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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:30 pm 
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You know three scary thing is that my dad probably wouldn't have bought it 40 years ago with the 3 speed auto. Thank god this is the one that showed up in podunk idaho!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:47 pm 
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Pretty car! hope to see it more prettier soon!!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:37 am 
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Well A few updates. Cleaned off the paint of the rear quarter. The entire C pillar is pitted and parts are rusted thru.

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Removed the rear window. Big rust hole... no wonder the trunk leaked!!
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Cut out the rust. Now have to weld in a new patch panel
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Going to copy this onto some sheet steel and form it and weld it into place
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:26 pm 
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Alright got some more done today!

Patch panel made and formed... on my knee!
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the hole
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test fitting
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Tack Welded
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Smoothed and blended
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Have a couple of low spots in it, but not too bad. Nothing that a little filler won't take care of. It followed the body line real nice.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:56 pm 
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awesome looking car :) can't wait to see it when its finished!
good luck with it, it'll be worth it :D


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this is so asking for a 2j swap :tu:

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neat patch!!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:37 am 
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Now its torture waiting for the results!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:23 pm 
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80Celica wrote:
Now its torture waiting for the results!!!


Your telling me... and I'm the one doing the work!

Alright a few updates! Patched in behind the C pillar vent.

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The crap panel
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The new panel
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Fit and tacked in place. The body line behind the vent came out perfect!! Beat it on the back side of my vice!
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Comparing the two sides... pretty close. Still needs a little bit with the hammer and dolly
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Still need to do the final welding and clean up on the seams, but it's not bad. Just a little bit of final shaping. Overall I'm pretty happy with it! Wish I didn't have to work this weekend so I could do some more.. I just got my shipment of body filler and my first batch of paint in!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:30 pm 

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wow rally nice job.Two questions:
What kind of welder and metal did you use?
what kind of tool is that
you used to hold the panel in place?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:49 pm 
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I have a miller 175 220v mig welder using .025 wire. The sheet metal is 18 gauge cold rolled steel. I bought a 2 foot by 4 foot piece for about $20. And holding everything is just magnets I picked up at harbor freight for a couple bucks a piece.


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Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:52 pm 
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Well Got some more done. Told my dad to quit stripping the paint cause he keeps finding more rust!!!

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Window corner cut out.
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Back corner patching in.
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Blended in... Bondo should take care of the rest.
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Lower window cut out.
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No rust on this side!
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top is clean
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Wheel well rust YAY.... grumble grumble
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Well should be able to get the window welded back in tomorrow. I took some steel to work so I could bend it on a brake and get a nicer edge that what I would be able to do with a hammer. Still has to have a slight curve put in it so it will fit right. Little heat should bend it real nice.


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 Post subject: Re: MS75 Crown going under the knife
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:44 pm 
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welded in the back window today. Was a little worried but it came out real nice!

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First part blended. This is what the window actually sits on.
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Tacked in rail
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A little hammer, a little heat, a little more hammer... Turned out pretty good. Now I just have to get it cleaned up and blended.


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 Post subject: Re: MS75 Crown going under the knife
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:56 pm 
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dude do the body work on my car lol

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 Post subject: Re: MS75 Crown going under the knife
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:19 pm 
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Nice work :tu: But your not done! And you'll always find rust! Dam Rust! :evil: Hope the wedding is in 2013 :lol:

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toywrecker wrote:
Well this is what I am looking at doing. I suck at photoshop so ya'll get MS Paint version!!!!

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Colors are black, silver, and a brighter metallic orange

Being a little conservative, I'll go for all black.

Vinyl top is gone and not going back on. Causes too much rust and I don't want to have to do this in another 20 years to get rid of the rust again.

...textured flat black paint to create the vinyl effect

I am actually trying to mix a little american muscle car (which the car pulls off) with japanese style. It's tough. Well if I don't like it I guess I'll just repaint it until I do!

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Save the Foose wheels!! (put on the old crappy ones for paint!)
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that thing will look wicked in black and with early porsche carrera wheels. would love to see a photoshop of that

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 Post subject: Re: MS75 Crown going under the knife
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:32 pm 

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any update?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Wow.. Has it really been a year since I updated this?

So a little update.. All the rust is out of the rear of the car. I have a little touch up to do welding wise on the trunk lid and the rear wheel wells.

Haven't actually touched it in about 8 months. I had a little unexpected trip to Afghanistan I had to do that really threw off my plans. I'll get more pics up as soon as it gets above freezing here!


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