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Username Post: Seeking HELP!        (Topic#358058)
Forktech 
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09-15-19 11:10 AM - Post#2775577    

I have obtained a 70 Chevelle and have been rebuilding it slowly but surly. I have all the frame and power-train built and back in. Started working on the body and had a body tech referred to me. After talking with him, decided to go ahead. Trunk pan, inner and outer wheelhouse's, L & R quarter panels, everything on the back removed. He started back together and I don't know if he lost interest, way in over his head or what happened, but after he got the wheel houses and truck panel in, he just seems lost. I am now at the point I need to move forward, but am at a loss as I know how it is supposed to go, but lack the knowledge or information to proceed.
Can anyone help me by pointing me in the right direction so I can get this beauty ready for "The Boss". Yeah, it belongs to the wife, i just get to build it.
HELP!!!!



 


Shepherd 
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09-15-19 01:53 PM - Post#2775590    
    In response to Forktech

Welcome to the forum. Not sure what advice you seek. Obviously you need to get it to someone willing to finish the job.



Edited by Shepherd on 09-15-19 01:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Mel Foye 
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09-15-19 09:27 PM - Post#2775620    
    In response to Forktech

Did you pay him in advance? Try to run down Tom Parsons in Mustang. He has a 70ish Chevelle, has good knowledge and is helpful to others. He may know someone even.



 
Forktech 
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09-16-19 11:15 AM - Post#2775646    
    In response to Shepherd

I really don't know if it will help, but I am told there is a measurement chart that will give you measurements to make sure body panels are aligned, but have not been able to locate one.

From what I can see, the new trunk-pan and wheelhouses are back in the original position. And the left quarter panel is very close. The right quarter panel is still off by about an inch, so know i need to tweak something somewhere, just not sure where.



 
Forktech 
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09-16-19 11:20 AM - Post#2775647    
    In response to Mel Foye

I will see if I can contact Tom Parsons and see what he might have to offer.

No, I got burned before, so only paid him for the work he had done. It was one of those, work 3 hours, come back 2 week later and work 4...ect.

I am tring to get in contact with a body shop where I live, as he reworks classic cars, but is very hard to get ahold of him...

Thanks!



 
elcamino 
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09-17-19 06:47 AM - Post#2775701    
    In response to Forktech

Many shops don't want to work on things others started. It can a be a can of worms as its often revealed later that something was done wrong or shoddy and the work turns out to be way more than anyone thought or is willing to pay for.

I wish you luck.

Mike
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