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Daddy's Stinky Car progress page - updated for 2017.

Post by sdweatherman » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:49 am

Purchased this 1971 SSP back in 2007, and have been slowly plugging away at it. Slow and steady wins the race, right? I think the turtle is miles ahead of me! With work, family, and being a homeowner, progress has been slow, but every once in a while I wander out to the garage for a sanity break. I want to do most of the work myself, so I don't mind the slow progress too much.

Year 1 - 2007 - Bringing her home and tearing her down.

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Pick up day. This poor SSP was ridden hard on the reservation and put up wet!

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Safely home and being stuffed in the garage. How to you unload a car with no brakes - very carefully!

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Broken glass and crud everywhere. Oooohh, is that a custom headliner?

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Years of sun damage and mice have had their way with the upholstery.

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Got a very warm day in March, so I put the girls to work.

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There, doesn't look so bad after a good bath.

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Let the disassembly begin! Going to have to find a valance.

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Breaking it down further.

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2007 Major Acquisitions: Found some grill bezels for the plastic surgery up front.

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Scored a nice rally dash and a sweet music master AM radio just before Christmas.

Year 2 - 2008 - Tear down continues.

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Firewall area completely torn down.

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Interior is completely gutted.

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Car is nearly stripped down. I know - I am blocking the view - just wanted to put a face with the project.

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Suspension is off and its down to the shell. Now the hard part - body work.

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2008 Major Acquisitions: New gas tank and motor mounts.

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Sweet set of police wheels with the dog dish caps.

Year 3 - 2009 - Initial body work begins.

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Blasted and primed the engine bay area. Boy that sand gets everywhere!

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Close up of the engine bay.

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Got a good coating of Eastwood Rust Encapsulator on it.

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Now the fun begins. Got lucky - driver's floor pan is the only floor area that needed replaced. Ready for new metal now. Yep - the rocker and lower hinge area need replaced also. Just need to save up for that welder!

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2009 Major Acquisitions: Found a junkyard 72 Satty that had solid lower rear quarters!

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Found a very workable front valance on Craigslist.

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One of my Mopar buds ordered this pan, then decided to do a full floor. So I got it cheap. Also learned the 71-72 Charger drip rail mouldings are not compatible.

Year 4 - 2010 - A pretty productive year.

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Floor pan cut and ready to weld.

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Front suspension disassembled and ready for clean-up. Bye-bye front drums.

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Rear springs disassembled and wire wheeled. Ready for paint.

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Wheeling the carcass out for some blasting on the underside. Firewall has been Encapsulated.

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Underside blasted and ready for paint.

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Underside coated in Eastwood Encapsulator.

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Getting pretty stoked at the progress. Entire underside is completed except for driver's pan.

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Lower door hinge area ready for welding.

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Driver's rear lower quarter ready.

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Passenger's rear lower quarter ready. Now, where is that damn welder?

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2010 Major Acquisitions: Dash pad from my 1973 Sebring parts car is nearly flawless.

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Scored a 71 setup for the front disc conversion.

Year 5 - 2011 - More blasting and painting.

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Without a welder to keep me busy, its time to start blasting.

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K-member and suspension parts getting cleaned up.

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More suspension related parts ready for paint.

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Let the black semi-gloss flow. Not too worried about correct component colors with this project.

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More semi-gloss going on.

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Excited to see some parts in a finished state - GY8!

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2011 Major Acquisitions: Picked up a fender really cheap. The area behind the wheel is toast. I am going to combine this one with my existing fender to make one good fender. Now where is that damn welder?

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There it is! My patience paid off - Miller had a $75 manufacturer's rebate going on during the Fall.

Year 6 - 2012 - Let the welding begin.

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Hood hinge front mounting area needed replaced. Tacked in for now.

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Drivers rocker was dented up pretty good. I was able to extract a straight one off a 1971 Charger shell.

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Measure twice - cut once, right?

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New rocker and floor pan in place.

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Lower hinge area in place.

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Having no welding experience, I am pretty happy with how things are going. The Millermatic welder has lived up to all the reviews on how easy it is to use. I would recommend this hobby welder to anyone.

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2012 Major Acquisition: Snagged some fairly fresh 302 swirl-port heads. Should make my economy 318 grunt a little more.

Year 7 - 2013 - Patching and welding continues.

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Lower hinge area welded up - just needs a little grinding and clean up.

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Some patching required on the firewall and the forward hood hinge mounting area.

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Patching and welding progress. Welding is a little ugly - need more practice.

