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71 Lemans First Frame Off Restoration

Im gonna start my own thread here to track my progress on my restoration.

Here she is shortly after I bought it. This is exactly what it looked like.



Here are the first stages as she sets right now.




Front left cowl drain. We fished out probably 3-5lbs of dirt, leaves, and sand with a coat hanger before we even began to tear it down. This was causeing major rust and water to drain into the drivers carpet.


Already ordered the outter patch for this ^ from Ames.

Wish me luck as I know nothing about these old cars, and Ive never done body work before. My friend and neighbor have though and are advising me and lending a hand.
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looks like youve got a nice place to work on it.


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nice shop! take your time, It's just machinery...the body work is art however! Eric



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Nice shop and a pretty solid looking ride.

What are your final plans for her?
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Thanks guys. Yeah its pretty solid, rust is minimal. 90% of the rust is the furtherest panel to the rear under the seat, and the front left lower cowl panel. (the cowl panel is what Im working on now.) I have the outter area removed, POR-15 the inside area this evening, just waiting on the replacement from Ames to show up.
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Nice car, and really great shop, I'm envious! Good luck on the build, remember, KISS, keep it simple stupid! Kiss was some of the best advice I ever got.

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Ordered both rear quarter patch panels just now. Hope they are good quality.
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Well Ames seems to be the hold up now. Ordered a part and they waited nearly 2 days to ship the darn thing. Tracking says it should be here monday. Not much progress today, took 1 hood hinge off blasted it and POR-15 on it. Got that crap all over me and it dont come off! Rest of the day basically a clean up the shop day.
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beats going to work


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Well the body is off the frame.




And the serial number on the frame matches the VIN!
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