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Old 01-23-2019, 04:20 PM
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The painter sent me these progress pics Monday. Looks like the rear quarters are done and initial hood alignment as well. Now they will be on to repairing the new damage and clean up the old repairs.







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Old 01-23-2019, 04:33 PM
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On a side note I noticed on the inside of the rear replacement quarter someone wrote Po Boys 10-72. I wonder if that was when the rear was wrecked? Anyone heard of body shop by that name in Maryland during that time frame?




Ive also been asked what the probable color is going to be. I’m waiting on the samples for 2015 Laguna Blue with a gloss dark black stinger. I’m going to have him do two test cards with one having a the 1/8” stripe in red then 5/16” stripe will be blue next to the main black stinger. The second test will have the 1/8 stripe black with the 5/16 red next to the black stinger. Just not sure if the red should be gloss or metallic? I know 2015 had Torch Red but I told him to pick a red that works with the blue. The wide part of the stinger will continue all the way to the back of the car as well as follow on the hard top. I wanted to do a black vinyl hard top but got out voted. Here is the 2015 laguna blue in case you missed it. I think that brake caliper red would look good.





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Chris any full on side shots? Car is looking great. Where are they supporting the rear? I am curious on the gaps at the top rear of the doors. Do you worry about gaps when the car is back on the frame or do they start adjusting while on the dolly?
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Sorry Holt, no side shots yet. Everything is supported by the factory mount locations. I know they haven’t touched the deck lid yet as I didn’t get it back on exactly straight. And I’m sure they are still tweaking things as they are doing repairs. I’m not exactly sure how he ends up getting everything perfect, but he does. He has been doing this a long time and the end results are incredible.
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The painter sent me these progress pics Monday. Looks like the rear quarters are done and initial hood alignment as well. Now they will be on to repairing the new damage and clean up the old repairs.







Is he going to be filling in the '63 front emblem holes? Just curious as to what emblem you ultimately are going to putting on your '67.
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Leif, those will be filled and the proper 67 emblem will be back. He still has a lot of work to do.
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I have tried this four time to load all pics in one post and can't get it to work. So, this will be several post.

Slalomfiend came by yesterday with his mad skills and a welder to do my removable crossmember. I did what I could with my no experience and a messed up hand (only had one cutting disc shell and no one was hurt) but that guy is a machine. I picked up a C3 crossmember and ordered some new flanges for the frame. He basically did the same thing he did on his beautiful 67. In a nutshell he marked where the flange would go from the top side and we cut the top portion of the original crossmember and he added the piece from the C3. Once the top parts were fit and secured, we flipped the frame over and removed the original crossmember from the bottom side. He then trimmed the ears of the C3 member and attached them to my original. Then we marked where the holes needed to be for the bottom bolts. Drilled the holes, cut out a rectangle on the bottom of the frame where the holes were and he welded the nuts on this cut out piece. Welded the rectangle nut piece back in the frame and now she bolts up like a C3. I tried to get more pictures but he just builds and doesn't stop, kind of like the energizer bunny. Wouldn't even let me by him lunch. He is truly one of the great guys.

Thanks again Rhett. I owe you big time. I've referenced his build thread before and encourage you to read it if you have never done so.

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Warming up the garage.



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Bottom side. As stated, kept moving so I didn't get many photos.






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Nicely done
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Met Rhett and his beautiful '67 at Cars and Coffee (Classic BMW) last year. Real gentleman and a fabulous car. Yours is coming along nicely...weather has been co-operating. Going for a ride right now
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Looks great, Chris!

Rhett is a machine!
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where did you get the new flanges?
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Thanks guys. He did great job.

Early, I got the frame flanges from Paragon.
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Very nice Chris!

Looks like it's coming along very nicely.

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That is some nice smart work. Dennis
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All the bonding seams have been glassed and gaps are pretty much aligned. Edith has been going over the car in detail and finding little cracks she does not like, i.e. the circled one in the headlight bucket pic. Should have the gel coat next week. The hood looks high near the nose but the stops are not in and when held level it is straight around all edges. Hope to get the frame out to blast and powder coat in two weeks. My youngest son managed to total his 2007 4cyl accord with 69,000 miles so I am probably going to be on a slow down for a bit. The main thing is that he is okay and wasn't hurt. I've never seen the hat break off a rotor. Somehow managed to break the rotor in three pieces and not break any lug nuts, bend the wheel or flatten the tire but did twist the subframe.




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