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    Quote Originally Posted by 91grandmarquis View Post
    The sheer amount of patience you must have amazes me, I thought the body work I did was a lot to save a car, you my friend are truly devoted.
    Thank you

    Devoted is easy when you enjoy it! I keep thinking of the end product!!!

    I've had plenty of practice with rusty cars here in the UK

    Oh for a bit of sunshine! Then I'll show you devotion!

    Onwards and upwards....................

    This is the back of the outer rocker with the inner rocker cut off.



    You can actually see where the water has entered at the top and run down and spread out. The bottom of the outer rocker panels are almost rust free.

    In my opinion this is entirelty due to the water being held by that black foam stuff that is injected in for sound deadening. I will make sure this foam is removed from the other side and thoroughly rustproofed also.

    This is where I think the water is entering. Through this plug.



    Check yours guys!

    Andy.

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    I really enjoy reading your thread so far. dam that sure hides a lot of rust. glad you got the skills

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    I've done bags and body drops and things on several trucks but never got around to doing it on a panther. Just layed it down and got some measurements and did a lil brain storming on whats would need to happen to make it lay. On the front I think you can do it with some trimming of the spring pocket and notching the lower a arms will lay the front on a 27'' tall tire which you said you want 20's or better a 255/35/20 is 27 inches tall. I am pretty sure thats the tallest tire that will fit under the hood line when laying frame. Or if your wanting a bigger wheel a 255/25/22 is also 27'' tall. Now in the rear the problem is the 4 link mounts are kinda like right where you need to cut for a notch and such, So it may require you to build you own 4 link in place of the stock after you get the notch made or a 2 link and a watts something like that. Just some things I have noticed if a person where to make one lay frame what would be required.


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    I enjoy body work very much as well actually, but I do have my times when I question why the hell Im doing this.

    Funny story about the rear quarters on my car, I had it backed on to ramps to do the body work and add metal etc, well after a week of after school toiling and tons of coats of bondo and putty it was time to take it off the ramps. I pulled the car off and heard the ramp shoot out, not a huge deal as it happens quite a bit on our cement floors, well the suspension was so soft it bottomed out on the ramp and crimped the quarter to hell, popping the new metal off and destroying all the work. It was one of those times you just walk away for a bit.
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    Had a few days off due to the weather and working. But had a chance tonight to cut the new inner sill (rocker) out of the correct 2mm plate steel and drill it for plug welding. Here it is clamped in place





    Welded in



    I have a week off from tomorrow so should get quite a bit done. Unfortunately Scott hasn't come through with the spacers for the body mounts. So I am now stuffed for at least 2 weeks while I design and make some.

    It would be something if he would let me know by email or PM whats happening, but he doesn't. 2 weeks later and I am no further. Disappointing since he offered help in the first place.

    Andy.

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    Anyway, further progress made yesterday and today.
    Etch primed and painted the inner sill/rocker red!



    Heres the old inside of the outer sill/rocker



    and the partially blasted and rewelded one!! You can see the patches butt welded in.





    Here it is sealed, etch primed and painted red inside.





    Here we are clamped ready for welding



    and finally welded in



    and painted white temporarily



    Andy.

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    How about this for progress!

    Before



    After





    The brown stuff inside is dinitrol 3125 rustproofer and to make it get into all the seams I heat it with a hot air gun until it drips out everywhere.

    Andy.

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    Nicely done.
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    nice work mang that great progress

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    Phew. Feel knackered after a few days so called holiday! I actually work harder in my hols than when I'm at work!

    Anyway, where did I get to? Oh yes, the c post rust.
    Here is the bottom of the C post clamped into place



    Welded





    Primed ready for a spot of filler and paint



    Now onto the final bit of welding (or so I thought) before the frame goes back, which is the inner rocker/sill. I know its rusty inside because I've seen it when looking down, but how bad?

    So 1 long cut later and the bottom bit is gone





    Looks a bit dodgy at the front, so out with my chisel and oops!



    Here is the inner panel cut out a bit more so I can see inside and the true extent of the rot



    Andy.

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    Now I really need to cut right to the front, but I can't because the body is being supported there. Hmmmm? I know, I'll media blast the inside as much as I can and then rustproof it till I can get the frame on then remove the fender and cut off the base and reconstruct.

    Heres an interesting shot from the inside looking forward towards the front passenger wheelwell



    The bolt is the fender bottom one.

    Doesn't look too bad now but will still need reconstructing at some point.

    While the camera was there, heres a shot the other way inside the rockers towards the rear passenger wheel



    Still some more work to do then!!

    Andy.

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    Awesome work!! Thanks for up-dating with all these pics
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    I really wish I could do this stuff and get the rust under control to my own car.



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    mang that rust goes far

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    Your a magician.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91grandmarquis View Post
    Your a magician.
    Nah, just work hard!!

    Time to tidy up that inner panel and make a replacement to butt weld in.
    Before that its cheer me up time!

    Here are the red powder coated upper A arms for the front suspension. Look sexy!





    Okay, thats remotivated me, so lets make a new inner rocker (sill) panel. This has got to be accurate since it will be butt welded all the way round







    I have had to make it in 3 sections because I didn't have a single sheet long enough! I will weld them together first on the bench and then weld them in fully.
    The bottom will then be cut level.

    I need to treat the inside of the rockers first.

    Andy.

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    Damn dude, that's a helluva lotta work. I wish I had the time and place to do that kinda stuff to my own car.

    Interesting choice of color on the frame. With it that low to the ground with big wheels tucked in, isn't it still gonna be kinda hard to see? Unless you get wheels with a lot of open air space in the rim...I don't know, but it looks damn good. I wouldn't mind having a dark red frame, but I don't need nothing flashy.

    Keep it coming.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarquis View Post
    Damn dude, that's a helluva lotta work. I wish I had the time and place to do that kinda stuff to my own car.

    Interesting choice of color on the frame. With it that low to the ground with big wheels tucked in, isn't it still gonna be kinda hard to see? Unless you get wheels with a lot of open air space in the rim...I don't know, but it looks damn good. I wouldn't mind having a dark red frame, but I don't need nothing flashy.

    Keep it coming.
    Thanks MrMarquis

    If you think thats flash, take a look at my camaro that I built myself!!









    Might not go quite as far with this, but .................... who knows!

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    That is some damn good work, this car is going to be hot when its done. Keep it up.
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    haha I love the drive shaft.
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