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Saw your trunk repair. Can you tell me how you are joining the seams of the pan pieces and extensions together? I see the spot welds, are you welding the entire seam on both sides?
BTW, whose parts did you use?

Looks good so far!

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I am using Goodmark for the trunk floor and supports. The center section has flanges to accept the side sections. I put spot welds (~every inch) on the top and welded all sections to the support below. I am not going to weld the entire seam. I used a grinder to knock down the spot welds and brushed the seam with POR-15. Once I get the interior floors done I am going to go back and blend all the joints so you will never see them.
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Some more randoms here. Got the floors cut out last night. I have some work to do, but I plan to put the new floors in...2 weeks or so.

I have a new dash ready to go...and no it is not the one in the pic. The wheel well is a before shot. I have some fresh steel in there now. Sorry about that blurry floor pic....

As you can see I am scoring some free tools in the process. The trunk drop-offs were hiding some "nice" wrenches.
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Your car your project ways I see it. I have a 67 that I was thinking about doing a LS swap but the cost kept me away. I can't wait to see yours done! Good luck for sure!


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It just tick's me off to see how some people let an Ole Goat just sit there and let it deteriorate away in the first place. Glad you are bringing her back!
^This.

Better to be heavily modified than left to rot.
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Motor starting to take shape
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I am using Goodmark for the trunk floor and supports. The center section has flanges to accept the side sections. I put spot welds (~every inch) on the top and welded all sections to the support below. I am not going to weld the entire seam. I used a grinder to knock down the spot welds and brushed the seam with POR-15. Once I get the interior floors done I am going to go back and blend all the joints so you will never see them.
Thanks, I will follow suit. It looks like you placed the center section first as to make sure it is properly aligned.
I have used POR15 many times and love it. What product are you sealing the seams with? Just the POR15 paint?
Good luck with the rebuild. Thanks for the guidance.

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Thanks, I will follow suit. It looks like you placed the center section first as to make sure it is properly aligned.
I have used POR15 many times and love it. What product are you sealing the seams with? Just the POR15 paint?
Good luck with the rebuild. Thanks for the guidance.

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Using POR-15 and gonna go over it with some light weight body filler to hide the welds. For the edges at the trunk drop offs I have some 3M brush-able seam sealer.
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Interior work.....

It is premature, but i have started refinishing the seats. I am putting new springs in the front bases and new foam everywhere, so it is best to do it when it is very hot outside....as I am sure you know.

1) I took the seats down to the bare frames and soda blasted them.
2) Installed the new springs in the bases
3) Stretched the new covers on.
4) for the rusty crusty seat tracks, I pulled them off and soaked them in white vinegar for about 3 days. I rinsed them off and they were completely rust free. I painted them and repacked the tracks with grease and they are better than new.

As you can see, I don't have them back together yet, but I wanted to show some progress. The white seat is how they looked before I started. The car had black interior originally that someone did a poor job of recovering in white.
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Nice job on the seats. They are going to look great. I would have wussed out and just installed some newer GTO seats.
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Glad I found this thread- you're making me feel better! I have a $500 66 Lemans getting delivered tomorrow that's also a pull out of the woods. I think only difference is mine has front fenders and a Caddy 500 sitting in the frame rails. Sitting, not bolted lol. Nice progress!
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