1969 Imperial progress thread

Imperial

  1. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow, that looks too confusing to reassemble.
     
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    With literally thousands of photos, it should be doable ;)
     
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    Shouldn't they be in labeled Baggies. :lol:
     
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    Like this? ;)
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    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    No barcodes? I'm disappointed. :lol:
     
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    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    No :(
    But I thought about rack numbers ;)
     
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    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Seems reasonable to me for a single car restoration.... For Julian anyways.
     
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    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    My brother has a storage robot in his pharmacy. Hmmmmmmmmm :D:D:D

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    Another weekend full of metal work is over again.

    I continued to work on the trunk extensions and their supports under the rear panel.
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    Old '69 extensions vs. new '72 extensions. They are slightly different on top. But I think for good. The old ones had a support (that was not welded to the rear panel) on top, inside the trunk, the new ones have a support box underneath.
    And the groove on top of the old ones had no use...
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    The rear end of the extensions is different as well because the lower quarter panels have a different shape on the '72. But we will adapt that.
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    Next were the ends of the rear supports itself. They were not salvageable...
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    So I made new ones from scratch.
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    They came out pretty nice for my first self made sheet metal parts I think. :)
     
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    And we started with the passenger floor pan. But I ran out of time to finish it this weekend.

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    The donor car gets lighter and lighter...
    But still a lot of nice parts left on it.

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    We're smoking again. Great work Vodka. I was worried for a while.
     
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    Sometimes, life gets in the way. But I will always come back and finish this project! :)
    And right now, I'm learning something new every time I'm working on the car. That's nice!
     
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    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    I'm probably the only person in South Central Florida that now knows the '69' and '73 Imperial extensions are different.:lol:

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    '72 :stop:

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    Well done Julian :thumbsup:...I remember doing this kind of stuff long time ago when I was restoring a 1951 Cadillac.
    A lot of work but at that time I loved it. Specially after a long day at the office and then after work to get your hands dirty...
     
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    Sheet metal porn! I love it.
     
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    And one of the few who can spell Crystler :)
     
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    As always, its fun seeing what you've been up to. Nice work :thumbsup::thankyou:
     
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