Re: Hello, new guy here from San Diego.
Some of you are asking about the details about my car.
Its a long story but I will make it as simple as possible.
I had a 67 camaro a while back that had a lot of Pro touring parts on it.
My good friend made a good offer on it so I sold it to him. After he bought it they did very little to it and desided that they wanted to do a 69 instead, so they sold the body and kept all the cool parts that I had on it. Forgeline wheels, fab 9" 35 spline axles N center section with Cris Alston four link with coil over shocks and huge sway bar. Front has Adjustable A-arms, coil over shocks, ATS spindles, Ride tech sway bar and streeing set up. Bla bla bla... Sooo... After a few months they found a 69 camaro and installed the P-T parts on it. After starting on the car they seen that it was going to cost more than they wanted to spend so he called me and made an offer to trade for my unpainted 34 ford. He said paint it
black and we'll trade. I said okay. Short back ground on the 69.
The guy they got the car from has a body shop and did the paint and body already. Painted it orange with gold pearl. Not really my thing so I was just going to sand it and re paint it. After they delivered the 69 to my shop I started to probe around. I took a flashlight to look inside the trunk at the back side of the quarter panels to see if the quarters have been replaced or not. What I saw was a strap welded to hold the quarter panel skin to the old quarter. There was all kinds of mig wire poking through and bondo drippings. As an owner of a restoration shop I couldnt live with that so I took a wire wheel to the outside of the quarter panel and starter grinding to see how the patch looked up close. Wow!! I couldnt believe the way they repaired the quarter. There was so much bondo.
The welding was laid on in 2" beads with a 3" separation between. That explains why there was bondo showing on the back side. So I desided to replace the whole quarter on the pass side. I did the same thing on the drivers side and it was just as bad. But it only needed a skin. After removing both quarters I will need to replace the outter wheel houses and the drop offs too.
I noticed that the window channel where the moulding goes was missing the chrome moulding attachment pins. That means that some one has either repaired or filled it with bondo. Guess what? Ha! I took screew driver to it and pooked a hole right through it. I found foam behind it with bondo over the top. How creative. The same thing on the front window too. After I removed all the foam and bondo I noticed that there was nothing holding the roof skin to the lip. So, I removed the roof too. And of course, more rust. The roof support was waisted.
I couldnt believe what this so called body shop did to this car. He said that this was his personal car for him self to keep before selling it. I say BS!
The next thing I went to was the trunk. It was covered up with some kind of roll on black bumpy paint. I just knew that they were trying to cover up something so I started to push on the floor of the trunk with a screew driver and oops, right through. That lead me to look under the car at the bottom and I noticed that the rear tailight frame was rusted too. So, I have to replace the tail light panel and the lower inside panel. Since I have a body shop this isnt that big of a deal for me to replace all this but it really bothers me that this was all covered up to sell.