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post #1 of 10 Old September 12th, 2015, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Two 1966 Convertibles to restore

We have two 1966 Convertibles that we are restoring for two different customers.

This one is a 6 and had been sitting in a barn in Michigan for over twenty years. This is how it was dropped off in the middle of the night on the way back from Michigan. He started taking it apart along time ago and brought some of the sheetmetal home before.





The second one is a V8 and has been in the family a long time and was under a house in North Carolina for over 20 years. This one came in on a roll back.





At first they don't look bad but the inner rockers and floors have a lot of rust in both.

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Geez. Are they both normal restorations or are there any custom touches being added?

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Geez. Are they both normal restorations or are there any custom touches being added?
Body will be original but with have other upgrades.

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We have had the Michigan car longer so I will start with this one.

We removed the drive train and mounted it on a cart and had it sand blasted after scraping as much of the undercoat off as we could. This is what we are starting with
















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We finished cleaning up the body and epoxy primed











The body was mounted on our jig



After adding more braces the floor was cut out


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looks like a buggy. And thats some grade A restoration.


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Rust in the rockers





Very strange the outer rockers are in great shape



This is what was inside the rear torque box



Epoxy prime everything before going back together



Lining up the inner rocker and making sure it is level



Fitting the rear torque box





Test fit the rear floor and marked where the frame rails are to drill for the plug welds





Getting ready to weld



Welded in place and welds ground





Fitting the floor and other pieces







Epoxy primed inside the new torque box



Torque box welded in place and epoxy primed



The floor was sanded and epoxy primed








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Now comes the fun part lining up new sheetmetal!!








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