My RR resto project

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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:28 am

71Beeper wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:36 pm
The frame connectors look good as do the torque boxes.
Did you install front torque boxes?
Yes, front and back

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Re: My RR resto project

Post by Higer46 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:02 am

Looking good man. Subscribed for the progress.

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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:33 am

A few pictures before the car went to the body shop. We made this rotisserie for little to nothing and worked out great. My friends brother-in-law had the steel. So it took time to lay them out, weld them, and bought hydraulic ram from Harbor Freight and viola. Add in some beer too :D
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Re: My RR resto project

Post by mclean03 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:14 am

Nice project you have there! I dig the rotisserie.

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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:30 am

Thanks. The rotisserie was fairly easy to build. I only had to buy the wheels and the hydraulic jacks, and of course some beer. It's been used for 3 cars now. Mine, my friends '69, and his brother-in-law's Challenger

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Re: My RR resto project

Post by N3st3r » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:17 am

nice build. excited to see the outcome of this restoration project

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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Wed May 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Had to replace a section of the center hump. Before the car came to be in my family, the previous owner had it for only 2 years, from the original owner, until my dad bought it. Anyway, there was some damage to the front of the K, the tranny tunnel, mainly to the underside. The tranny tunnel, for some reason, had 2" shee metal screws from the interior side, pointing down on the underside :shock: . So, I had to replace a section. This photo is after I replaced it
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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Wed May 09, 2018 6:32 pm

Here is the section I cut out
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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Wed May 09, 2018 6:36 pm

Little more body work done, frame connectors installed, and torque boxes
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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:16 pm

I sure haven't posted much here but I want to, due to someone posting bogus crap on here. Hopefully, with the admins help and from members, it has been resolved for now.

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Re: My RR resto project

Post by 71Beeper » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:09 pm

Great job rr6pak!
How was the fitment of your front torque boxes?
Did they need some massaging to get them to fit?
I ask because mine will need some massaging to get them to look like yours.
Next time I do a fit-check I'll post some pics.

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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:43 pm

Thanks. The fitment of the torque boxes was great. Little to no trimming. Got mine from Resto Rick

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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:28 am

Frame connectors needed a little trimming. They're designed mainly for a E body but the floor for the B's is simmular. A little trimming here and there, place it back in, remove, a little more trimming and done. Welded it in and used "All metal" to fill in any areas as needed. Happy with the results :) . It really looks nice after you paint it because it looks factory almost.

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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:36 am

For any of you who don't know, "All metal" is a filler (a little) with metal in it. It is used as a filler for like after welding to make sure everything is covered while having metal in it. This stuff can be painted so this is what we used. Here is a close up of the frame connector with the "All metal" as needed
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Re: My RR resto project

Post by rr6pak » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:43 am

Here is some more of the undercarriage after removing the undercoating
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