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Username Post: 29 years later .... 1960 Impala build progress        (Topic#324393)
60Impala1837 
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02-04-19 07:13 AM - Post#2758957    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Thanks for the encouragement. I can't wait til the trunk is done either !! It's slow going but its nice to see the panels going in.

Jim
'60 Impala Sport Coupe, 283/pg
Former:
'65 BelAir (355 / 350 hp)
'68 Caprice (donor)
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60Impala1837 
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02-10-19 06:52 PM - Post#2759590    
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More progress on center trunk panel ..... had to add a 1/8" repair strip and weld across some big gaps because I butchered the cut on this area of the new panel. Lesson Learned - don't make final cuts until you are sure the panel test fit is fully seated on the braces.

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Jim
'60 Impala Sport Coupe, 283/pg
Former:
'65 BelAir (355 / 350 hp)
'68 Caprice (donor)
My Pictures


 
TYTILIDIE 
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TYTILIDIE
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02-10-19 06:54 PM - Post#2759591    
    In response to 60Impala1837

Looks like you're welding kind of cold. I'd crank it up some. I actually turn mine up to 5 (out of 7) when doing sheet. Makes for a lot less grinding later. Looks like it's coming together.

1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

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60Impala1837 
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02-10-19 07:06 PM - Post#2759593    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Thanks for the advice. I'm still learning and appreciate the help. I had it cranked up when I was hitting those plug welds into the 16g braces but turned it down when i went back to butt welds with bigger gaps. I'll bump it up on the next round.

Jim
'60 Impala Sport Coupe, 283/pg
Former:
'65 BelAir (355 / 350 hp)
'68 Caprice (donor)
My Pictures


 
60Impala1837 
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02-17-19 08:02 PM - Post#2760160    
    In response to 60Impala1837

Welds came out pretty good after grinding.....

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Jim
'60 Impala Sport Coupe, 283/pg
Former:
'65 BelAir (355 / 350 hp)
'68 Caprice (donor)
My Pictures


 
Brushwolf 
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02-20-19 05:22 PM - Post#2760384    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Yep, keep the pics coming.. I have to do the same thing in my 60 Impala hardtop (plus full floor which has arrived).

My car was TX/AR origin so I think most of my braces are ok and floor/trunk rust was from water sitting in it which I have found is a whole different ball game than repairing rust from salt.

Wish I could inspect my rear trunk corners for comparison, but currently up to our eyeballs in snow in MN with about a foot just today.

I already am more confident I can handle some of the rust I wasn't sure how to handle though, thanks to having pic examples of how some of these trickier repairs can be accomplished.



 
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