my brother's Chevelle fenders and I think rust is beginning to come through at the weld.  I doubt it got anything more than a quick spray paint.

I have a boat load of Eastwood rust encapsulator to go on the inside of the trunk area

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Started grinding the welds and managed to grind too deep at one spot and had to fix it...Which made it all worse...ugh

Also started test fitting the fender flares..need to adjust them as the inder portionnis hitting the pinch weld20171007_150234.jpg20171007_112651.jpg

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