Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby Yoshi » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:37 am

M20_fever wrote:I would just find something else to spend it on. Drugs maybe?


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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby M20_fever » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:04 pm

maybe...drugs first though.
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby M20_fever » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:18 pm

Getting the ass end mocked up. Turns out the trunk pan I bought isn't a full pan...you can see the gap between the fenders and the edge of the pan on both sides...ugh. Doesn't look like you can buy just that part either, so my options are either buy another full pan ($$$) or Fab filler panels and weld them in which is probably what's going to happen.


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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby Yoshi » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:15 pm

gah I wish I could get all that fresh metal for the E30. It's so nice and sexy. So well painted from the factory too!
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby M20_fever » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:23 pm

you can still get just about every piece of sheet metal for an e30 new from the dealer, down to the roof. Is it worth what they charge? Probably not while there are still so many good shells to salvage from.
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby Yoshi » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:19 pm

I want a new shock tower... prob costs more than the car is worth.
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby M20_fever » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:25 pm

Probably. Why not just cut one from a donor car?
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby Yoshi » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:29 pm

gotta find one of those where it's ok to cut that area out.
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby M20_fever » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:59 pm

Craigslist. I found a couple people with shells that were willing to let me cone cut stuff off.
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby Yoshi » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:10 pm

True. not many ppl around me are parting out E30s though. Plus if you cut that part out, it isn't a rolling shell anymore. Makes it harder to haul to a junk yard.
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby M20_fever » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:21 am

coming along, mostly tacked together, still some massaging to do.

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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby Yoshi » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:51 am

tack weld and seam sealer?
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby M20_fever » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:23 am

huh? It will all be full welded once everything is lined up perfect.
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby Yoshi » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:38 am

I was wondering. Some guys seam seal. Full welding takes out the give. I dunno much about that level of body work lol.
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Re: Project Phoenix - A Chevelle rises from the ashes

Postby M20_fever » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:07 pm

yeah this extent of bodywork is new to me too. Most of what you see will be fully welded or leaded in, the rest will be stitch welded with some seam sealer.
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