55 patina jungle green

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55 patina jungle green

Postby LooseNuts » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:41 am

Started on my new project a couple weeks ago.

drug home a 55 jungle green oval

as found. been here for a long while, this is after it was sitting in a feild for 20+ years
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All tucked in the garage.

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All the bits that came with it

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Good working 12v tranny. neew seals. new brakes. new tires,

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OG 36hp motor. unknow conditions but spins freely

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correct H replacement apron
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there is a fair amount of rust in the heater channels. both sides need to be replaced. Rust on the bottom of each door and rust in both rear quarters in front of the tires.
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Postby LooseNuts » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:43 am

Replace the re apron. I remove the apron and left the inner structure that the engine seal attached to. the replacement one was not the best and i wanted to keep as much OG paint as i could. took a Little long but am happy with the results

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Postby LooseNuts » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:43 am

got the rear all complete. fitted the rear fenders and installed the deck lid. things line up pretty good.

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started in the on the front apron.passengersanger side was hit lightly at some point in its life. I removed the apron and innerwheele weel section. welded a bracket on the front of the quarter section and pitled ip out the best i could. didn't want to weld a right side clip on so i just pulled it out and hammer and dolly it.


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Postby LooseNuts » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:44 am

worked on both heater channel this weekend. passangers side just got some patch work. It wasn't as bad as the driver side.

Passanger side front inner fender repair

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Passanger side heater cannel repair

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started in on the priver side complete heater channel replacement

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got it about 80% complete. got some patch pannle to complete yet.

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Postby LooseNuts » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:45 am

while waiting on the front apron to show up i got board and decided to do a test look on the passenger side front quarter to see what the end result will look like.

removed some of the surface rust to get more green to show through. then clear coated it to see how it will look.


I LIKE IT A LOT!!

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after i removed the surface rust.

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clear coat results. this is what the car will look like when done.

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Postby Woody » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:59 am

Any idea what that hole in the firewall was for?
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Postby LooseNuts » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:41 am

I have no clue. its a vent from a BBQ'er. :-k
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Postby GTV » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:52 pm

Woody wrote:Any idea what that hole in the firewall was for?


Fresh air to the fan would be my guess.
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Postby Radar » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:52 pm

Looking good man!

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Postby burwin » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:36 am

Killer - got some work cut out to match those fenders and hoods - I've always thought you gotta "think like the sun" :D

Alot of people seem to screw it up by randomly sanding - not the point!

Gonna be a nice one. \:D/
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Postby burwin » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:50 am

Whats the plans for wheels engine stance etc?
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Postby Franz » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:20 am

Oval window are sweet! I wish Rusty would make a deal with me on the bankshot. Its like dealing with Tom Tom jr. ](*,) ](*,) on that shit.

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Postby LooseNuts » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:37 pm

burwin wrote:Whats the plans for wheels engine stance etc?


Wheels Stock Smoothies Or 17" BRM

Engine stock 36HP

Stance. All The Way Down.

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Postby 1low65 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:24 am

No trans raise on this one loose? What ever happened to the low light?

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Postby LooseNuts » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:51 am

no trans raise on this one.

I sold the lowlight to a local guy to save his 55.
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