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jestes



Joined: 28 Jun 2007
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Location: South Hill

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: '56 Custom Project Reply with quote

'56 Custom Project


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This is a body that I rescued from a now closed wrecking yard in Seattle back in 1992. It was hit so hard in the passenger rear quarter that the car was rolled up on the driver side and the rain gutter was crushed.
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There's a ton of filler in that quarter!
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jestes



Joined: 28 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'56 Custom Project


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First thing to do is fix the inside of the quarter. This was some sloppy work, but what do you expect from an 18 year old?
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Here you see the old metal all cut out.
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The new piece is all welded in!
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jestes



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'56 Custom Project


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I got the quarter cut out and found a bunch of rust behind it. The car sat with no windows in the wrecking yard for a few years.
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The majority of the rust has all be blasted away. It's gonna take some work to replace the soft metal though.
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The outside portion of the heater channel is finished. I still need to do some work from the back. But I have to pull the body off the pan for that.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'56 Custom Project


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The inside is almost finished. You can see a few pin holes in the bottom of the B-post that still need some work.
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The top side of the passenger heater channel is all finished.
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ovalback_vw



Joined: 02 Jun 2006
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Location: Metaline Falls, Wa

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice job, a very sweet oval, be proud of it, be very proud-------chris Arrow Arrow Cool Cool Cool
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SprÝ Norsk



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
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Location: Oly

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Oval back to the street, just do the car a favour and ditch those poor front fenders

What year pan?
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Jeronimo Villalta



Joined: 18 May 2006
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Location: Spokane, Wash.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:14 am    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

thanks for the pic......wow
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CustomVW



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Hillyard off market st. and gordon

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which yard? Brian's?
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jestes



Joined: 28 Jun 2007
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Location: South Hill

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SprÝ Norsk wrote:
Another Oval back to the street, just do the car a favour and ditch those poor front fenders

What year pan?


I like the front fenders, I think they turned out quite well. The pan is a '69.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CustomVW wrote:
Which yard? Brian's?


I think the place was called Alsop. It was in Everett not far off I-5.

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dean



Joined: 23 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice ride! Wink
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jestes



Joined: 28 Jun 2007
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Location: South Hill

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'56 Custom Project - Finally back at it!


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As you can see, the new quarter skin has been cut and tacked in place.
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There is still some work to do on the back edge where the deck lid meets the fender. After that is cut and tacked in, I need to get a piece for the bottom of the quarter and rebuild the door jam.
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CustomVW



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Hillyard off market st. and gordon

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do me a favour, don't call everett Seattle ever again. It's like calling deer park Spokane. Silly willy
But your doing great with the car.....rust repair is never fun.
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vwrus66



Joined: 04 Jun 2008
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Location: Springdale, WA

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work looks good!
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jestes



Joined: 28 Jun 2007
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Location: South Hill

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'56 Custom Project


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The entire quarter has now been replaced and everything is tacked in. All that's left is final welding and a ton of grinding.
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The top edge of the quarter has been rebuilt. Everything is tacked into place and will be welded soon.
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