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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote EzCruiser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Aug 2010 at 5:36pm
Great progress!!!  I love seeing this z coming together!!!
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Man yall are killing it, great job! Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Braden620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Aug 2010 at 10:51pm
SAWEEEEEEET MAN!!!!! holy geeze thats excatly what i had in mind!!!! super duper happy to see this scott, thanks for posting and keep it up!!!!!!!!
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i have a 82 thats in ruff shape also  i need a set of wheels for it so i can move it around
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can't believe this car was that rusty seeing the outside shell. Good job and looking good.
"Cars are like underwear, one for every day of the week and extras just in case you need them".
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holy crap. really nice work.
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I know.  Someone had repaired some of the rusted areas it at some point and I think it ultimately caused it to become worse.  I think most people would have considered it a lost cause and I would have too except for wanting a real challenge with little to lose except my time and also having access to a fabrication shop.  Its still not out of the woods, but once the front frame rails are repaired I will be feeling much better about it.   
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Scott you got any updated pictures? Big smile
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i spoke with scott through e mail and he said he has made alot of progress, he should be posting up anytime he gets a chance, i cant wait though

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Hey guys.  I finally go back to work on the Z.  I first had to clean up my shop and reorganize all of the parts after doing a lot of woodworking.  Luckily, my 12 year old is usually willing to help.

We then cut out and replaced the front bumper mounting brackets and I then cut out and replaced the passenger-side front suspension cross member mounting pocket (just as I had done on the driver- side).  I just felt these were too rusted and had been repaired too many times to trust them.

Once the frame rail was opened, I reinforced and treated for rust.

My son did a lot of grinding for me and I even began to teach him how to weld.  He welded a little bit on the bumper mounting brackets and then went to town on a pile of scrap pieces.

After welding out the frame rail repair, I began to remove all of the old inner fender undercoating.  I had been dreading this because every time I had tried to grind it, it turned to gum and clogged up the sanding discs.  I did discover that I could score it with a utility knife and chip it off with a chisel.  The passenger side is almost removed and then I will grind down to bare metal for priming.

I will post photos soon.  I thought I had talked my son into making frequent updates, but he changed his mind - kids! 
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