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Old July 6th, 2015, 05:56 AM   #26
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Getting it '"low without MAJOR modifications"????? Good lord, what do you consider and "MAJOR mod? Anyway, your work is brilliant!
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Old July 8th, 2015, 10:18 AM   #27
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Getting it '"low without MAJOR modifications"????? Good lord, what do you consider and "MAJOR mod?

Haha! I guess my definition of major depends on the day..
If I'm feeling froggy that day and I make a few cuts before putting too much thought into it, then Its too late to turn back and I might as well go through with it, ya know?

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It's crazy to me to be among all the beautiful builds that you see on here and see that! Thanks!
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Old July 8th, 2015, 10:26 AM   #28
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Great work!!!
Nice that you took on a Super.
Will be interested to see how you tackle that front end.
Keep up the great work!
You and I both man, haha.. I gotta figure a few things out, but I think I have the basics of it planned out. Really the hold up on the front end is just coming from me needing to make new wheel wells? arches? inner fender maybe? (I know they have name, but i don't know it.. You know when a standard is extended and the inner fender area behind the tire is cut out and reshaped/ replaced) I know I seen a nice write up on how to do it easily, but I gotta track it down again...

I'll try to get some more pics up tonight!
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Old July 9th, 2015, 04:02 AM   #29
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Very nice

Did I say I like it yet? Well, I do


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Old September 26th, 2015, 09:51 PM   #30
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Been awhile and I have a TON more pics, but I'll try to pick out a few highlights.. I've been procrastinating, so I'm awhile behind on pics, but here is some progress from the last several weeks.. Oh and I Jump around from piece to piece, so just because I don't show any more pics right now doesn't mean it wont be seen again
Lowering the seat by a few inches to give a little head room. Had to cut the front mount, the rear legs, and notch and cap the heater channel. I'm not going to be using the original heat or channels so this was not an issue..



Mock up for a new dashboard..



I'm making it up as I go along.. Top piece in:




Front in:


Temporary braces to keep it all square:


Untrimmed front with a little bit of the bottom half of the dash (The piece bent downward toward the front)


The piece of the dash mentioned in the last pic in my supa high tec bender :


After second bend:

Tacked in and trimmed down front and bottom(Underside Of dash will be finished up and closed in at a later date.. ran out of steel:

The bottom bent back piece will be a center console of sorts. The gear shift will come up through a boot at the very end bottom. I have a LOT of stuff to do to make it look half way decent.. Just for the record it will not be welded to the bottom half of the car and will only be connected by the dash while sitting like a saddle over the center hump of the pan so the body remains removable.. You are all probably bored with the long post by now, so I'll hold off on some pics before you all go
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 08:46 AM   #31
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Your doing a fantastic job, I like it!!

Your a lot like me when it comes to re-purposing parts , I hate to spend money since I don't have any

I also like the way you jump right in there & start cutting & welding things together
I spend 20 minutes thinking about what I'm getting ready to do , then it's nap time , I get back out there after a 20 minute nap , I figure out where I'm at & an hour has gone by, guess what ? it's nap time again

It's a vicious cycle

Again, it's looking good


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Old October 4th, 2015, 08:44 PM   #32
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I hope the dash isn't going to end up "flat" theres A lot of things you could do to make it look really freaking cool. I'm curious to see what you do.

It's nice seeing progress here. keeps me inspired to keep on chugging away. What type of welder are you using if you don't mind me asking? I'm stuck with a FCAW welder so needless to say the fact I'm able to do what i'm doing is rather remarkable as is. Most of the time the damn thing won't wet in.

Keep up the good work. I don't like supers but the way yours is going I'm digging it.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 01:49 PM   #33
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'Really cool build. I like the way you chopped the top and blended the Super's windshield curve. Nice work!
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Old October 6th, 2015, 05:59 PM   #34
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I spend 20 minutes thinking about what I'm getting ready to do , then it's nap time , I get back out there after a 20 minute nap , I figure out where I'm at & an hour has gone by, guess what ? it's nap time again

It's a vicious cycle

Again, it's looking good


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Hahaha this sounds really familiar! I'll spend hours just staring at it to decide how it's gonna go, then change plans entirely.. A lot of wasted days doing this, but I feel like it's better than wishing I had done something differently.

@ DrHax The basic shape I guess could be considered flat, but I'm going to be rounding a lot of edges and hacking away a lot of whats seen here to weld in some curves. I wanted a to flatten out the dash a lot, but not to the point of being all boxy... I don't like boxy. lotsa to come.

I'm using a Hobart 140. Picked it up a while back and have been very happy with it. Been using solid wire with gas, but both flux core and solid wire work really well.

I did almost the entirety of the roof chop before I had a MIG and I was gas welding it.. Talk about a PITA! Nothing like trying to secure that many pieces of roof, hold a welding rod and a torch all while not knowing what the hell I'm doing..

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'Really cool build. I like the way you chopped the top and blended the Super's windshield curve. Nice work!
Thanks! I'm liking the way it's turning out, but all in all I've been in this project for about 3 good years or so.. Can't say that I wasn't worried about it looking goofy as hell the whole time. Just want to be done with it so I can drive her again

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Old December 7th, 2015, 09:44 AM   #35
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anything new on this
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Old December 8th, 2015, 05:11 AM   #36
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anything new on this
I was wondering the same thing...cant wait to see how all the glass turns out...awesome build for sure...

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Old December 31st, 2015, 11:04 PM   #37
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Nice work keep it up!
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Old February 1st, 2016, 01:32 PM   #38
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One of the ballsiest projects I've ever seen
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