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Sorted through the extra parts that car with the car, all categorized and wrapped, as it will be a while before I put this car together, but want to get it blasted, and all the metal work done by mid April

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Some people should not work on cars let alone try to restore, The person that had this car attempted to put on a rear quarter panel and did not even bother to take care of the rust that was in the rear quarter window area, He should bot be welding either, really piss poor, what a hack.

So car was dropped off at the media blaster today (Alternative Blasting in Lake Stevens WA) and will be done next week, so I get to pick up what's left of this car. Once that is done will processed with metal work. Known work is rear quarters, cowl replacement, adding convertible inner rockers, new drivers side floor pan and fire-wall-to-floor pan on both sides, convertible 1 piece seat platforms, rear panel (where gas fill is). Will be doing same uni-body re-enforcement as as the Trans Am car.

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Car is back from media blasting, about what I expected, only surprise is the dash, looks that will need to get replaced, and they are not that cheap.
 

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Had a day of good weather so I epoxy primed the car inside and out as I'm not sure how long this one will take to build so wanted to make sure it was protected. Took 2 quarts of PPG primer to do car and all the parts associated with the car.

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More cutting and drilling today, I am replacing the floor supports, floors pans and adding the convertible inner rockers so getting things ready for to weld all that up.

I removed the seat mounts so that we can get good fit on the new floor pans before we cut out the oud ones, also cut out all the spot welds for the floor supports (what a pain).

The pile of unusable metal id growing !

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Replaced the floor supports today, no fun (took a lot longer than I thought it would), as each support had about 50 spot welds on each, so now we can replace the floor pans. Also replaced the front aprons, I used the Dynacorn aprons, nice quality, just as thick as the original and not like others I have seen.

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Fitted the fenders today to make sure that the aprons lined up.
I removed the dash as it has to be replaced as there is too much rust, looks like the cowl was leaking and water ran down on the bottom of the dash and rusted out. I was hoping to be able to repair dash, but someone also cut out the radio so woud have to patch any way

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I added more to the carnage pile today as I removed the passenger side cowl side apron, what a pain to remove for sure as these are intertwined with the A pillar, rocker and cowl. Who ever tried to replace the cowl side apron before did a butcher job and only replaced half of it, what a mess
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More carnage today again (the pile has grown) , I hope this is the last of it and this weekend I will start to reassemble as we have the both convertible inner rockers to install, the firewall to floor extensions on both sides to install, the passenger side cowl apron, the drivers side full length floor pan, the lower cowl and upper cowl, so that should keep us busy.

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More carnage today again (the pile has grown) , I hope this is the last of it and this weekend I will start to reassemble as we have the both convertible inner rockers to install, the firewall to floor extensions on both sides to install, the passenger side cowl apron, the drivers side full length floor pan, the lower cowl and upper cowl, so that should keep us busy.

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I am getting ready to do the same with my inner rockers in the next few weeks.

Would you be able to do me a favor? Could you measure the existing inner rocker height, pinch weld to pinch weld? And the same on the new convertible rockers? I am getting 5 1/2" for the existing rocker, but 6" for the new convertible rocker. I am trying to figure what to do with the extra 1/2". I was thinking of splitting the difference then zipping a 1/4" off the top and bottom seams with the plasma.

Also check out this thread, if you haven't already, regarding fitting the convertible rockers... Fitting Convertible inner rockers on a coupe.... particularly the post by @latoracing where he describes in detail the mods he made to the inner rockers to make them fit better....
 
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