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Had some swiss cheese in the trunk, so I hacked it out.

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Welded in trunk patch, just needs a little more cleaning up.

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Looks good from the bottom. Just some clean up and primer.

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2013 Major Acquisition: Scored a bunch of new goodies and super nice upper door panels from the parts car I bought last March.

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2013 Major Acquisition: Scored a really nice set of buckets and complete back seat. I will have to die them T7 brown to match my interior.

Year 8 - 2014 - Finishing off engine bay body work.

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Patch above the driver's shock tower.

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Driver's side forward hinge area patch.

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Firewall patch.

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Had to fab some new inner fender anchors for the forward hood hinge bolt. Not perfect - but will function nicely.

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Ready for some filler.

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Working the filler.

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Filler nearly finished.

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Front end of car finally ready for paint.

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Oh yeah baby! GY8.

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Ready to start getting the front suspension back on this ride.

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Big day! Parts are going back on the car - K frame in place.

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Suspension parts needing to be prepped and put on.

Plans for the rest of 2014 and early 2015 - Looking to get the suspension back under my ride so I can get it down to our winter car show in late February and place it in the "In Progress" category.
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Re: Daddy's Stinky Car progress page

Post by 71GTX » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:48 am

Right on....Sweet car! Keep us going with more pics!
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Re: Daddy's Stinky Car progress page - updated through 2009.

Post by gcoupe72 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:43 pm

Great to see more pics and Progress!

How do you like the rust encapsulator so far?

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Post by Eric » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:31 pm

Nice to see more than those 3 pics in your signature!
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Re: Daddy's Stinky Car progress page - updated through 2009.

Post by sdweatherman » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:36 pm

gcoupe72 wrote:How do you like the rust encapsulator so far?
The Eastwood Rust Encapsulator has worked great so far. I comes in spray can, quart, or gallon sizes. When it comes in the quart or gallon, it is a little thick so that you have the option to brush it on. You can thin it to run through a paint gun, which is what I did. Having a couple of spray cans is handy also. Sometimes you can get the spray can into areas where the paint gun doesn't quite reach. Also, if you are at a point where you just need to zap a small part or small area real quick, then you don't have to go through the whole spray gun prep and clean up process to do a small job. It gets a two thumbs up from me. Scott.
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Re: Daddy's Stinky Car progress page - updated through 2012.

Post by 72 RR fan » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:34 pm

Very enjoyable pictorial. Can't wait too see more progress! What was the white X painted on it when you got it? Did you get it from a salvage yard or a group of cars being cleared?
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Post by sdweatherman » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:25 am

I am not sure what the white X was, maybe a mark for "get rid of this one". Got this car from a farmer in eastern South Dakota. It had been sitting in his field, along with a number of other vehicles, for better than 15 years. The county was "encouraging" him to clean up some of his vehicles.
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Re: Daddy's Stinky Car progress page - updated through 2012.

Post by KentuckyBlueBird » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:43 pm

Awesome work to the body panels! You didn't take any short cuts on the floor either. Cannot wait to see the paint added :)

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Re: Daddy's Stinky Car progress page - updated through 2012.

Post by moparite » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:26 am

Nice work so far! Just wondering what size wire you are running in that welder? They say .020-.025 is good for sheet metal.

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Re: Daddy's Stinky Car progress page - updated through 2012.

Post by sdweatherman » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:51 am

Thanks for all the praise and words of encouragement.

KentuckyBlueBird - "Cannot wait to see the paint added :) " - Neither can I !!!

moparite - "Just wondering what size wire you are running in that welder? They say .020-.025 is good for sheet metal." - I am using 0.030 for the heavier welds and spot welds, and 0.023 for the sheet metal butt welds.
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Post by rr6pak » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:39 am

Looking good, Scott. I need to start a thread for mine.

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Post by road chicken » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:04 pm

Boy I rememebr those days! No helpers though. Looks great, just wait until you done. I think everyone gets a shit eating grin a mile wide :D when they sit back and see the finished product.
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Re: Daddy's Stinky Car progress page - updated through 2012.

Post by ct71rr » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:20 pm

Wow, nice progress. Any updates on this?

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Re: Daddy's Stinky Car progress page - updated through 2012.

Post by sdweatherman » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:01 am

Bump. :bump: Progress from 2013 has been added. Scott.
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Re: Daddy's Stinky Car progress page - updated through 2013.

Post by 71Beeper » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:06 pm

Progress is looking good Scott! Many thanks again for scoring me a much needed drivers door :beer:

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