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hey guys i thought i would document my build of my 69 X55. the car was stripped down to the shell and has been rebuilt by Tony at Muscle Car Metal. I hope you all enjoy the rebirth of my car










 

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Here it is getting ready to go up north


Here it is at Tony's shop


let the magician do his work...



 

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heres one of the rockers










fully torn down and on its way to be media blasted and epoxy primed

 

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back in my hands tony did an excellent job here are some pics of the subframe as my car was being rebuilt


media blasted and powdercoated satin black



 

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OK back to the car. here i prepped the underside and used U-POL Raptor bedliner material. I am very pleased with the overall outcome.







 

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Finally got my doors. they were supposed to be apart of the package but they were backordered for about a month.
i got around to hanging the doors. the drivers door lined up perfect. i mean the door to quarter gap was flawless top to bottom, along the rocker etc.


BUT, the middle of the doorline where it meets the middle of the quarter was too flat, by almost 2 inches!!


there was no help for the passenger door, it was just plain ugly, Tony had me measure the bottom edge of the door from front to back and it should read 48-1/4". it read only 48". the door to quarter gap was disgusting.




So Tony being the man he is, is gonna drive down to long island (about 400 miles) with the doors that he used to set my car up (now these are his only set that he has to mock up all his cars) AND he is bringing new GM hinges and we are going to hang the doors on wednesday!! Tony is a builder that stands by his work and is truly dedicated to his customers satisfaction!
Thank you all for joining in on the fun. I will continue to post and will have a million more questions as i move on
Enjoy everyone!!
Steven
 

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looks good, when did you start?
I trailored the car up the saturday after thanksgiving. and got the car back in the beginning of April. Tony had about 2 cars ahead of mine and i have been at it ever since it came back
 

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WOW!! This really blows my mind that such a great looking paint job (first photos) was laid down over soooooo much rust-olla. That is scary. I mean if it had been for sale at a used car lot or something, most people would probably have been taken in & burned.

Definitely looks like the car wound up in really good hands. It’ll be better than brand spanking were you are done. Thanks for sharing your work in progress. :)
 

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Great project - I liked what you did with the quarter panels and tail panel -- putting them together as a unit before putting them back on the car --- was it a pain in the a$$ to get it aligned and put back on? My buddies and I went through a lot of mock up to get the quarters and tails panel aligned when we did my car -- however we did each quarter and the tail panel separately ----- anyway, your project is looking great so keep up the good work
 
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