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  1. Rust in the bed of my 77

    Body Restoration
    Posted this under a previous heading which was a bit crap and didn't really describe the problem, so reposting again. There's a bit of rust coming up in the bed (right up the front, near where the bolted panel is right behind the window). Also the tiniest bit starting to show under the rear...
  2. salvaging and storing doors

    Body Restoration
    I'm in the process of dis-assembling my '82 parts truck. The fenders and doors are in great shape for the age but I want to get them out of the weather. I was going to remove the doors by pulling the hinge pins and just un-bolt the front quarters. Is it worth it to cut off the rear...
  3. 1971 rusty smugglers HELP!

    Body Restoration
    So I know where I can over pay for the lift access panel and the bed panel, eventually I'll know whats underneath all of this rusted mess so I can determine what do do about supports etc. , but for now might any of you have any suggestions for the smugglers area?:neutral: GOT A TON MORE...
  4. Must Rid Rust!

    Body Restoration
    Hola Amigos! Just got off work and since it's a nice sunny day I thought why not share the project I'm doing in the next 2 hours. A little rust repair and chrom shining. Here's some pics of the wheels and the rust spots. as always your advice will be taken into consideration...
  5. Wanting good doors and quarter panels 78-87

    Wanted Items
    Like it says, looking for good doors and quarter panels. Thanks
  6. To paint or primer?!

    Body Restoration
    Hey guys, I have a roll cage that is currently sitting in my garage. Unfortunately, my new garage sucks, and this stuff is starting to rust. Can I sand it down, paint it, and clear coat it, and be good? Or do I need to sand, primer, paint, then clear coat? I just want the stuff to not rust, not...
  7. Can You Patch Rusty Frame Rails?

    Body Restoration
    I have a 79 ec conquista and the rear frame rails are kinda rusty. The passenger side rail aint too bad but the driver side has some holes... Is it possible to patch the frame rails with some sheet metal or a patch? Can i keep the whole car assembled and not have to take parts off or have the...
  8. 78 Roof Panel

    Body Restoration
    I've been searching around , with no luck finding a replacement roof panel for my 78 el camino . I have only found weld in replacements for 68-72 . My original idea was to cut out the rusted panel , and have a sheet metal replacement formed and welded in its place. I need some direction ...
  9. '65 El Camino Smugglers Box Panel (also called a bed access lift panel)

    Body Restoration
    Hi all, Somebody (everybody?) Knows what I'm talking about here; the smugglers box panel, aka bed access lift panel, aka the never ending headache is not available for 64-66 re-pop ANYWHERE. The one that I have is pitted (a lot)! I sandblasted the rust and then treated it with Piclex rust...
  10. 5th gen leaking.

    Body Restoration
    My 1985 El Camino is leaking when it rains or if I take it to the car wash. I have found where it is leaking on the inside but wondering if anyone knows where its coming from on the outside. I'm afraid to just fix the problem on the inside because I feel if I keep the water from leaking it will...
  11. Mid body mount rust repair/smugglers box

    Body Restoration
    I was going to install my new carpet today, most of the interior was already removed from when the body work was done. I go to removed the carpet out of the smugglers box, and I see two rust holes on both sides about midway through the smugglers box, about the size of a baseball. Both of the...
  12. Caballero frame damage..

    Body Restoration
    There's a 78 Caballero I'm looking at which has no motor or trans, but looks good for a restoration..However there is one slight problem. Location: The driver's side rear wheel..I'm not sure what the actual term for the part is(CV joint maybe?), but it looks to be either a part of the frame, or...
  13. Can I Weld Over Pinhole Rust to Repair

    Body Restoration
    I just gutted the interior of 1985 EC and cleaned up the floorboards. Everything looks almost like brand new except the "foot well" (it would be a foot well if my EC was instead a malibu wagon) behind the passenger seat where water accumulated over several years from a hold in the bed. In this...
  14. 1959-60 camino body panels

    Wanted Items
    I need the panel that is under the rear window / window track call tim Lee 972-353-5555 or shot me an email
  15. Other cars that patch pieces could be cut from for behind the doors?

    Body Restoration
    My '79 Elky unfortunately has some pretty bad body rust between the doors and the rear wheel well. Since I'm operating on a shoestring budget and the actual patch panels are definitely not in that budget, I'm hoping to find a car in a salvage yard that I can cut the pieces from to weld in...
  16. 68 Cowl+Dash Junction repair

    Body Restoration
    Does anyone have thoughts on how to repair this? The cowl area itself looks fine with the exception of where the water used to stand at the bottom of the windshield rest area. Also, i see there are patch panels for 67s. I'm just wondering if theres an easier way to fix this area without totally...
  17. Wanted: Portion of 5th generation bed floor

    Wanted Items
    I am in the midst of restoring my 5th generation bed (i.e., 1985). I have some small rust spots that I want to replace with welded in patches. As a result, I am looking for a section of 5th generation bed in very good to excellent condition to use to create patch panels. Dimensions of the bed...
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