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Old 05-29-2017, 08:06 PM   #401 (permalink)
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Looks like you'll be ending up with a lot less of the Firebird body in the finished vehicle than you originally figured.

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Old 05-30-2017, 05:38 PM   #402 (permalink)
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Looks like you'll be ending up with a lot less of the Firebird body in the finished vehicle than you originally figured.
Not a lot less, just scrambled a bit, I will be using cut-off pieces from the Firebird as weld panels whenever possible. That being said, up to 10% of the car will be new metal not coming from either of the starting vehicles. Still, once I am done I'll be taking quite a load of steel to the recycler!

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Old 06-01-2017, 05:56 PM   #403 (permalink)
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Too late for me to change course now, but maybe next time...

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After cleaning up some rough edges, I created cardboard templates for closing up the dash plenum. It had to get a bit complicated where the wiper linkage comes close to the Prius v a/c unit. Now I have the templates that allow me to fabricate the sheet metal parts.






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Fabricated the sheet metal parts for the cowl / firewall. The first test fit went well. Only a few adjustments needed when I start welding.





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Any issues with welding ancient American mild steel to modern Asian tempered / high strength steel?
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Any issues with welding ancient American mild steel to modern Asian tempered / high strength steel?
There shouldn't be, but I'll find out soon!

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Four days (evenings) to read through the thread.

An inspiring project planned in exquisite detail (sometimes excruciating detail!), well documented with drawings and pictures, brought to life by a dedicated master of his craft.

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Here is a rough guess at the difference between what a stock 1967 Firebird looks like and the finished Firebrid.

I love this view with the lowered nose, air dam and sill extensions. It will look meaner and more modern than the way it left the factory. Great project, great way to resurrect a rusted out car and keep a low mile hybrid from the crusher. You should have many more trouble free miles driving your convertible when you are finished.
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Any issues with welding ancient American mild steel to modern Asian tempered / high strength steel?
Most modern cars use steel alloys with varying degrees of tensile strenght, so it doesn't sound to be so much of a problem at all.

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