As to length of time, I'm 8 months into the planned year on my frame-off,
mine- through neglect (my own as well as the DPOs) is more of a total recon
(last estimate, the left door handle will be original...) and am now tacking
6 more months onto the estimate, primarily because I've found jigging the
body tub for welding to be a tad more daunting than I thought, especially
since its for full floor, rockers, A&B posts, sills and possibly windshield
frame... Basically, once you start the job you'll find daylight showing
through LOTS of places...
And don't let Andre kid ya'- he may be a po' bastid' but he's got the likes
of Liv and the other Great White North Resto Crew for friends- he'll be
enjoying his ride long before the likes of us! *grin*
"Any drive you don't return from on a tow truck was a good one..."
'77 (mostly) 1500 "Ol' Yeller"
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Andre Rousseau
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 8:50 PM
To: Spit List
Subject: Re: Body off resto
Larry, I'm doing a frame up restore right now.
It takes time to do it right.
I mean if you worked on it 7 days a week, 10hrs a day you could do the job
in 2 months. But this is a labour of love. Well it is for me, plus I'm a
poor bastard with no money :)
Anyhow take a look at my site it will give you an idea of the work involved.
Lots of pictures
on 8/15/02 9:55 PM, Larry Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I have a question for you listers, that have stripped the body, repaired,
> painted, then reassembled.
> I have a '73 Spit. I have driven it and know the clutch and transmission
> bad. I have been buying parts for the last year or so, but haven't done
> anything more than remove the seats and carpet to inspect the floorpan.
> The floor is solid except for a crack, from the driver seat, left front
> mount to the door panel and a pinhole in the driver floor area. I was
> scraping off the rust bumps with a screwdriver when I saw daylight!
> Here is my question. I just got permission to use a 50X100 foot building,
> next to my house. I told the guy I would only need it for a couple of
> months. Is that enough time to remove and strip the body, paint it and
> reinstall it?
> I bought a mig welder, big compressor and have plenty of tools, but
> bought a paint sprayer yet.
> I know this is kind of vague, but is two months enough time for this and
> since the windshield is good can you remove it without destroying the
"This car is making me a little crazy."
Andre Rousseau - Ottawa Canada
1968 Triumph GT6 MK I
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