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Kris

69 Convertible build

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I've been on this site for a long time and haven't made a build progress page so I figured it was about time I got around to doing it. My car has been off the road since 1975 and was stored inside an upholstery shop since the early 80's. I attached a picture of what it looked like when I first rolled it out of the building, it has 53,000 original miles. I've had the car since 2010 but progress was slow due to moving from Texas to Oklahoma. I had to put the car in storage for a yr and a half after I moved until we bought a new house so I had somewhere to put it. After that I got busy working on the house and building a shop so I had a place to work on my car. Now that most of my non car projects are completed I have been back working on the 69 trying to get the body work finished up so I can get it back on the road. Nearly all the parts that on the car have been rebuilt and are ready to install. I still have a little body work to do but can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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New floors installed and my son being my helper drilling out the rear seat back spot welds to work on the axle tunnel. I didn’t get any pictures of the repairs made to the tunnel but have some with the seat back pulled out and reinstalled. Replaced the taillight panel also. 

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On 5/20/2019 at 3:37 AM, mustangstofear said:

I love the new 2019 :)

Fixed it for you Rick, Rob, Rich...whoever.

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So Kris, after checking out your pics including your garage, I take it your favorite color is green. 

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Finished the passenger side quarter panel this weekend. Also patched the rear seat pan and installed the dual exhaust reinforcement panels. Tonight I finished patching a section of the firewall where the clutch rod damaged it. The. Cleaned the toe boards and got it primed. I’m about 85% done with metal work now. Still have to replace the passenger side fresh air vent panel, finish welding in the new floor pans from under the car and patch a small rust section on the trunk lid. 

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Kris, nice work.  While you are at it, highly recommend you wrap your inner shock towers and install the "dogbone" stiffeners on the outside of the shock towers.  After you do that, drill them for the 1" Shelby drop if you are keeping the stock A Arm suspension.  

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