another dc getting rescued

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by surf bus, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. surf bus

    surf bus Active Member

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    Been a while since i last posted anything,but i am still out there saving veedubs,but i thought i would put up a few pics of a resto we are currently doing on a dc.Check out Autoshape Restorations FB Page to see what we get up to
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  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice in shiny metal.Plenty of rusty patches. Looks like there is a fair bit of work to be done. Good to see another DC being done
     
  3. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Nice. I can tell you are "doing it right" and not mucking about.
    It's not cheap to do (I got a good feel for what it's already cost), but it will definitely be worth it in the end.

    I be following your progress intently. Keep it up.

    Cheers
    Euan
     
  4. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    The price is really only have the picture the rest of the picture you can see above and the reward soon follows.
     
  5. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    surf bus - just had a look at your FB page. You really have done some serious work on this DC. Good stuff.

    P.S. Can't wait till we get some kind of KC DC convoy happening somewhere sometime.
     
  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The funky green panels :)

    I still regret that day back in 1996 when I sold my DC :(:oops: ..... Mrs said it had to go as wasn't appropriate for me to drive clients around in BUT it was the coolest car they had ever been in :cool:;)
     
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  7. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Funky expensive green panels. But good ones.
     
  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup but it's what you pay for is what you get....... quality costs and better to do it right the first time than save and paying more down the resto road ;)
     
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  9. surf bus

    surf bus Active Member

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    As good as the funky green panels are,without them we would not be able to restore these cars.25 odd years ago when i started doing these we were cutting up other cars for sections and we dont have that option today. The aftermarket panel industry was not around as it is today,as with any brand of replacement panel they dont just fit and can take many hrs to do so.
    All these old cars have rust issues that you cant see and with any resto there are many ways to skin a cat. Ultimately that decision lays with the person who is paying as to how long thay want there rebuild to last.As people on hear are finding out,shiney paint can hide a lot of nasty repairs
     
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  10. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    These DCs are getting to be as common as muck!
     
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  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    :cool:
     
  12. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    That's why I've got one foot on both a DC and SC.I do like a good SC:) harder to get as well,in my opinion.
     
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  13. BrissyGeorge

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    I`m with you Wayne
     
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  14. Poptop

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    You know I want right, then we can start another committee!
     
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  15. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    You want a piece of the action. You want in?:D;)
     
  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    SC team coming up;). I do think you're going to have to include T3's here to get a committee!:p
    Cheers
     
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  17. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    No we have our four as needed for that as well.:rolleyes::)
     
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  18. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    No .We have our four as needed for that as well.:rolleyes::)
     
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  19. surf bus

    surf bus Active Member

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    Klassics fabs lovely green primer all gone,metal conditioned and ready for some epoxy
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  20. OSF

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    Nice job.
     

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