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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2011, 07:30:42 PM »
looks like the 71 I pick up soon. (rust)     keep at it.   
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2011, 12:40:48 AM »
doug, did you end up getting that one off tac?
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2011, 01:07:10 AM »
yes, I told him I'll take it.  just need to find a good weekend to go get it.





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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2011, 09:21:46 AM »
Be sure to post some pics when you do pick it up , or do you have some photos you can post now ?
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2011, 10:15:02 AM »
ya I have a few he sent me.  its a pile. in need of lovin.  yours is in better condition.    I'll post pics when I get better ones.
because I'm at 95% I'm buying it.   I still need to see it up close. 

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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2011, 09:25:52 PM »
we derailed the topic a lil bit...lol 70-73's are too cool even when completely wasted and unrestorable.
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2011, 10:18:03 PM »
The side notes help keep it interesting :)
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2011, 11:38:21 PM »
Looks pretty good on the outside Doug, did he send you any shots from underneath ? I know I looked at several cars some even had decent paint on the outer sheet metal but the pans and frame rails were shot, the owners actually went to the trouble of repairing the outer sheet metal and left the pans and rails in awful shape. Good luck I hope you found a good project let us know if you make the deal. Thanks for the pics
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2011, 12:24:51 AM »
definately much rougher than the 71's i had but still savable.
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2011, 06:29:48 AM »
it needs floor pans.  and a center trunk pan. and rust around the back glass.    
the toe board area , rear seat pan, trunk drops, tail panel, frame rails are all good.  (what Im told)

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the inside is trash,  I will put a harness in it for gauges ( t/a set up ) formula stearing wheel, and so on.  ( harness cut and spliced, no power going anyware. )
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2011, 06:51:23 AM »
save it save it save it.
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2011, 10:52:43 AM »
Doug can handle that easy enough but the flock of birds is growing he's going to have to set up an assembly line to get them flying again :) On the more serious side I think the days of finding the easier to restore cars are about gone they are getting old and the elements have taken it's toll on them. Doug I agree I believe it would be well worth the trouble to restore this one I've always liked the 70 - 73 models, keep us posted.
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2011, 02:04:35 PM »
x2 ,  that day is gone.   I looked at a 73 a month ago for 4k,   the paint was driver quality and fresh.  but it just didnt look right .  the under side was rusty , bumpers needed chromed and the interior needed help.

I think it was full of mud insted of metal.

I found a dog house from a formula , but havent stoped to look or ask about it yet.     
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Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2011, 04:46:13 PM »
yep i know where a really really really solid 72 formy is but no title (not that big of a deal to get corrected in this state) but also the interior has been aten up and the interior and trunk is filled with coon poopy i refuse to buy such a solid car for that kind of price filled with germs and who knows what else. that guy wants 5k for it. i said clean it and spray it down with anti bacterial stuff and get a title and call me. that was 4 year ago. this car has been in his barn since 81 or 82 and it was fresh from cali back then
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