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    Yeah, she looks a little rough. You might want to look at MP&C's 55 thread he is restoring. He is a sheet metal genius and has a lot of great info in his threads from tips on welding to tips and info on shop equipment etc.
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    Very cool project. It'll be well worth all the sheet metal work when its done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Yeah, she looks a little rough. You might want to look at MP&C's 55 thread he is restoring. He is a sheet metal genius and has a lot of great info in his threads from tips on welding to tips and info on shop equipment etc.
    That's awesome I will definitely have to go give that a read and see what he's got going on, thank you for the insight. It definitely is a little bit crispy lol, we will see how she's looks when it comes back from sand blasting

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    Just a couple more pics of the 57, it's scheduled to get picked up to get sand blasted and epoxy primed any time after yesterday. You can see we added steel braces because of how bad the floors and rockers are it was actually rocking back and forth. We put braces Xed like you see in the back and 3 others, one at the bottom of the door jambs and the others running the length of the door where the rocker would have been.
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    Looks like you have the one piece frame as well. Hang on to that front bumper, likely it will fit much better than any reproduction, just get it re-plated.. Holds true for the back bumper as well, if your original is still solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP&C View Post
    Looks like you have the one piece frame as well. Hang on to that front bumper, likely it will fit much better than any reproduction, just get it re-plated.. Holds true for the back bumper as well, if your original is still solid.
    Yeah we have both front and back, no rot but a little crispy.

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    Robert is correct, both those bumpers are hard to replace..............which goes to why they are highly prized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Parmenter View Post
    Robert is correct, both those bumpers are hard to replace..............which goes to why they are highly prized.
    It's possible they may end up for sale if you know anyone looking for them give me a shout, I'm not sure what we are going to do but he doesn't seem to be leaning toward keeping them

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    Local company must be sleeping.. Still waiting on them to pick it up to be blasted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capecreations21 View Post
    It's possible they may end up for sale if you know anyone looking for them give me a shout, I'm not sure what we are going to do but he doesn't seem to be leaning toward keeping them
    Pay attention to the comment about how they fit. There's lots of sad people out there looking at the fit of aftermarket bumpers, and the one piece eliminates even more issues.

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    Local company must be sleeping.. Still waiting on them to pick it up to be blasted
    Looking forward to seeing what you get back from the blaster.... It looks pretty rusty at the onset but then you do live near the ocean....
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    I restored a Chevelle SS and replaced the bumpers, I took the original and checked the thickness with dial calipers and ordered a new replacement from OPG (suppose to be good stuff) to my surprise they where exactly the same thickness! Now the bad part I could physically twist the repop with my hands, literally. The original good luck it was impossible to twist or bend a tab like the new one, the repro metal is crap, replate the old as mentioned and you get a better fit, safer and will last longer (better plating)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Pay attention to the comment about how they fit. There's lots of sad people out there looking at the fit of aftermarket bumpers, and the one piece eliminates even more issues.


    Looking forward to seeing what you get back from the blaster.... It looks pretty rusty at the onset but then you do live near the ocean....

    Lot of talk about this, I guess I was not aware about how bad the repros actually are, my mentor and I both assumed would cost more to get replated than to grab new ones... I will let him know that the replating option is best. As far as the rust the car was totally wrecked lol, we just happened to be lucky enough to have picked up that 56 which the seller was generous enough to give us all the sheet metal panels he had already bought I.e rockers, floor, quarter patch panel. Between the two and a whole lot of fab it should be pretty slick. Thanks much for the reply !

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    A big apology to anyone following this build and being disappointed by no no up to date photos. Local truck shop took 3 weeks to sand blast and epoxy prime the Nomad. Here are the current progress photos. Got the drivers side quarter patch panel and floor pan. Toe pans are in the mail. Looking forward to the feed back from everyone
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    These things take time. No need to apologize. It is going forward. You sure have some cut, fit. grind, weld, and grind in your future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    These things take time. No need to apologize. It is going forward. You sure have some cut, fit. grind, weld, and grind in your future!

    Cut it all trimmed out and clamped ready for welding tomorrow
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