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MY 79 RESTO PROJECT (pic heavy)
« on: August 31, 2009, 01:16:00 AM »
So I finally had time to set up a Photobucket account so I can post pictures. I bought this car in March and started the restoration in April. It has since been stripped, sent to the body shop and returned home. I am in the process of reassembly now. It is slow going but I'm plugging along. The interior should have been finished by now but a heart stent slowed me down for about a month. Since I know we ALL love pics, I will be adding some here and there throughout the process. Heres a few pics from when i got her. Enjoy.




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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 12:28:06 AM »
MORE PICS OF THE CAR. STRIPPED AND GUTTED.  WHAT A CHORE THAT WAS.





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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 01:04:07 AM »
i like that 1st shot w/ the older cars... i had a m/c like that blue 1.... also see g/p g/n caddie and maybe a goat
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 02:02:01 AM »
Looks like a great project, I can't see any rust

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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 10:49:56 AM »
I bought the car from a guy in California and had it shipped here to Michigan. I didnt find any rust at all. lots of dents and dings but no rust. Heres a couple pics of the floors. The first picture was taken when the shipper dropped it off at the place where my wife works. He gets a lot of cool stuff there.


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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 11:52:39 AM »
loooks like my kind of restoration no rust :) con grats looks like a great car.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 06:21:47 PM »
Yeah, looks solid.  Garage kept?
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 07:08:03 PM »
Dont know about then but it is now. It was the guys daily driver for quite some time.
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 07:39:15 PM »
Nice T/A  you have there ,I'm impressed by how clean and rust free it is . Are you going to paint it the same color?

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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009, 08:21:23 PM »
Great looking body! Good luck with the resto!
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2009, 09:54:42 PM »
THANK YOU. When i bought the car the pictures on ebay made it look blue but when it got here it was really this flip flop blue/green color. The guy told me it was an original black car so i found the build sheet and verified it was. It will be going back to the original color. Here are a couple shots after the shop used DP90.




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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 02:24:08 AM »
whats up with the cottage cheese look on the pass side front fender?

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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 12:45:26 PM »
I think that's primer right? As I'd be tweaked if that was final color with that lovely dent in the pass side front fender.

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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2009, 01:37:37 PM »
That is a preprimier. DP90 is a spray on coating that replaces the factory ecoat. It seals the bare metal. All body work is done over that. That is a pretty nasty dent isnt it? Before I stripped the car, you couldnt see that at all. The rear quarters were the same way. Who ever did the bodywork previously made it look good but never bumped it out properly. 
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Re: MY 79 RESTO PROJECT
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2009, 12:52:54 AM »
Heres a few body work shots prior to prime




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