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Old 05-09-2019, 12:43 AM #16
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Using a stud welder and slide hammer to pull out the dented cowl:

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Finally got an update. Got the dented cowl and roof pulled, filled, blocked and into primer. It was dented up pretty bad from the hood flying up on the previous owner. Turned out ok for a first timer with no clue lol.

Next step is to get the rest of the car addressed as far as body work and get the whole thing into primer.











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Making some progress. After pulling the engine we removed the wiring and dash, pressure washed the engine bay, then removed everything else on the front end. 27 years of oil and grease had to be cleaned up. Welded up some steel plate for the clutch cable entrance that was cracked and partly missing. It's very solid now. Also removed the rear end and fuel tank to get that all cleaned up. Scraped and pressure washed the underside of the car as well. A prior failed pinion seal had made quite a mess back there.

At this point the engine bay is in primer. Need to finish up the rest of the body work (bumpers, block the hood, address some dings) and get the whole car in primer and blocked. Hoping to have it in paint in the next few weeks before the weather cools down too much.

Once it is painted, the rest is just cleaning up/purchasing parts and re-assembly.





Missing bits of the firewall from PO using the wrong bell housing and clutch fork. Way too much pressure here.


Bought the world's smallest welder and got some work done




Not pretty but solid. The rough areas that you can see are seam sealer.


K-member out


Cleaned, primed and slid back under the car


Engine bay primed



Fuel tank and rear end pressure washed




This was nasty before! Hasn't been this clean since 1992.


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Won't be long 'til paint. More to come.
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