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the 68 coupe is the biggest project ill be undertaking so far.
this will be the first time replacing body panels in any car. i just did the battery apron today.
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not too bad if i dont say so myself
 

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I was JUST thinking about this while out in the garage today. When you did this, how did you reinforce the car? Aren't those pieces structural? I know the shock towers are so I was just assuming that the pieces from the shock tower to the firewall and shock tower to the radiator support would have something to do with it.
 

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it was hard to see in the picture but that battery apron was so swiss cheesed, it couldnt be doing much. but i left the export braces intact, left the car on the ground and only took out the one piece. everything when smooth. went alot quicker then i thought it would actually too
 

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You might want to consider plug welds next time. It just makes the finished product look more original. Nice job though.
 

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you are braver than I am. I am replacing my entire front engine compartment. I was scared that if I did this, the fenders would never be straight. Taking it to the body shop for that part of the restoration project.
 

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Welcome to the club. Nice job I think it turned out great. It looks like you ran a bead inside the fender well area, You might want to try plug welding your next peices on it takes less time and looks factory. Regardless it looks good and looks like everything lined up well.
 

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Looks good, when I did the radiator support & front inner fender panels on SWMBO'S 65 Fastback I left the car sitting on the wheels when I did them. I measured first & clamped all the panels in place, remeasured then welded.
 
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