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  • after the expensive, FJ$0 news, (not a typo).... I got to work on this
    started welding in the bottom patch panel

    for those wondering if this is show-car-level, absolutely not


    worked on this corner (and it was my work that caused the damage)



    yeah this didn't work



    not the big slide hammer either



    See the black lines? that is where the bend should be


    it was time to go neanderthal and cut then beat it back into some better shape



    me like big hammer, me do this more often....

    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    • Sometimes I find it easier to just cut out the bad section and either pound it out and weld back in, or weld in new metal. Dents like that one drive me nuts trying to pull.

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      • Originally posted by 1946Austin View Post
        Sometimes I find it easier to just cut out the bad section and either pound it out and weld back in, or weld in new metal. Dents like that one drive me nuts trying to pull.
        it's close enough, I may need to do one shrink, but at this point it's within bondo distance (meaning 1/8" of bondo thickness)..... had the slice not worked, chopping it off would be the next step. I think I found another wagon in S. Dakota, but I'm not 100% sure it would save me any time because it's a solid 20 hours of driving to go get it (not to mention the cost and driving to S. Dakota in the dead of winter)...
        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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        • Here's one in a warmer climate you might call them about? Maybe they'd sell the main body shell cheap?
          Arizona.

          https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Buick-...8AAOSw4-lake1A

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          • I sent them an email (the phone number is deleted by ebay), and their 'name' narrows the search down to 3 listed wrecking yards (and who knows if these folks are listed).

            thanks
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            • Only my opinion - if it one of the 3 big junkyards in Arizona - it won't be cheap may not even be any good. Not all their stuff lived its entire life in the desert.
              Last edited by cstmwgn; December 3, 2019, 03:32 PM.

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              • Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post
                Only my opinion - if it one of the 3 big junkyards in Arizona - it won't be cheap may not even be any good. Not all their stuff lived its entire life in the desert.
                I agree, but we will see - it would be nice to get a right side....
                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                • a change of pace




                  remarkably clean inside


                  cam is worn, but not bad for 200k


                  and bagged for the night


                  now to work on the firewall...


                  part of this was to get the engine parts on the motor but I also need to get the firewall finished and painted... then I can start permanent assembly and more importantly make it a running vehicle
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                  • a bit worn



                    I think I bought the wrong flexplate



                    pan fits well, though

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                    • Will you end up replacing the cam and timing set? Since it's this far apart I'd probably at least do the timing set.

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                      • I have a new cam, oil pump, timing chain, and springs for it.
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                          I have a new cam, oil pump, timing chain, and springs for it.
                          I'll be following along. Hope to get the same done to mine before year end.
                          Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                          74 Nova Project
                          66 Mustang GT Project

                          92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                          79 Chevy Truck Project
                          1956 Cadillac Project

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                          • first step, clean the motor
                            reminder

                            cleaner applied

                            and clean


                            going to paint it a Detroit diesel green because, why not?
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                            • Much more better!

                              Dan

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                              • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

                                going to paint it a Detroit diesel green because, why not?

                                because PINK, that's why!!!

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