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restoring a rusty car? #1881015
07/29/15 07:02 PM
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okay i have a 1970 dodge charger anyway its super rusty i parted it out once long ago.

Now i have heard people say you should put car in a jig if you have not much to weld to the car sure will need both qarter panels tail panel trunk rear frame rails the roof deck filler is good. I believe the the floors are saveable but i would like to put new full floor in also my thinking about fixing this car is it will cost alot im also toying with the idea of building rotisorie to put it on or would a jig be better and does anyone know if they sell jigs for such a thing or have a picture of one so i could build one

Re: restoring a rusty car? [Re: bigblockbryan] #1881056
07/29/15 07:56 PM
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Sounds like a lot of work for a car missing most of its parts. If you love doing that type of work go for it, I'm sure you know you won't get your money back on it.

Re: restoring a rusty car? [Re: ademon] #1881077
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Figured I post a pic

Re: restoring a rusty car? [Re: bigblockbryan] #1881163
07/29/15 09:48 PM
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I'm doing the same with a 69. Go to dodgecharger.com . Lots of guys doing the samething on cars probably rustier than yours, you would be amazed. I put mine on jack stands. I used the head unit from a survey transit mounted on the floor to check the height side to side.
I dropped a plumb to the floor so I could measure an x pattern at several spots to see that it was square. There are some frame diagrams ask someone to post them

Re: restoring a rusty car? [Re: bigblockbryan] #1881661
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X-brace everything. Welded in, or you will never get it square- straight again. Your concrete floor is your plate. Drill and tamp in anchor-bolts on floor then build your brackets to align the car off these floor bolts. After making brackets, try to move car, if it moves, more cross bracing. I make story-poles(conduit pipe with pointed ends) to measure all reference points, you can forget measurements but that pole don't change.if you're off 1/8 here and 1/8 there nothing will line up properly again. So before anything is cut off look over the part carefully to se how to get new piece back to the same spot. If you cut it all off at the same time you better have a ton of jigs with alignments points off the car, wall, floor, pole anything stationary. The whole car is a structural member, remove any part and it will flex Good luck

Re: restoring a rusty car? [Re: ademon] #1882143
07/31/15 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted By ademon
Sounds like a lot of work for a car missing most of its parts. If you love doing that type of work go for it, I'm sure you know you won't get your money back on it.


Agreed. You would be time and money ahead by buying one already done or at least a solid project. I know that sounds like a lot of money but add up what all that repro metal is worth, plus fabbing your rotisserie, jigs, not to mention your time, welding gas, wire, cutting wheels, etc.

Re: restoring a rusty car? [Re: bigblockbryan] #1882309
07/31/15 03:15 PM
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Here is a link to a topic I started last year where I posted pictures of a Charger we did that was pretty rotted away. I also explained how I supported and braced it.
I put on a roof, floors, wheel housings, rear body panel, quarters, doors, fenders, etc. Lots of fabrication needed for those pieces you just can't buy, or to make the pieces you can buy fit like they're supposed to.
On this car the original hood, trunk lid and one rocker were retained.

http://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/showthread.php?80425-Body-Building-101-1968-Charger

Lots more pictures are posted here.
www.barrsrestoration.com


Re: restoring a rusty car? [Re: bigblockbryan] #1882473
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www.thepunctuationguide.com/
This may help you if you need to punctuate a sentence and may help when people read your posts so they can read it and understand what you are saying and that way you may get more people to answer your question and then you might be able to get more responses to your question that may help you with your car.

LOL just had to do it.

Re: restoring a rusty car? [Re: bigblockbryan] #1882527
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pics Bryan?

Re: restoring a rusty car? [Re: StrkrDart69] #1882544
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Originally Posted By StrkrDart69
www.thepunctuationguide.com/
This may help you if you need to punctuate a sentence and may help when people read your posts so they can read it and understand what you are saying and that way you may get more people to answer your question and then you might be able to get more responses to your question that may help you with your car.

LOL just had to do it.







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