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72 convertible
Wifey wants to paint the car so she can use it in a parade; so before I can paint it, I have to repair the inner rocker panels and floor board. the right side is the worst, so I started there first. I've cut out the seat riser and the cover off of the rear torque box. I think I can salvage both; they're not too bad. The inner rocker, on the other hand is gone underneath the car. [img][Image: 2jaiz35.jpg][/img]
Been there, done that. Ask questions if you run into a jamb. Looks good so far.
Lookin' good. You've got some work ahead, so keep us posted.


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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
+1 on the updates, keep em coming
caspianwendell;188889 Wrote:+1 on the updates, keep em coming

The front torque box is rotted out, so I purchased a 70 convertible front torque box; it looks like it's wider than the 72 box. I'll post photos this weekend.
My lower pans where the convertible cross member mounts was wasted on mine when I restored it. I used repo 65-68 pans and adapted them until they matched the 71 car. It took about thirty minutes per pan, but it was well worth it. Just in case you need it.
Keep the pics coming. I like to see how the projects progress each week.

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

The rockers on those convertibles rot from the inside out. So make sure you check both in detail and not assume that they are god because they look good on the outside.
If one has not rotten through cut it open and check.
You don't want to have a newly painted car rot on you after a year. Yeah, ask me about it. Sad

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