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Old 08-02-2013, 02:38 PM
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Default Overdue update - 66 Chevelle SS

I finally got back to the Chevelle. Making good progress. Preparing to upgrade the suspension soon.

I got pretty deep into the car!

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Trial fitting the AMD panels -- very pleased with the quality and fit.

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I love that body style. It should be nice when your done.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:16 PM
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I got pretty deep into the car!
I'd say pretty deep is an understatement. LOL!! Keep us posted. Looking good so far.
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Looks good Pappy!!

Did you have to replace the under tray? The section under the trunk filler panel? That's where I'm stuck on my 67.

AMD does fit great.
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Looks good Pappy!!

Did you have to replace the under tray? The section under the trunk filler panel? That's where I'm stuck on my 67.

AMD does fit great.
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Yes. A leak at the bottom of the rear window (standard) let water in the undertray and it totally destroyed it (and the trunk floorpan and both lower fenders behind the rear tires). I went to a wrecking yard with a saws-all and cut an undertray out of a 64 chevy. It wasn't a perfect fit, but the shape along the front of the trunk lid was close. I cut, welded, and ground where necessary -- had to add a section along the front edge to get the width right. I had to reshape the 64 Chevy tray slightly where the hinge supports attached also. I then spot welded the tray to the bottom of the window filler panel, complete with the channel that holds the weatherstrip. In the end, the undertray looks pretty factory. I also flared some 3/8 Inch tubing and welded the flares into the bottom corners of the channel around the back glass (behind the stainless trim). The tubes run down along the fender tubs and out through the trunk floorpan -- barely visible. That should keep water from collecting in the channel in the future. I suspect that the undertray from a 68-up Chevelle (available in re-production) might be easier to modify, but it would be more expensive. I think I have some pictures of the construction -- I'll look for them.

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Yes. A leak at the bottom of the rear window (standard) let water in the undertray and it totally destroyed it (and the trunk floorpan and both lower fenders behind the rear tires). I went to a wrecking yard with a saws-all and cut an undertray out of a 64 chevy. It wasn't a perfect fit, but the shape along the front of the trunk lid was close. I cut, welded, and ground where necessary -- had to add a section along the front edge to get the width right. I had to reshape the 64 Chevy tray slightly where the hinge supports attached also. I then spot welded the tray to the bottom of the window filler panel, complete with the channel that holds the weatherstrip. In the end, the undertray looks pretty factory. I also flared some 3/8 Inch tubing and welded the flares into the bottom corners of the channel around the back glass (behind the stainless trim). The tubes run down along the fender tubs and out through the trunk floorpan -- barely visible. That should keep water from collecting in the channel in the future. I suspect that the undertray from a 68-up Chevelle (available in re-production) might be easier to modify, but it would be more expensive. I think I have some pictures of the construction -- I'll look for them.

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thank you sir!! i'll have to get off my ass and make one.
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Looks good Pappy!!

Did you have to replace the under tray? The section under the trunk filler panel? That's where I'm stuck on my 67.

AMD does fit great.
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Not great pictures, but all I had. The 64 Chevy undertray stamping was not exactly identical to the Chevelle, but it had "about" the right width, shape along the back where it meets the trunk deck lid, and pocket placement for the top of the hinge supports.

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