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Thread: 1967 firebird build (my first car)

  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by tigqk View Post
    Can you advise if you had to go to aftermarket parts and sheetmetal for replacement or were the still available from GM?
    I went with aftermarket parts from national parts depot, www.npdlink.com For budget aftermarket are fine. For quality I go with GM replacement, the jamb areas are USUALLY better. What vehicle are you looking for parts for?

    Quote Originally Posted by wellis77 View Post
    Looks good so far Mike. What are the plans for it? Going back to original, resto-mod, something else? I'm building a pro-touring '69 Dart w/ a full chassis, Viper suspension, stroked 5.7 Hemi, T-56, and a host of other goodies...
    The car has been done since late 2006. I went with the traditional old musclecar style. I raised the back end and put weld racing rims on. Mickey thompson indy profile rear tires size N50-15. It looks great.
    Mike
    Krusemark Custom cars
    Shop Equipment:
    52x16 gauge tennsmith foot shear
    48x16 gauge Mitler Bros ultimate box and pan brake
    16" large radial arm saw (for steel)
    Hobart handler 140
    12x7 horizontal band saw
    Longevity tigweld 250
    w/ everlast watercooler
    Longevity migweld 250P
    Everlast power plasma 70
    Harbor Freight large metal shrinker strecher
    I have used and own a lot more equipment than this.

  2. #102
    Senior Member tigqk's Avatar
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    I'm a Journeman Bodyman and was just wondering about the status of some of those parts, don't have a car that I am rebuilding, and in the shop it is rare to get something more than five years old, not many completes, I do have an 87 Ranger 4x4 STX that I need box panels for and Ford does not stock them anymore, would like to fix it.Nice truck came from factory with lift,bars light kit, large tires.
    1 Longevity LS 200PI & Stand
    Thermal Arc 190 Mig w Chasiss
    3 Victor Pro O/A Torches, Journeyman Torches
    Blue Point Stud Welder
    12" x 6 Power Hacksaw
    6x1/2,8x3/4, Bench Grinders on Stands
    1" Belt Grinder on Stand
    13 Grinders Makita & Bluepoint
    Snap On Tools & 65 Anniversary Box

  3. #103
    Wow! That is a project...
    (Retired) professional firefighter. Amateur everything else I try to do...
    and I do some of it with:
    Longevity MIGWELD 140 yeah baby!
    Longevity LP40
    , <------ oh yeah!
    Mig: Century 80, Clarke 150EN
    O/A setup
    Lincoln 225 tombstone
    grrrrrinders, bench and ra
    hf drillpress, and files! and pliers! and hammers! and and - OK, whew, got that out of my system!
    Oh yeah: GO BIG RED! (Now one of the 14 members of the REALLY Big 10 cuz we left the 10 members of the Big 12)

  4. #104
    Making great progress on this project. I really like the old muscle cars. I'm old enough to remember them as new. Keep going strong.
    Longevity WeldMax LC-520D
    Victor Torch Oxy Acetylene

  5. #105
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    How about some updates as there haven't been any in years?

    It's nice to see folks keeping and restoring old cars.

  6. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by HokiePhd View Post
    How about some updates as there haven't been any in years?

    It's nice to see folks keeping and restoring old cars.
    Hi HokiePHD and welcome to the forum. We like pictures here so please include some showing your work. Be sure to post a bit about yourself in the introduce yourself section so we can get to know you. Also, consider entering the latest contest here. The odds of winning are great.
    Dan
    Units owned Longevity PROmts 200

    Force Cut LP80 plasma cutter
    Longevity auto dark welding helmet

    Atlas 10x36" lathe
    Craftsman 5HP 30 Gal compressor
    Home made CNC router/plasma/hot wire foam cutting, 3D printing table powered by Longevity Force Cut LP80
    Home built aluminum foundry, HF 4x6 bandsaw

  7. #107
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    Thanks

    I just posted an introduction.

    I'm a long way from winning a contest. I just fixed a couple of cracks on my garden tractor and the welds were very very very ugly. So being a total beginner, I have a way to go before I enter any contests.

    The good news though is that the welds are strong with good penetration. So the goal of fixing the tractor has been achieved and I didn't have to hire someone to do it!

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