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1968 Plymouth GTX

More progress pictures:
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Started on the inside firewall and under the dash but had to stop and remove the seam sealer and old adhesive with a chisel and torch.
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While I was at it went ahead and removed all the seam sealer from the interior and trunk area:

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Now to clean up the mess and get back to blasting.
I had to move inside because of the fowl weather here lately. Twill be a major job cleaning the paint booth when I get done but I have done this before so I know what is ahead.
 
Still plugging away at media blasting when I get the time to work on the car.
Firewall looks very solid.
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Decided to work a little on the passenger side floor pan where the worst rust is to see what kind of condition it was in. As the rust flakes vanished more holes were revealed.
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The pans under the rear bench seat look to be in good shape.
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Debating on whether to pull the quarter panels to see what kind of rust might be starting there.
 
Had to take a break and rebuild the hydraulic lift cover assembly on my 1970 Ford Tractor.
Finally finished blasting the exterior:
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You can see rust under the old filler. This is a common sight on these older cars and one of the reasons I advocate for epoxy before filler.
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Left side not so bad the corner is split at the upper part of the door.
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Started cutting out rusted metal, fabricating and welding in patches.
This is what this spot looked like when I got the car:
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The same area after roof skin removed:
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Patched tacked in place:
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Ha, ha. Right now I am trying to get it into epoxy so it won't rust while I work OPVs (other people's vehicles).

My plan is to get the roof support structure patches in place, clean everything and spray 2 coats of epoxy. I'll have to do the floor pans, trunk and install the new roof skin later. The underside will have to wait until I break down and buy a rotisserie.

I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup with the motor being bored at the machine shop right now. Once that motor is back I need to reassemble it, service the transmission and reinstall the motor. It came to me in pieces so I am hoping it's all still there.

After I get it running again, I will be stripping the failed clear coat areas and repainting the truck. It needs new bed liner sprayed as well.

Once the Dakota is out of here, I have a 1968 Camaro scheduled for painting and after that the '55 Chevy truck may be coming back since the guy who was supposed to install all the glass never got it done.
 
Thanks.
I welded the patch to the upper quarter panel and then removed the old filler.
They had used screws to make holes and then applied the filler. No need to do it that way as the back side is accessible:
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The repair toward the rear was really more of a skim coat to cover a slight crease in the metal:
Quarter Panel Right rear Old Repair.JPG
Going to need a patch on the lower rear section.

Started going over the sandblasted metal with 80 grit on the DA.
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