A few days later I got onto sanding mainly because it was bugging the hell out of me. At this point in time everything is ready to have the first coat of primer (except the engine bay and rear quarter)
This is why the rear isnt sanded and was needing to be replaced... instead of being a little patch spot for us, the whole thing was bondo... well okay most of it was bondo.
At this point in time my classes and work really started to add up and my dad got sick... so we didnt work on it... but during that time i decided to order some of the parts that we would be needing like the front end rebuild kit and the new quarter.
Here is where things started to get a little scary for me, I just paid $320 bucks (100 was shipping) for this panel.... and I only needed the bottom half! so I had one chance to cut this thing properly.
It worked out great! Not a problem, I then proceeded to flange it and grind some slits into the ends so that we could start test fitting. But you cant test fit without cutting out the old panel soo
The little trimmings that you see are actually gone now, it is all ready to have the rust preventative sprayed in. The panel fits all snugly just needs to be crimped a little and then the welding will begin!
This is how far I have gotten but really that quarter panel is the largest and most time consuming project that will be on this entire car. Most of the things that are left are small but there are a lot of them. The trunk is really good looking, there is one hole near the top that should be able to be filled in with two tacks then just grind them. Weld up the driveshaft that we have for the car, throw down new carpet, new trunk mat, put seat covers on, put on a dash cap, rebuild engine (but some guy will take care of that), get exhaust done (someone will do that too), primer sand primer sand primer sand, paint sand paint sand paint sand
. I believe that will be 90 to 99% of everything that needs to be done. Glad to be on the forum and look to see what you guys have to say!