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1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 11th, 2017, 7:42 pm

1961 bel air running condition.Image
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Re: 1961Belair rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 11th, 2017, 7:44 pm

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Rims, 22's rear, 20's in front.
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Re: 1961Belair rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 11th, 2017, 7:47 pm

Totally dismantled.ImageImageImage

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Re: 1961Belair rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 11th, 2017, 7:49 pm

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Re: 1961Belair rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 11th, 2017, 7:51 pm

Cleaned and primed with epoxy primer.ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: 1961Belair rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 11th, 2017, 7:55 pm

Bracing body.Image

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Re: 1961Belair rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 11th, 2017, 8:01 pm

Rust removal and replacing sheet metal.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Stay tuned ,next up will be replacement floors and doors.

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Re: 1961Belair rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 11th, 2017, 8:08 pm

Floor pan.Image
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Re: 1961Belair rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 11th, 2017, 8:15 pm

Trunk floor.Image

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Re: 1961Belair rebuild.

Postby gundeleroy2k » August 11th, 2017, 8:19 pm

Good stuff

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Re: 1961Belair rebuild.

Postby The Paleontologist » August 11th, 2017, 8:20 pm

MY *BLEEPING* GODD!!!!!

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby V8 Boys » August 14th, 2017, 11:07 pm

you are a man of your word Robert....

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 15th, 2017, 12:12 am

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby BlueGalant HD » August 15th, 2017, 6:19 am

Well aim for stars bro and how things looking like your gonna be there. I have a few things park up and I just wish I had the ability or someone to work on them like how I want them to.

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby *KRONIK* » August 15th, 2017, 6:51 am

In...for maccomentz

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 15th, 2017, 9:11 pm

BlueGalant HD wrote:Well aim for stars bro and how things looking like your gonna be there. I have a few things park up and I just wish I had the ability or someone to work on them like how I want them to.


I'm glad I could do everything on a car for myself although I have men working full-time on it. I don't want to stick and it end up taking years. I watching them like a hawk , no room for mistakes. Doors arrived today , so when the welding is finished, on to the next step ( filler work) without delay. What you have park up though?

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby wagonon20's » August 15th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Harder than a guntress gyal pan in a boat ride party, that my friend is HARD!

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby trinitar » August 16th, 2017, 2:22 pm

where is the blasting done/cost etc? What brand primer you used? appreciate!

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 16th, 2017, 3:41 pm

trinitar wrote:where is the blasting done/cost etc? What brand primer you used? appreciate!



At the back of SWS Marabella. Romeo .342 6649. PPG Epoxy primer. I cleaned it properly and used Magic Rust Seal ,let it dry, sanded it and then primed.

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 16th, 2017, 6:35 pm

The doors came in yesterday.Image


Already stripped and treated.

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby Morpheus » August 16th, 2017, 8:44 pm

*KRONIK* wrote:In...for maccomentz

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby Miatabrah » August 17th, 2017, 2:45 am

What did the floor pan replacement cost you?

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby rspann » August 17th, 2017, 6:21 am

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The floor itself was under $1000 USD. But shipping California to Miami and then to Trinidad (,because of it's size ) was a lot . The cost with duty and vat came up to around $14000. The trunk floor was just under $7000. The nice thing about these American cars , is that you can get every screw, rubber, moulding ,body part ,etc brand new. They even sell the complete interior upholstery kit, in all the original colours.

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby JUS4SHO » August 25th, 2017, 8:47 am

beautiful build

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby skylinechild » September 22nd, 2017, 3:01 pm

very beautiful build... i like

questions thou -

1 .are you going for a full era restoration or are you adding in more modern conveniences
like ac, disc brakes, coil overs rear defroster - power brakes & steering

2. paint scheme
OEM paint colors or u going with something newer??

3. any thing being done under the hood??
rebuilding engine and transmission to spec or you going aftermarket parts for the engine to make power and super charging or turbo'ing??

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby rspann » September 22nd, 2017, 11:19 pm

Its going to be a restomod. Every thing new, and all the comforts. I now organising a powerplant for it, but I not letting the cat out of the bag . All I could say is that it going to be a monster. Have wilwood brakes, booster, power steering organised already. Colour as in the pic above. Planning to move the doorposts and change it into a two door, bought the longer doors day before yesterday, so when I return , I have some work cut out.

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby TriniKKK » September 23rd, 2017, 6:14 pm

Is switching from 4 door to 2 door legal?

No issues from license office down the line?

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby black start » September 23rd, 2017, 10:28 pm

Inside just to gape yes....

great work man spann!

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Re: 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air rebuild.

Postby rspann » September 24th, 2017, 6:58 am

TriniKKK wrote:Is switching from 4 door to 2 door legal?

No issues from license office down the line?


Remember ,I used to make four door into six door. :D

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