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    Posted: 02-March-2015 at 7:15AM
This is 1976 Ford Elite project Smile

Start point at summer 2014



This is situation now. Blasting with soda and glass bead makes me happy. Clean sheet metal is so nice to look and handle Tongue



Ok. There is things to do Wink




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very nice!!
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Looks like a nice project and a nice shop to boot!
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nice! was the floor pan bad? or are you doing something custom? looks great, keep the pics coming and tell us more Big smile
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I don't have radical custom ideas with the body. I think that i do bodywork most like origin. To make modification need maybe more talent than i have.

The floor was not nice at all. Rusted and repaired many times before. I find good used floor pans. I sand blasted and painted them with epoxy.

This is first picture after carpet is removed. Cry


New floor is waiting for to be installed.



I think this corners are typical spot to need repair.



Yep, it looks hard, but it is not so bad to do...



Well, I'm not a professional. Just fun to do it. And I do it my self Smile ...to be continue






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Sweet!
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looks GREAT!
 
the thing I love about the floor and underside work is... you can have fun and do it the best you can.
Not a SEEN object when all done so being perfect is NOT needed!
 
keep going it looks awesome!
 
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WOW, Now that's taking her back to her bare bones. Thanks for sharing and keep the photos coming! Clap
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As much as I have enjoyed every finished project I've done, I got greater satisfaction out of seeing new panels covered in fresh paint before assembly. Clean, pristine metal that you can immediately see results from - even if it does get hidden by carpet or other items. Every time I paint a car, I have to literally force myself not to peek at it or just sit in the paint area and bask in the fresh new look until it has cured.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

As much as I have enjoyed every finished project I've done, I got greater satisfaction out of seeing new panels covered in fresh paint before assembly. Clean, pristine metal that you can immediately see results from - even if it does get hidden by carpet or other items. Every time I paint a car, I have to literally force myself not to peek at it or just sit in the paint area and bask in the fresh new look until it has cured.
joe, you are as bad as me!!!! i do the same damn thing Wink except i can't force myself not to, so therefor i do sneek a peekBig smile
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Thank you everyone for your comments. Star

When I make this bodywork, I don't think the complete car. I only think one detail at once. It's just too much to think it all Smile

...and there is details to do. One by one Tongue

I start yesterday evening to do details to front end and focus is now in rainwater damages inside the firewall.



I have opened the firewall top channel earlier...



Point of the focus...




... and I open it and start to repair. It means to make one home made part more. After one hour I had this one.


 
Not symmetric? Yes, it is like an original... or nearly LOL

I don't have so much time at evenings, but this kind of free time activity keeps me going Smile 

To be continue...



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Clap awesome job fabricating that cowl drain piece!!!
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Great work, hienoa! Where in Finland do you live?
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Thanks,

Project location is south-west in Lapland.

Please, check Your OD mail Aatu Wink
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Beautiful work! Can't wait to see more photos
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Pictures makes things beautiful Big smile

When you add time and more time to the projects body work, it's gonna be nice. Waist of time.
Yes. Like playing Golf Big smile

My skills are from 80's when I drive daily old and rust cars.  To day I worked with basic and old style Smile

This neck was not happy to see.




I have cut it out earlier and dipped it on the citric acid and water.

It came out nice, but there was some pinholes...



I could just paint it but... it's not my style Angry

Lets do it an old way then...








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yours is in a lot better condition than mine was! nice work!
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Small steps Smile

I make paintwork and seal parts with Soudal... Sealant is one component stuff. It takes few day to dry before I can paint urethane coat on.

This take some time do do it. Neck and corners are impossible paint after neck is welded it's place again. ...and weliding it all together burns some paint.







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I have made this opera window frame some time ago, but pictures are just for fun :-)

Twin opera windows! Clap I think that Elite is only one with double operas, so I like to save them.

So, I need to cut it out...





And start to repair it...



Citron acid makes the job to clean rust out Wink



 ...And shape is still in there ...almost Big smile So, lets do it then.








I just cant wait to install this on Tongue

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You must really love that car. I truly admire your talent, and what you are doing inspires others to dig in and get theirs done.
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