Progress Thread 1965 Coupe To Fast Back Conversion ,number ...i Forget !

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This is my own personal 65 T code coupe ,it has been setting on the rotisserie for about 5 years now ,time for a fast back conversion . This one will take me a while because i have to finish up some work first.
I ordered the sheet metal today and it should be here sometime next week . Sheet metal went up ,going to be around $4500 this time ,but there is more parts available than before so that added to it some . First thing will be to get it down off the rotisserie ,then start cutting it apart
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The trunk lid is the 66 version with the two big holes in the underbrace ,looks like a nice lid and it is heavy ,just have to wait to see how it fits. The trunk hinges and spring rod are available now so i bought them also
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Here is a few thousand in parts ,although there is quarters for a 68 fast back ,and a roof for a 68 firebird and the lower back window panel :hide: i know this could cause more of a riot than when Trump took president ,but yes ,i am working on a GM
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Nice ! At least the Firebird is American. Any inside word as to when Dynacorn will start selling the 65-6 fastback door frames in pieces instead of welded?
I dont think they are going to ,they didnt even know they had the 67 -68 in unwelded form untill i showed them the part number
 
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I had a little free time today so i put the drivers upper door frame together ,that spot welder sure makes thing easy ,and quick. The passenger side hasnt made it in yet
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I had a little free time this morning so i decided to fit the ends into the quarters ,they were close but i want them perfect so i checked the fit with an end cap
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i clamped the end in place ,checked one more time with my end cap and spotwelded it in
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I checked the end cap one more time ,driver side is good to go
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Passenger side was right on ,i clamped in the end ,checked with my end cap and spot welded it in place . This spot welder gets hot ,and it weighs 30 pounds ,wouldnt want to run this thing all day long . The good thing about it is when you are done it is finished ,no grinding
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Is a spot welder the preferred method for attach those to the quarter? This is one part of my coupe that needs serious attention. Wouldn't be surprised if I end up having to replace both quarters.