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    Sxn 909

    So far, I am still finding out how bad it is. Starting to wonder about getting a new body (or part of) from these guys, but that'll have to wait. They are making the dogleg parts for the rear of the 4Dr hardtops - a part no-one was making when I first started looking for sheetmetal, about 10 years ago.

    So I thought I'd drop the rear screen out to see how bad it was - it's baaaad.

    All the patches and bodges tell a story as you can see different welding - some gas, some electric and all done before it was customary to seam weld everything with MIG (or even TIG). This is going to take a while and I'm still wondering if the body's just too far gone. As the screen is the same size as the convertible I was thinking of making a convertible - but it's all just dreaming really!




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    John - is this a 56 Sport Sedan?

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    It is indeed - 210 model, been here all its life.

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    At over 10 grand for a new body, PLUS shipping, I would happily spend a year repairing what already there. I agree it looks bad, but think of the satisfaction.

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    I'm just a bit daunted - at this rate there's not going to be much left to weld anything too!

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    Hi John i totaly agree with Streetfighter its a lot of money to spend .If you break it down into sections (cut it out then weld in new ) it won,t seem so daunting breaking it to smaller sections .You will be pleased as punch if you do it your self .If you think it is too daunting ask a few questions on here there is some top class work going on .Good luck John and keep the faith Cheers Neil
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    The work is scary but do-able. Having known the car 'back then' it would be good to see it done.

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    I have a spare passenger side dog-leg section, if you want?

    As said, a lot of work and worse than mine, but it is do-able! Good luck and keep the pics coming so we can remotely support your progress!
    If I wasn't meant to go that fast, the pedal would only go half way!

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    I tend to pick a starting point, front/back and slowly work through the car, every section completed gives you satisfaction and encouragement to carry on, starting all over the place tends to become daunting and can get overwhelming and cause you to consider giving up.

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    John, brace it well before going further. Even the glass will give support on something with as much rot as yours, especially with it being a 4 door pillarless. Ignore the rot on the body & get the sills, floors & outriggers done first (leave the doors on and keep checking for fit at all stages, if hey suddenly don't close/fit, stop and sort it.

    It is definitely do-able, but as others said, do it in stages. Inner & outer sills and bottoms of the door pillars, outriggers & floors then work your way up.

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