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Old 04-13-2019, 07:52 AM
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Moving towards building myself a new rolling chassis complete for my 1974 Convertible and thought I might ask you folks what you have done with your builds.
Did you do anything special with your frame while it was off the car?
Did you paint or powder coat, or POR-15 the frame?
Did you change out the body mounts?
Did you beef up the welding seams?
Add or replace any gussets?
Show your work and lets have a chassis fun day.
And thank you in advance for sharing.
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Just sandblasting and powdercoat, no other mods.



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this is a 65 build. just sand blasted and powder coated

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Hi David! Working on mine now and I did do the full frame weld plus added gussets at the lower control arm mounting points. Then had the frame sand blasted and powder coated. Oh and thanks for dropping the box for the core support off at John's.





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In process but doing it old-school. Hand prep followed by rust encapsulator, then chassis black. If I had the $ and a convenient provider I would have loved to have it dipped, blasted, and powder coated but it is not to be. I also welded all seams and added gussets.
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In process but doing it old-school. Hand prep followed by rust encapsulator, then chassis black. If I had the $ and a convenient provider I would have loved to have it dipped, blasted, and powder coated but it is not to be. I also welded all seams and added gussets.
That was my original plan too but I had a local place that would sandblast and powder coat frame, suspension parts and a couple of other things for $550.00. I didn't set out to completely remove the body to replace the body mounts but that is where I ended up. It makes you feel much better adding the gussets and welding the frame when you see how bad some of the factory welds are done.I did that too. Good luck on your project!
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Had this guy I know named David restore mine. He did a pretty good job on it!

Sent him this rusty ol thing


Got back this nicely restored chassis
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Cleaned the frame up myself using hand wire brushes and rotary wheels, welded up most of the seams, fixed some cracked areas, painted with a POR-like rust-preventative paint called Chassis Black. Here is a pic right before mating the two back together:

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