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here are the first pics of the car after a quick disassembling! next will come!hope you'll enjoy it!
Suggest Get some fender covers so won't scratch up the fenders with the tools you have laying on them. :cents:
Looks like a good start so far what is your final plan for the bird?
Tag and bag.
Tag and bag.
Tag and bag.
Keep all the parts in one place.
Even though you may be excited to get the paint done and get it back; it always takes longer than you want or expect.
The good news is at a certain point these old birds cant get any farther apart.
The bad news is someone is going to have to put it all back together.
The good news after that is that all those well documented parts that you tagged and bagged will all be right where you placed them oh so carefully when you took it apart.
We feel your pain.
We know your pain.
We are right here for you.
not waiting any time. the floors look solid.
Don't worrie for the fenders cause we got to change the left one. On pics cars looks on good shape but when you dig in it, it is a mess! Except for the floors you're right they look pretty good. But we've got to change the entire end of the car, trunk floor, quarter panel, deck lick... We perhaps also need to change the left side door jamb.
But it'll be a nice project.
When we pull apart the entire car we will sand blast it! So we will be able to do a great job at least we hope so lol!
For the car we'd like to go with some up grade for the chassis. Like tubular upper control arm in the front, with some qa1 shocks front and rear, a new big sway bar, replace the bench seat with two buckets, perhaps a new k-member, and a 496 stroker kit. That would great!
And convert the front drum brakes by six pistons disc brakes, especially if we will do a 496 stroker.
I'll with more pics of problems that we get!
hang onto that bench set, they're hard to find.
Better start looking for a deck lid also. Good luck with the project!
Nice! Is that a factory color yellow or has it been painted? It appears much brighter than the Sunfire yellow or whatever it was called back then.
Thanks we'll try to make it a great looking bird!
Ok for the bench we will see that! Thanks for the advice!
You're totaly right about the paint, back in sixtynine she came out with the yellow sunfire. But a few years eralier she has been completly restored and repainted in a way that is totaly wrong!!!!!!!
So that is why we pulling her apart and we've got a lot of surprises!!!! Like brand new rear quarter panel and new trunk floor but they have been totaly messed up by those who did that car! They have welded the new quarters on the hold ones, they cut the hold one a little bit but not enough so they welded it like that. The trunk floor exactly the same thing happened!
They made big holes when they welded cause the floor trunk was to far away from the chassis! And on the front fenders and the left door they blocked the holes with mastic! (I don't know if you say mastic in english but i hope you will understand what i mean)
So anyway we've got a lot of work to do...
For a Frenchman, you Write/Speak English better than half of most Americans! Mastic works great! Thanks for paint clarification and keep up the great work!
Thank you moparmonk appreciate that!
However I always make the mistake between hold and old! Got to correct that!
That week end I'll put some new pics of the disassembling!
New pics of the disassemnling!
Most of the holes that you're gonna see were blocked with mastic!
What is down : fenders, windshiel, every windows, dash bord, heater box, gas tank, exhaust and all stuff on doors like handles and locks...
Welcome to the beginning of a big job. One small step at a time and eventually the job will be done. Fortunately with rr's almost every part is available. Ask away and we will be happy to offer advice and encouragement as you go along.
I have question of concern. Is that expanded foam I see in the fourth picture (4701) at inner wheel house bottom?
Thanks we will for sure! We'll start by the back of the car and then we'll move forward slowly. But we have to wait to sand blast the car to be able to order what we really need for sheet metal.
And absolutely! it is some expanded foam that you see in that picture.
Uh oh, if someone tried to use that stuff who knows what is hiding in the corners, be very thorough in your disassembly. I don't know if they have these people where you live but there are some soda blast companies that will come to you and strip the car in your driveway.
That's the problem. We are afraid to go further :upset:
I don't know what a soda blast company is but I checked on internet and these kind of companies throw real soda like Coke ?:huh:
I think there are no soda blast companies in France, there are only sand blast companies but thanks anyway ;).
Your making me jealous in how far you got in such a short time. Keep up the great work!
It's been 3 weeks that we started. But we are three to work on it every evening ;).
We're gonna try to keep up :cool:, but I think it will be rough, deeper we get to disassembling more we find awful stuff
Next step for tonight: remove the heater and the radiator.
Be careful with sand blasting as it will warp the metal with heat build up. If you can use a chemical stripper on the panels and blast the floor and bottom.
Good luck. It'll be a nice car, I'm sure. Mastic is known as body filler or "Bondo" in my neck of the woods.