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    Falcon with what you did with the truck i don't think you'll have any problems here . Like you said attack one area at a time and it will move faster as you go along . Body is in some really clean shape and you have the will power . That 2 dr will look great when it's done .

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    Body looks really good to me, I've certainly started with a lot worse!!! Ya gotta remember, if it was easy everybody would be doing it!!!!!! All I ever do is work one section at a time, then move on.... If it starts to wear on you, work on a different area of the build for a few days, then go back to it....
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    Thanks, I was just a little shell shocked at all the holes that showed up. I looked it over again last night and felt better about it.. Almost everything I need I can cut out of the sedan body.

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    That should make the repairs go a bit quicker.... I seldom have a donor and have to fabricate all the patch panels.... Not that bad of a job even then, just very time consuming to do it right....
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    Dave, if I'm feeling overwhelmed about it, I'll go back and look at the before and after of Toms "T" that you did. Now that was a miraculous ressurection!

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    Wow, talk about a find! I answered an ad in a neighboring community paper to a guy who said he had a 47 Plymouth for parts because I need the inner support panel for the trunklid. He said he had some that were dented on the outside but had good inner panels so I drove the 1 1/2 hour to take a look. This guy has 6 46-48 Plymouths on his property. Three coupes and three sedans, and he said he'd sell whatever I needed. I'll be heading back next month to make a day of it. Wish I had my camera with me.

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    Finally back on this! I dont know how much time I'll get out there in the next few months with my daughters first college volleyball season and my sons football season going at the same time but I'll squeeze in what I can. I cleaned up the garage and pulled the sedan body back off the frame yesterday after I cleaned it out. An empty body quickly becomes a place to lay stuff and it was pretty full. Also got the motor stripped down for inspection. Everything looks great; I'll probably just do new gaskets, oil pump and timing chain along with with cam upgrade.
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    Man, it feels good to be back on this. I spent the last few nights checking out the motor and cleaning it up. It was a good low miles find so bearings and everything look new. You can still see the cross hatch pattern in the cylinders where it was honed at the factory. I cleaned it up good and painted it; plus added a GM Performance Parts ZO6 cam,matching springs, and a new timing set. Also ordered a set of blockhugger headers today.
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    No intake yet but the motor is pretty much done. I got all the new valvesprings in for the new cam and got everything bolted together yesterday. Next order of business is to cut all the patch panels I need out of the sedan and get it out of here since I drug ANOTHER one home. I got a pretty straight 48 Dodge sedan that going to be parted out so let me know if you need anything.
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    lookin good Falcon.
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    Thank you, sir.

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    I got the sedan cut up today for the patch panels I'll need. Got the whole floor, cowl, and the tailpiece. I took Thursday and Friday off this week so it's time to start bodywork. It should keep me busy for a while, I'll keep posting progress.
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    Looks like the coupe will be moving on some repair here really fast . Good to have the spare metal around to put it together . The old sedan roof should sale out for some one thinking of doing a chop good sections in it to remove .

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    I tried to sell, nobody seems to want it. I guess I could try Evilbay. I'd give it away to get it out of the way.

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    1st try at fabricating inner rockers. Not too bad but it took all day to do 1 side, other than the 1 1/2 hours I spent picking up supplies.
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