Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:06 PM
The dash is in good shape, the seat is worn and sagging. Door panels are removed and the floorboards show much neglect.
The right door came from a green car, it has been stripped. I put temporary signal lights on the front to keep it legal.
The rear quarter also has been stripped and shows a bit of body damage. The rockers show lots of rust through.
The trunk pan is rusting through, but the left quarter is ready for some block sanding after I filled the trim holes.
This side is in better shape than the other, but still has some rusty rocker panels. A little Por 15 will keep the drip rails solid for years to come.
Overall a solid car for it's age, nothing some welding skills can't fix. Next winter it goes back in the shop to replace the floors. Meanwhile I'm gonna cruise it to all the summer hot spots.
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:39 PM
maybe a ding and dent or two would have made the build and the story even better and added more character. You know, like a dent in the bumper where "Grandma bumped into the yellow concrete pole at the supermarket"
Grandma might have had something to do with the right rear fender.
This story line might be a little more removed from what happened to the car and more what is happening now, but I think it is important to tell a story in your mind.
There should be a reason for every mark, it keeps things realistic.
Thanks for the feedback guys, I had just enough overcast sky before the rain started to get some well lit pictures.
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Seriously though this is an awesome build and bio. I would like to have a 1/1 project like her.
Posted 07 June 2010 - 12:35 PM
WOW!!! That's awesome build. Good looking and very low custom. How did you make that sheet metal look to the door and rear fender? Looking very nice. Those cars behind '56 Ford are very nice ones too. I have projects where I need some sheet metal look. But your car is very nicely shabby (?), specially white wall tires and wheels are very very great ones. I like it very much!!
Link to Sheetmetal How To:
Posted this how to a few months back, hope it helps.
If the pictures don't come up just refresh they should be there
Edited by James W, 07 June 2010 - 12:38 PM.