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Members Projects => MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress => Topic started by: Mike on May 01, 2008, 04:44:34 PM

Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Mike on May 01, 2008, 04:44:34 PM
...Not a damn thing (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Remember how we were worried about frame rail rust?   Well it's there...
This is why I need new trunk flooring (notice the already done quarter panel patches):

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0264.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0263.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0262.jpg)

Hello Driveway, Look at that frame rail (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0261.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0260.jpg)




Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 01, 2008, 04:50:04 PM
Mike,that must be a Joisey car gone bad..past trunk occupants had a chance to get away..
You can buy heavy guage frame rail repair kits for that.
That car looks to be alot of work and I hope you are not in over your head...like me!!
Luckily being an A body...nothing cant be fixed on it.
All that is needed is time and moulah! LOL
 
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Matt Aker on May 01, 2008, 04:53:02 PM
OUCH!
 
Gotta love the typical NE rust!  How are the floors Mike???
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2008, 04:54:37 PM
That can't be Mobby. . .He's dirty!
 
Oh boy. . I don't look the looks of those rear rails.  First chance I have, I better come down and look at it more.
 
POLARACO2008-05-01 22:38:58
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Mike on May 01, 2008, 04:55:29 PM
Well...
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0246.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0249.jpg)

And a little tire action for ya
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0248.jpg)


Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Ken on May 01, 2008, 05:04:21 PM
Thasa no good...yikes!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley21.gif)

Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2008, 05:40:30 PM
Mike
 
Check around the torsion bar sockets under the front seat.  Both sides
 
With some luck this was a oil leaker and it saved the cross member.
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Mike on May 01, 2008, 05:46:57 PM
Yep, I sure put Mobby to work tonight...he held the flashlight (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
I'll get under her tomorrow when it's light out and poke around (hopefully not too hard and break somethin else) thanks for the pointer, Steve


Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Stan Paralikis on May 02, 2008, 03:56:05 AM
Just an early Chrysler version of today's "Tire Pressure Monitor Systems"  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk83/TheBigLittleA/Duster/CIMG0248.jpg)
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on May 02, 2008, 03:57:16 AM
Yeah like Steve said !!!  I had a Duster that I had welded a couple of times to fix the T-bars!
I HATE RUST!!! I HATE ROAD SALT TOO!!!
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 02, 2008, 06:58:43 AM
That thing looks to be beyond the help of even Ultra One! carrman2008-05-02 12:01:32
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: firedome on May 02, 2008, 12:10:41 PM
Pop-rivet panels, lots o' undercoat... watch out eBay!  I'd look
for a better body - they ain't that rare yet... my 2 cents.

Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Johnny D. on May 03, 2008, 07:28:36 AM
thats what im sayin....

oh and in case your wondering... rockers are shot and the drivers side torsion bar bit steve was talking about is gone too... no grease there...

funny the stuff you find using that flashlight...


Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Steve on May 03, 2008, 08:51:20 AM
Mike better think about this a bit more.
 
The purchase of a good mig welder and a crash welding coarse is in order here. 
 
If looking into a Mig, I suggest either a Hobart or a Miller.  The 135 is more than enough.  Use C24 and .25 wire.
 
When done though, it will be a nice car and worth something
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: firedome on May 03, 2008, 11:51:37 AM
If nothing else will give lots of welding practice... A buddy o' mine who's a blacksmith and metal sculptor just got himself the Hobart 220 v MIG... that rig is sweet!!  I'd pay the extra bucks for that one if I had to do it all over again, even give you the capability to weld stainless.  Love to have his plasma cutter too.
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Steve on May 03, 2008, 12:07:28 PM
I suggested the 135 because it will run on 115VAC.  He doesn't have to mess with wiring on the house.  My Miller will do stainless. . . It's pretty much a full featured machine.  There is a spot welding attachment for it, but it's pretty expensive. 
 
Spot Welding would do great for him too.  If I get the 1/4's done on the VOAB soon, he can borrow mine.  He won't need to learn how to run beads.  I made myself a highbread spot welder.  It's going to be kind of idiot proffed.  Even I can use it. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
POLARACO2008-05-03 17:08:28
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Mike on May 03, 2008, 12:13:11 PM
The more I read the sadder I get (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)  ...Anyways, I know a few people with welding experience and they have their own welders, gonna see if I can talk to them about helpin me out.  If nothing else, I might have to just part it out and take the loss (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)  Only time will tell, but it does seem as though I'm in way over my head, especially since I don't have much experience in restorations....yet (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Brian on May 03, 2008, 12:55:35 PM
Rust is like an Iceberg...only a 1/3rd is visible...the other 2/3rd's is hidden...but still there and once you start digging....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)
I Have been there, done and paid through the nose for metal work...cheaper in the long run to buy a rust free shell out of a dry area of the US and have it shipped and restore that...doesn't matter if the body is stripped you have all the pieces there.
 
I bet you have over $10K worth of metal work there, if you were to pay someone to fix it that is.
 
Just my opinions, I wish someone had told me staright up years ago when I restored my rusty mopar....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
 
 
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Steve on May 03, 2008, 01:04:04 PM
GM and Ford Guys aren't as creative or craftsman-like as we are.
 
They just order another one from JC Whitney.
 
Mike you're young.  If you have the Disease now, Like Mobby, then it's a good time to learn.  If you are going to buy tools and equipment, but the good stuff.  Take care of it and it will last you a lifetime.  You'll be able to pass it on to all the Little Mikes (If there is such a thing as little) you have.
 
Maybe finding a car down in Arizona would be the smartest thing to do.  Why not write to Azblackhemi and see if he can help you out.  When you have allot of money invested in a car like that' you try to be optimistic
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Brian on May 03, 2008, 01:42:15 PM
I originally thought my rusty mopar would ONLY need quarter, trunk and a few patches on the floor....turned out I had to back half the car practically, full floor boards, inner fenders and rad support..(think 1000 spot welds..(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)) etc.etc.etc.....when done we had replaced 80% of the car with new metal, and I had $25K into a shell worth $5K....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley26.gif)


Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Mike on May 03, 2008, 01:48:22 PM
Steve, I only buy the best (long as I can afford it) ask Mobby...But ya I do have the disease and I've wanted to learn to weld for a few years now, just never had the reason to...My dad actually has a couple of welders, so I'm gonna see if I can't get him to show me the basics to get me started.

Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Matt Aker on May 03, 2008, 02:38:45 PM
It would appear that this Duster will be wonderful practice in the metal fab and cutting and welding department.  I learned from the same.  It CAN be done!
 
I did all of mine with a Lincoln stick, but after some finesse it all looked good...
Title: Look What Mobby Found...
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 03, 2008, 02:45:02 PM
I better get back to work updating the BoaB thread..
Mike will need some inspiration..LOL