`70 road runner - finally getting to the restoration!

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They get as close as original as they can make it. Not many people would know the difference after car is finished.
 

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"Spot weld drilling hell" continues, slow progress. Quarters and extensions showed up so I just need to keep at it.

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Went through a bunch of spot weld cutters also. HB freight ones. Cheap enough buy a hand full. It is bad that we get a brand-new piece of metal then drill a bunch of holes in it for spot welding it on. Don't make since. I found a spot weld tip for my Tig. welder from east wood. It worked pretty well once you learn your heat range and how long to hold the trigger on your tig. But the metal cannot be painted only weld through primer. Just ask me how I know. Always take some metal the same thick ness as the panel then try it first. Now the spot welding was the most frustrating have to grind down the spot welds and was so tired of all that grinding dust. It gets everywhere. Wore goggles and dust mask but it still got in my eyes and up my nose. LOL. So it is fun not for sure. But when you start to paint it and put it back together that was a lot more to my liking than the sheet metal work. Be safe and keep us up on the build. Measure twice and cut once. :thumbsup2:
 

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Went through a bunch of spot weld cutters also. HB freight ones. Cheap enough buy a hand full. It is bad that we get a brand-new piece of metal then drill a bunch of holes in it for spot welding it on. Don't make since. I found a spot weld tip for my Tig. welder from east wood. It worked pretty well once you learn your heat range and how long to hold the trigger on your tig. But the metal cannot be painted only weld through primer. Just ask me how I know. Always take some metal the same thick ness as the panel then try it first. Now the spot welding was the most frustrating have to grind down the spot welds and was so tired of all that grinding dust. It gets everywhere. Wore goggles and dust mask but it still got in my eyes and up my nose. LOL. So it is fun not for sure. But when you start to paint it and put it back together that was a lot more to my liking than the sheet metal work. Be safe and keep us up on the build. Measure twice and cut once. :thumbsup2:
I've drilled over 200 holes in my trunk pan and as I'm drilling them I'm thinking "I have to weld each one of these"

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It put up a fight but I won - trunk floor is out! Just some clean up and I can start fitting the new one.

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Once we start taking the car apart, we find more. Yes, easy fix on that tow hook damage. Your guys are getting it done. Wish you the best of luck. :thumbsup2:
 

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I knew the tow hook damage was there but didn`t see the wheel well crinkled until I cut off the quarter skin.
 

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Replaced both rear outer wheel tubs. They were rotted to beat the band. So got new ones and cut the old and new and welded them on. The rot was where the quarter welded to them. So good luck on getting it straight of that one. Know your will get it done. :beep: IMG_0104.JPG
 
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