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    (Picture) Diary of an ECI (East Coast Idiot)

    Flintstones, meet the Flintstones!!!

    It's going good! Drivers side will be better than new in a short time...

    Juls, At least your rust hasn't required measures THIS drastic!!

    Safety Bar?!! We don't need no Stinkin' Safety Bar!!!



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    Wow. Your're an idiot. I luv you, man.

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    damn, i was bummed about the three little holes i found under the passenger side carpet..

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    I have a 70 Mach getting ready to do the same thing. It is still better than sending them to their death.

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    Damm us east coasters are stupid oops I mean idiots

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    My 67 looks similar except the pans are in better shape but the firewall panels on both side are gone. Behind the rear seat where it slopes up to the trunk and wheel wells is munched and I haven't seen where you can get a repro piece to fix it. Anyone know of any? Surprisingly the fenders are all solid.I guess someone washed them out regularly.
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    Hey, a little Bondo and POR-15 and you're ready to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANNY CLEMENS
    Hey, a little Bondo and POR-15 and you're ready to go.
    A LOT of welding, then the other side, a LOT MORE welding, a full-floor transplant from a Cali HT car, a LOT MORE WELDING, a cowl transplant from a Cali HT car, EVEN MORE WELDING, not to mention drilling out a GAZILLION (that's a lot!) spot welds along the way.

    THEN the POR-15 and I am ready to go!!

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    Update: Donor metal "harvesting"

    Now, here is the REAL "Flintstones, meet the Flintstones" car!! Harvest of donor hardtop floorpan in excellent (for an ECI) condition. Few easy repairs in flat areas and slap this sucker in wholesale to the 'vert.

    Got the floorpan loose (drilling a bunch of spot welds and popping the metal loose, cutting of side seams, not needed for 'vert), exhaust from Y-pipe back off, E brake cable disconnected, rear brake line disconnected, driveshaft out, push the rear of the pan up and back close to the rear windshield, front clears the front frame horns, wrestle it around the Y pipe end, BAM!! It's out in one, nice piece!

    Not for everyone (or more likely most), but sure beats a bunch of seamed in and incorrect patch panels. Not to mention that I can clean and prep an estimated full 1/2 of the undercarriage off of the car.

    I love it when a plan comes together.

    Stay tuned...

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    Gee, I forgot the 1st Inner Rocker "after"

    Here's a few more shots after the drivers inner rocker and torques boxes were installed.





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    Wow. Brave or idiotic. Not sure which

    I would be afraid it would just fold in half when put on a lift.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof69
    Wow. Brave or idiotic. Not sure which
    Neither when you have spent as much time as I have studying, planning and plotting my strategy. This is the hardtop, not the vert. Actually, it would not matter for either as the roof, inner/outer rocker and torque boxes are the real supporting structure (on a HT) and everything but the roof (on a 'vert).
    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof69
    I would be afraid it would just fold in half when put on a lift.
    As you can see, the whole job was done on my lift (and what a civilized way to go about doing this!). Floor? You don't need no stinkin' floor! Either way "brave" and "idiotic" are complementary to an ECI, so thanks man!!
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    Bob, you are on your way to a real nice convert! Keep up the good work!

    ...The little things I could get in my big lunchbox
    Like nuts, an' bolts, and all four shocks
    But the big stuff we snuck out in my buddy's mobile home.
    Now, up to now my plan went all right
    'Til we tried to put it all together one night
    And that's when we noticed that something was definitely wrong....

    I got it one piece at a time
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1969XR7Vert
    Either way "brave" and "idiotic" are complementary to an ECI, so thanks man!!
    Your Velcome. I too am a proud E.C.I. I had my right rear floor plan replaced, and now, I'm waiting to hear from the body man when he can get started on the driverside front torquebox.

    Hey man, I think you should keep the body as a shell, and then drop it on the desired chassis/interior combination as your mood suits you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof69
    Hey man, I think you should keep the body as a shell, and then drop it on the desired chassis/interior combination as your mood suits you.
    Inspiration has struck!! I will sell the remains as an East Coast No-Floor, No-Cowl, Rusty Roof Shell (ECNFNCRRS)!!! Take that you WCRFS fans!!
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