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- MattieP -
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we got a lot of sheetmetal work done on my brothers 57 today, lh rocker panel fitted and tack welded, toeboard-floor panel seam tacked, rocker to qtr fitted. fitted the door, found body is pretty tweaked disbelief.gif from being off the frame for 10 years. found that by jacking left rear of the body, the door gap closed on top and opened at the bottom.... door now fits in the hole we will need to shim that side of the car to hold its position. I had him order all new door hardware.... we also rebuilt all 4 door hinges. didn't take any pictures, but it really doesn't look to much different visually. I think my brother is excited again!

old pictures......




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no group love for your bro's car Mattie so it seems
I like it
future 454 car?

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- MattieP -
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its ok, pictures are really old, I just wanted to give some of the new people an understanding of what this project is all about......

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- MattieP -
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unless I can talk my brother into a 454........ the 350 that is in the pictures is a good running little engine, we have no idea what has been done to it though

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- Dan -
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Big project, post more pics as you get them

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Looks awesome! Weld the pan in with the body bolted down.

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- MattieP -
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thats the plan brett, everything is bolted but loose so we can move things around some, going to do the lower qtr next and finsh up the door area. we need to pick up another 50 clamps or so!

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- MattieP -
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It's been a while since by brother and I have had the chance to work on this project. Just found out that he is upgrading to captain, and will be having to move his base to Las Vegas. I talked to him this morning and he told me he just wants to take it in to someone and have them finish the metal work, and get it in primer. does anyone recommend a shop or someone who does this sort of work from there home? i told him it would probably cost 3,000-5,000? what do you guys think?

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easy money for brett's hotrod shop

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Ben wrote:

easy money for brett's hotrod shop




 



Thx ben but I think it's beyond my skills.

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- MattieP -
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maybe my brother will pay me to finish it? lol

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Where's it located? I'm going to have Joe do my 55. The guy that painted my 68 and 73 chevelles. He picked up and delivered both.

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Cool project but dang is that going to be a lot of work....

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- MattieP -
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Its on bainbridge island, wouldn't be hard to roll it up on a trailer and take it somewhere though.... My brother actually bought it in san francisco and trailered it home lol this car has been around

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I dunno if my guy Scott would be up to this...he's got more unfinished projects of his own...

Scott has several 55/56/57 cars and he moves 1 a year.

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- Shane -
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i know a tri 5 guy in edgwood...let me know if you want his contact info...

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- MattieP -
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Thanks guys, I talked to my brother today, he doesn't care about trailering the car long distance to the right guy. I told him the car easlily needs 100 hrs of work to reach primer status, and at a big shop that is close to $10,000 worth of work I would think. This I would think should be best handled at someones home shop where labor isn't so expensive.... Darryl, I told him about your friend who painted your chevelles, what kind of rates does he charge?

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- MattieP -
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little update, trying to get my brother motivated! just about done now and welds ground down


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- MattieP -
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ok, took some better pictures with my digital cam, some other random pics. I decided before i go any farther, this thing needs shocks, new front tires that match, and possible the engine put back in for weight. this thing really moves around a lot. When you stand on the frame the door gaps change :(

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- MattieP -
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sorry for the horible cell photo, almost completely ground smooth

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