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Old 03-19-2018, 08:14 PM
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Nice build! I'm going to be watching... Good work so far.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:21 PM
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I like it! Great build and you're doing it right! This is a good one to watch.

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Old 03-20-2018, 10:44 AM
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Great progress; you're jumping in with both feet on this. I'm looking forward to your build!
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:52 PM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the encouragement.

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Old 03-21-2018, 08:39 AM
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Nice work/progress. I sent you a PM regarding the Ridetech arms.
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:39 AM
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I've started on the bodywork. I have virtually no experience in bodywork, but the guy that will be painting the car is giving me guidance, so we'll see how this turns out.

After taking a good look at the front end sheet metal, I decided to get new fenders, header panel and lower valance. The originals weren't terrible, but the time/cost ratio and with my lack of body experience, I thought it best to get replacements.

The lower fender extensions, cowl and hood were initially stripped with aircraft remover.







Per my painter, I shot the fender extensions with etch primer once I'd sanded them down to bare metal. This isn't a big deal for most, but it was the first time I'd used an HVLP gun so I was happy to learn something new. All the other priming/painting on the car has been with aerosol cans up to this point.



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depending on how bad your fenders and header was, you may have been better off fixing original parts. RARELY does aftermarket fit as good as original and can take as much or more time modifying aftermarket rather than fixing the original metal.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:03 AM
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Thanks Mike. I still have the original pieces. So, if the new AMD metal is a really poor fit, I can go that route.

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Old 04-10-2018, 09:34 AM
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Thanks Mike. I still have the original pieces. So, if the new AMD metal is a really poor fit, I can go that route.

Daniel
Most of AMD's parts fit fairly well that I have used, but I have not used their fenders so I have no advice on how they fit.
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:30 AM
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Great job and good on you for diving in.

If you're considering an aftermarket seat and are over 5'-8" tall you may want to consider doing something different with the drivers side seat pan. Many aftermarket seats have a taller lower section which may mean your head hits the headliner. Many have left the seat pan out and reinforced the floor so the seat mounts lower.
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