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Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Mike on April 26, 2008, 10:31:10 AM
Picked her up last night and started tearin' her apart already (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/127/Copy_of_CIMG0242.JPG)
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/127/Copy_of_CIMG0240.JPG)

Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Steve on April 26, 2008, 05:13:18 PM
As they say up in Newfie Land  "EH?"
 
Looks in really good shape.  Keep us up to date.  You can keep adding progress pics to this.  Especially the resto and innovative stuff. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Mike on April 26, 2008, 05:27:27 PM
Ah Mike you did post pictures, looks good to me mike, you know how to
get in touch with me if and when you need help. More work for me Steve,
Sheeeesh!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on April 26, 2008, 05:29:19 PM
Wow!! Looks really good Mike!!!! Reminds me of the one I had!
Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Mike on April 27, 2008, 05:15:20 PM

The ________ the bad and the ugly...

Spare tire well...
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0244.jpg)
Again... oh and those are not trunk floors they are signs that were cut up and screwed to the floor well... its a wonder the gas tank is held there...
and that paper i guess is some kind of tacky sign covering... sigh metal work...
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0245.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0246.jpg)
more bad rust...
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0247.jpg)
on the interior that i pulled...

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0248.jpg) hello big hole in rear fender well... how are you today?

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0249.jpg)
someone did the fronts already a loooong time ago...

Gratuitous engine bay shots.... the area where the fender meets inner fender is rusted,,, i need to learn to weld...
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0250.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0251.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0252.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0253.jpg)

grille shots, might need a repop... also the hood wont latch... suggestions?
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0259.jpg)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0258.jpg)

BigMike2008-04-27 22:18:41
Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: firedome on April 28, 2008, 03:35:31 AM
typical Northeast rust! Ain't it great??

Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Johnny D. on April 29, 2008, 09:12:37 PM
yea... its a real hoot...

what did you order so far big man?


Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Steve on April 30, 2008, 05:09:30 AM
Mike
 
You have all the welding and cutting equipment for that?  Allot of that stuff is not bolt on.
 
I might be able to bend up a few pieces for the inners for you.  You'll have to measure it out.  They still have to be welded in.
 
There's a place up here I can get 20 Guage sheet steel from. . . .  You want me to get you 1/2 a sheet?  it would be 5 X 4 foot.  I'll use the other half here.  Can send it down with the Mob Boss
Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Mike on April 30, 2008, 03:23:19 PM
I haven't ordered anything yet...been pickin up random odds and ends at work (electronic ignition conversion, filters, plugs, wires, etc.)  Really wanted to take a ride up to Jack's, Lea has me sold on it (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)  But if I do order anything it will be the trunk floor and possibly the rear floor panels.  Steve, I'd be awesome if u could make me a 2 wheel well replacements...I'd take the trip up with Mobby and pick 'em up and give ya the cash for 'em (as for Mobby, I can't say the same (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif))  I'll have to take a few measurements and pull out the entire trunk floor to see if I really will need both wheel wells, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say most likely I will.
Long as weather permits, I'd like to have the trunk floor completely removed tomorrow, so I can see exactly where I stand.


Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Leaburn Patey on April 30, 2008, 04:04:26 PM
Jack has all sheetmetal in stock,Mike.
If he does not have it,he can have it there when you show up--if you wish.
CBarge2008-04-30 21:05:49
Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Steve on April 30, 2008, 04:23:46 PM
Mike
 
Done right, a good patch will do the trick on the floor.  Why not just make a new well bottom for the spare.
 
Just trying to save you some money. . .And with the lack of experience, a whole pile of frustration.
 
I've see allot worse
Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Ken on April 30, 2008, 08:01:52 PM

Quote from: CBarge
Jack has all sheetmetal in stock,Mike.
If he does not have it,he can have it there when you show up--if you wish.
Lea, to mine eye, those are SBP wheels

Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Mike on May 01, 2008, 07:14:21 AM
Steve...wait til I actually take a pic of the trunk floor, then you'll see why I want to replace the entire thing...actually I dont "want to" more like I have to (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Johnny D. on May 01, 2008, 07:30:39 AM
yea essentially... there is no real floor, everything in those trunk pics is simply a large tin sign that was cut and bent to lay over the rusted out real trunk flooring... the man needs new metal.

the rims on that car look to be 14 inch american racing slotted style...




Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2008, 09:27:21 AM
Quote from: BigMike
Steve...wait til I actually take a pic of the trunk floor, then you'll see why I want to replace the entire thing...actually I dont "want to" more like I have to (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
 
Make sure the frame rails are solid
Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Mike on May 01, 2008, 02:31:35 PM
Boy oh Boy Mike, you have your work cut out for you. If you need a hand, call me.

Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 19, 2008, 02:08:52 PM
Just want to dig up this old thread to see if anybody is interested in it .
 
Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: firedome on October 19, 2008, 02:59:26 PM
Cool car - always loved the lines. I Had a '71 Demon 340 4 spd Hurst shifter over 20 yrs ago - just one of many I wish I had hung on to...
Title: "The Little Big a"
Post by: Stitcherbob on October 19, 2008, 04:16:16 PM
It can be yours for a low low price!