Long, Long Way From Done (But Getting There)

Tagged: Body, Engine

With only a few things to work out with the engine now, it’s time to get the body ready for all the work it desperately needs. Haven’t yet decided whether I’m going to yank the engine to make painting the bulkhead(firewall) easier/possible, so these panels will more than likely come off again, and knowing me, more than once.

 

So, acknowledging this as a mock up… the front wheelhouses and fenders have been attached, and the bonnet(hood) just laid on. First thing to do is to properly shim the fenders and hang the doors to get good gaps between panels and alignment of contours.

 

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Then… begins the joyous, tedious, arduous task of body filler… which I am obviuosly anticipating with glee. The boot and bonnet are both particularly dreaded; the bonnet looks as though it’s been walked over and smacked with a dot punch for no real reason, and the boot seems to curve to a different contour than the rest of the car. Fun.

 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Comments
Paul | 5th October 2010 at 1:20 pm

Hey,

Looks fabulous. Please keep posting!!! I have a ’67 400 Conv that has been in storage since the dark ages that needs the “treatment”. Every time I read one of you postings I get closer to getting to it !!!

Paul

 
Danny | 20th October 2010 at 7:14 am

Man I thought you croaked! Iam glad to see tour car is coming along. It sure does look great. Still have my 68 camaro ….still beating on it. Maybe one day I will grow up. Probably not though lol

 
Kyle Arsenault | 26th April 2011 at 8:10 pm

looks good we all need an update on your car.

Cheers,

Kyle

1967 Firebird Convert.

 
Stefan Cholewo | 5th August 2011 at 7:43 am

Har just fått hem min 67 firebird cab, dags att börja renovera

 
John | 29th August 2011 at 5:27 am

Too bad you don’t live in the states. I had two 326 hoods in great shape. I gave the best one to my buddy, and the other one is just taking up space that I need in the garage. I’m going to buy a 400 hood for my project when the time comes.

Nothing has changed on my Firebird, but I’ve made really great progress on my Jeep ZJ and Dodge Ram Charger. I spent 4 hours with a wire wheel today cleaning rust, dirt, and grime off my new to me Dana 60 front axle.

John

 
Dave | 1st December 2011 at 5:50 pm

Looks great, I have a 67 Firebird I’m restoring ground up. I have stripped, grinder, and removed everything, about to get it blasted, noticed on the left side frame, mid door, that it’s been hit, which I think has pushed in that side of body about 1/4 in. How difficult is that to repair? please reply to email, thanks

 


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