WHAT ? Another 61 Fury restroation......

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  1. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Well, the sparks are flying now! Both rear clips are cut. Lots of measuring and trimming now. Maybe make the graft Saturday.
    Donations accepted.


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  2. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Wow :wideyed: that is some serious surgery.
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    That’s what I did with my ‘68 RR except I used all of the rear frame rails from the doner car while leaving the rear under seat floor pan In place(luckily it was rust free). This allowed me the luxury of many more opportunities to know that I was hitting my marks as they did at the factory and instead of a straight-line butt joint from side to side, the graft overlapped at only factory spotwelded seams. In other words no piece of the unibody was cut, it was only drilled apart at the spotwelds.
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    Wow! Coming together nicely!
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Trimming down to size.....
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    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    If you hadn't found that "parts car", what would you have done?
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    I wish I could do that level of bodywork!!!

    And paint like Chris in Arizona!!!!!!

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    All would have been fabricated from sheet metal. (Like I've said, I hang with some talented folks). The donor car is saving me a tremendous amount of money in fabrication labor costs. Plus I end up with OEM sheetmetal.
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Yea....... Best case scenario, I ship it to AZ, (or ship Chris here), to paint the car.
     
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    Excellence!!!!!

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    Chris would be lighter to ship... but I bet he kicks and hollers enough to scare the FedEx guy...
     
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    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    If Chris takes on anybody else's car after his "retirement" , I will be very pissed... :poke:
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    I wouldn't be upset if Chris took on FCBO member post retirement special projects from time to time to break up the retirement boredom.

    :poke:
     
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    Even if we let you do some of the sanding? :)
     
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    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    18 year old twins in heat couldn't get me to sandpaper a car, now, lol.
     
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    Chris must be ignoring this thread. Lol
     
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    He's probably off cruising the new hotrod... :rolleyes:
     
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    The clips that hold the trimming at the bottom of the windshield do you plan to use them ? If not please let me know I could use them for my '61 but if you also plan to keep them as a spare I will understand