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post #1 of 759 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 14, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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The Coyote... The 69 tear down

I bought this car a couple weeks back. Upon buying it, I saw that it needed a full floor pan, trunk, mini-tub, tail pan, and possibly inner rockers. The quarters have been replaced with half skins. I'm not going to lie, I was hoping I could do that, throw on some matte black paint and go cruising.

I should have known I was going to tear it down. I got touch of OCD, it's just hard for me to turn a blind eye to stuff that needs to be fixed...



Had a pretty clean interior...


The Coyote's new home for the next year or so.


Let the stripping begin


This is a first, two layers of carpet?


Sheet metal screws to hold the carpet down? Ah hell, is this a sign?


The original carpet


Yep, that's not dirt, its rust. Anyone want to guess how many hand fulls?


This is what I saw when I was under the car...


Yeah, nice... Wouldn't you want that seat belt holding you down?


And to think this car had drag radial mounted. As if this floor could hold it up much longer.
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Re: The Coyote... The 69 tear down

Hmmm, Well I, see where the rust is bubbling is from.


Probably from the same from this side also.


Well, I guess they attempted to replace the outer rocker.


The welds on the trunk consist of pigeon **** and twigs... It'll all be coming out.


No different...


Same person probably welded the exhaust. It'll make good scrap.


Made a quick cut so I could inspect the inner rockers...


The rear is out...


Wow, 3 piece frame just on one rail.


We'll just tuck this into the corner for now... I think I got plenty on my plate for now.


Stripped the dash


Go figure, I guess I can plan to replace this panel also.


Yee haw


Outer fire wall is stripped


And this is how she sits as of now...
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Re: The Coyote... The 69 tear down

Chances are the same person did the quarters that did the rest of the "repairs". So I'll probably strip it down to the skeleton and reskin it.

I'm guessing my next best step to ensure the shell is square is to put it on a jig. I ordered the plans for a jig from firstgenjigs.com. That should save me from doing the leg work and designing one. Maybe I can finish stripping the car and build the jig this week.
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Re: The Coyote... The 69 tear down

When I pulled the fenders, I see where rust ate through below the door hinges, just in front of the rockers. How does this need to be fixed? Do I cut out the rust and fab a replacement piece to weld int, or is there a replacement piece that can replace it?
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Ground up has some.

http://www.ss396.com/category/camaro...nerframes.html

Wow you've got your work cut out for ya (no pun intended).

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Re: The Coyote... The 69 tear down

Hope you got it for cheap....

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Hmmm, I thought it would be a large section. Guess, I'll be making that patch. Yeah, a little larger project than I wanted. It is what it is...
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if you were closer i'd volunteer to help. it's too bad the previous 'restorer' was so bad. it looked like a nice car in that first pic...

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Hope you got it for cheap....
Yeah, I didn't buy it totally blind. During the negotiating, I factored in putting full floor, full trunk, tail panel, with the possibility of needing to place quarters. As with most my projects, the list gets larger.
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if you were closer i'd volunteer to help. it's too bad the previous 'restorer' was so bad. it looked like a nice car in that first pic...
Thx, but some guidance and pointing me in the right direction will help a lot. I'll try to research what I can to keep from asking too many questions.
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Re: The Coyote... The 69 tear down

I ordered the plans from firstgenjigs.com. Hell, I'm impressed, I was just expecting some drawings and a cut list. He put together a instruction booklet with templates.

Started on it last night, I should have it knocked out soon.



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Re: The Coyote... The 69 tear down

My door hinges have a bit of slop. I'd like to fix them and make sure they still align with the current quarter panels.

I had it in the back of mind that I was just going to do pins and bushings. As I was scanning the books, I see rebuilt hinges for sale for these cars... Any reason I can't just replace the bushings and pins?
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Re: The Coyote... The 69 tear down

I replaced the pins and bushings on my hinges. Providing the metal is in good shape that is all they need.

This should be a fun and informative thread to follow. Thanks for all the info. I admire your skill level.

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Re: The Coyote... The 69 tear down

The skill isn't there, just the ambition. I'm learning as I go... Floor pans, trunk, minitub and a tail panel don't bug me. And I feel comfortable doing patch work where I can. I foresee some anxiety when it comes time to line up the quarters... I'll be posting tons of pics so people can point out what I'm doing wrong.

The black one you have is killer. I've never thought of coupling a GV with a 4 speed. How do you like that set up?
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Re: The Coyote... The 69 tear down

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My door hinges have a bit of slop. I'd like to fix them and make sure they still align with the current quarter panels.

I had it in the back of mind that I was just going to do pins and bushings. As I was scanning the books, I see rebuilt hinges for sale for these cars... Any reason I can't just replace the bushings and pins?
I bought some good hinges I think from HBC.

Good job so far. A long journey ahead. Have fun.
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