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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2009, 08:57:01 PM »
thanks Conrad. she cant wait either. here some time I need to get hold of Brett and see if I can get a package deal on the interior from roof the carpet. all black deluxe.  there's a few grand. and I'm talking to a guy up in Canada about painting the bird kit on.
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2009, 02:22:31 AM »
They have a kit for that bird?

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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2009, 08:12:10 AM »
They have a kit for that bird?

a stencil kit to paint the birds and all emblems on? 
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2009, 10:53:09 AM »
Nice work!

Spot weld or glue?

I will mig weld it with S/S wire. grind it off with a sand paper wheel. use deraglass filler over that to water proof it. strip the roof of all paint. metal prep with epoxy sealer. then spray feather fill  http://www.evercoat.com/productDetail.aspx?pID=70  over the hole roof and start blocking.

http://www.evercoat.com/productDetail.aspx?pID=70

Just curious but why SS wire and not standard mig wire?


You won't be able to tell there was a hole when your done
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2009, 12:51:44 PM »

I use SS wire to help keep the rust from growing so fast on the bottom side of the welded area. plus its a stronger metal so when I grind off the weld it more likely it wont crack or when the car is done the twist in the body from a well built motor wont crack the weld, and cause the filler to pop or crack.
I'm going to use frame connectors and soled body mounts to help on this.

the car is going to be black,  so I got to make the roof as straight as I can.
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2009, 12:58:01 PM »
awe...that makes sense... it will look sweet when your done. Are you adding any re-enforcements to the underside of the roof?
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2009, 01:12:22 PM »
yes ,I will use it from the donor car.  just stich welds and seam sealer.
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2009, 01:16:06 PM »
Right on...almost done yet?  ;D ;D
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2009, 01:26:38 PM »
go today to cut the roof off the other car. and will get the floor cut out to. and maybe the new put in. I should be done by Sunday. and ready to pull the car apart. bag and tag every thing.
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2009, 04:16:15 PM »
Donor car, it was cold out there so took my time on the lay out and cut it big. I'll clean it up at the shop.


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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2009, 04:04:57 PM »
I got some more done to her today. the floor fixed and the roof tacked on.





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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2009, 04:28:29 PM »
wow looking very good i cant wait to see her done
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2009, 07:56:16 PM »
Doug - what's the red paint.  Red oxide primer?  Looks glossy.

What welder do you have?  Mig w/gas?  Wire/tip?
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2009, 08:12:53 PM »
Its Red oxide primer, and its still wet. I couldnt wate to take the pic it looked so good.

the welder is a Hobart http://www.hobartwelders.com/products/wirefeed/ironman230/

I use 025 wire and tips to work on auto body and 030 or 035 on other stuff.  gas is 75/ 25 
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2009, 03:26:21 PM »
They have a kit for that bird?

a stencil kit to paint the birds and all emblems on? 

They do have one?  Where are you getting it from.