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    Yes, I will be using all SPI products on this...

    Yes, I will be using all SPI products on this one. I am not familiar with Picklex, but I am familiar with using Ospho. I do realize that I have to jump through a couple of hoops prior to using SPI...
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    I have the sail panel patches and the window...

    I have the sail panel patches and the window corner patch welded in. It ain't pretty, but it's in. I spent several hours yesterday welding, grinding, and shining a light behind the panel looking...
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    And one more pic... Oh, I did get the right end...

    And one more pic...
    Oh, I did get the right end down a bit to where it needs to be. It's a little high in that shot.
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    I've finally been able to get a little bit more...

    I've finally been able to get a little bit more work done on the Chevelle. After the brief diversion with the driver side door, I'm back at the rear filler panel again. After a little tweaking, I...
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    I actually used some "SteelStik" to back up the...

    I actually used some "SteelStik" to back up the upper bushing on my aunt's S-10 Blazer. She let it go long enough that the hinge on the body was wallowed out some. She has power windows, power...
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    More pics... The door seems to fit very well. ...

    More pics...
    The door seems to fit very well. I'll need t pull the fenders off to get to the other part of the hinges to move it forward a little to clean up the gap at the back, but the body lines...
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    Nothing like a little inspiration! Thanks Henry!...

    Nothing like a little inspiration! Thanks Henry!

    Now for a couple more pics, as promised...
    These pics show the driver side door and the rusted lower corners. The outside I could deal with...
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    You are correct about today's primers, especially...

    You are correct about today's primers, especially the epoxies, being much better than what was originally on the car. I'm planning on this car having all SPI products on it when finished, including...
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    Ha! Venereal top! Love that description, lol. ...

    Ha! Venereal top! Love that description, lol.



    I'll say a big NOPE to replacing the vinyl top. That thing has caused enough carnage on this vehicle over the years. That is really the only...
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    1970 Chevelle SS 396

    This is the '70 Chevelle that I spoke of in my intro post. It's been in the family a few months longer than I have, LOL. I have been working on the driver side sail panel and the trunk filler...
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    The trunk floor is surprisingly solid. If I...

    The trunk floor is surprisingly solid. If I remember correctly, Grand-dad drilled a couple of 1/8 dia holes in the low spots of the trunk to allow the water to drain. The trunk seal appeared to be...
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    Thanks for the welcome! This SS has been in the...

    Thanks for the welcome! This SS has been in the family just a bit longer than I have. Mom and Dad bought it new, and brought me home from the hospital in it. He sold the car to his dad in '73, and...
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    I agree. The side moldings just scream "grandma"...

    I agree. The side moldings just scream "grandma" to me.

    Quick question... Where should I post pictures of my '70 Chevelle? I see "after 1970" and "before 1970"...

    Dave
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    This is what I started with. '81 Malibu wagon...

    This is what I started with. '81 Malibu wagon with a 229 V-6 & TH350 transmission. Body was straight and solid. The only rust that I had to repair was behind the rear wheels. I can't find any of...
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    New guy here

    Hello,
    I've been lurking for a while, and recently joined bother here as well as the storefront side of the house. I am currently restoring a 1970 Chevelle SS 396. At least I am when all of life's...
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    1981 Malibu Wagon

    This is the '81 Malibu wagon that I drove for a while. It was painted with Nason single stage, and was one of my first all-over paint jobs. Turned out fairly well, especially considering that it...
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