Here are a few progression pictures of the rear Passenger Door and the side profile (C Pillar) of the completed Body.
Decide on a final color yet ? Wheel type or interior?
Rally Wheels w/raised white letter tires, tilt-telescopic steering wheel and a black interior with a bench front seat. Here are a few pictures that show a better progression of the Body shell. The car has already been block sanded and is getting its final paint coverage. I’ll post some updated pictures that show it covered in Red.
The Hood of the Car was NOT made by AMD. They did not have a flat Hood so we had to go with a different brand. The Hood had “crumple zones” so we welded metal strips to bridge the recessed areas and then applied a thin layer of body filler (over the welds) to make the repair invisible. The heat from welding those areas bowed the side profile of the Hood almost a half inch! It took a couple of hours to fix the warped incorrect curvature. We had to use a 1968 Hemi RT Coronet to remove the bowing from the center of the Hood. Lowering the car from a Lift onto the top of the Hood did the trick! (Pictured below) It took some nerve racking trial & error but it ended up working out perfectly.
Every gap throughout the entire vehicle is now consistent and within Factory spec. I will have pictures of the vehicle showing its complete gray color sometime next week.
I’ve had some People asking fur updates so I thought I’d post these shots until I can get updated pictures of the car in primer. They were taken a while back and show the final “roughed in” shape of the Roof & Doors. The Roof of the car dropped another inch after we split it across the top to relieve the stress that was caused by the custom shape of the “C” pillars. The final shape and fit of the body panels turned out better than expected. The panel gaps and door edge crimps are all consistent and look just like the Factory would have done them.