1970 W-31 frame off

Old October 28th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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1970 W-31 frame off

just wanted to share my progress with the car, few new pik's.

Still alot to do and alot of stuff to get yet

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Old October 28th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Wow that thing must have taken a hard hit to wrinkle the frame under the door like that.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Yes it did. i was in the pass seat. we hit a tree heading. it hit right on the end of the frame (if u look thought the piks you can see how bad it folded thfrount). but hitting were it did probably save a lot more damage.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Wow....who split the dash? Floor wrinkled pretty badly too...good luck getting her back on the road. Looks like it was pretty nice before the crash.....
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 06:55 AM
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the dash was from me. my mom was driving and is ALOT shorter than me. so i was already in the dash when we hit. All i got was a fat lip, my mom got really messed up though she is the one the hit the windshild.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Wow...hopefully she is feeling better. How long ago did it happen? Hopefully, you have collision repair experience and a frame machine. Gonna have to do a lot of pulling and measuring before that body can be dropped on the new frame.....

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Old November 22nd, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Mom is fine now, this happened 20 years ago. The car has been setting in storage I finally got a place to work on it. as for the frame and body, they head to the shop in january. I can turn a wrench but no way could i fix that.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 07:58 AM
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Found a dash in Iowa. man what a drive. but i got everything. the person cut it right out of the car. will post some pik's soon. It's not thru greatest but for the price and everything i got. one step closer!!!!
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Do you have pics of what it looked like before you disassembled it? What do the body mounts look like? The frame is tweaked hard all the way back to the rear cross member! Mom must have been on it hard before hitting the tree! Whatd she do hit second at 6000rpm and loose it?
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Old January 4th, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Most of the pik's from before i dismantled her are on the photobucket link. as for what she was doing. My dad told her that the car could not spin the tires in all 4 gears. she tried to prove him wrong. she lost control and was not smart enough to take her foot out of it. have a video of the road and tree. still have to up load that one. mom still denies that is what she was doing but video shows truth
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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Wow you have video of the actual crash! This car was drilled hard. Quite the ambitious project.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 04:43 PM
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had a busy weekend!!!!!

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she is setting on the new frame. next step off to body shop!!!
here is a pik of the dash i picked up. wrong color but could not beat the price.

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Old February 27th, 2013, 05:18 PM
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looking for a floor pan for my car. If anyone could point me in a good direction (dont want to by junk or pay more than i should). Any help would be great thanks alot

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Old April 30th, 2013, 02:38 PM
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Update. just got home from the body shop. bringing the frame home tomorrow so i can finish it. Kind of made me smile just a little to see that she is getting fixed. One day closer!!!!!!!!

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wow,that's a ton of work. looking good. Take a picture of the firewall and if there are any stampings put the pic in the firewall stamping thread.
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ok little lost on what you are talking about "Take a picture of the firewall and if there are any stampings put the pic in the firewall stamping thread." but if you can point me in the right direction and i will gladly do it.
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It has been some time but work is still going on. Hoping to have some new piks up soon.

Although I am not as far as I hoped I would be it is vetting there. I am amazed at the time, money, and pain of finding parts has been.
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A Sebring Yellow W31 that had been in your life for a long time? That car is worth it - keep going!!!
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Old June 1st, 2014, 04:56 PM
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My dad is the original owner. He bought it right after he got back from nam
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So you said you have a vid of the crash and the aftermath? We all like to see the carnage. And its great ref for before and after pics. You're really going to town. Why the full floor replacement? Was it tweaked that hard?
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 09:59 AM
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That's a lot of "buffing"

Looks like someone's knees put dents in the dash panel.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 05:08 AM
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I replaced the floor for the fact that i was that far down. there were odd ball rust spots. I it was the cheaper way. i got a good deal on the floor
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Old June 4th, 2014, 08:39 AM
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Cant wait to see the finished product! Im sure you feel the same...
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Old September 26th, 2014, 01:19 PM
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http://s1247.photobucket.com/user/jo...%20body%20piks

finaly getttng around to uploading some new piks.

they came from the body guy this way, no real order to them. I hope you enjoy i sure did.
reminds me how much work has been done
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Looking good. I would think with you being down in Kazoo, that when it is done, you will take it to Homecoming and perhaps a couple of the shows at the Gilmore Car Museum?
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Originally Posted by johnsw-31 View Post
Most of the pik's from before i dismantled her are on the photobucket link. as for what she was doing. My dad told her that the car could not spin the tires in all 4 gears. she tried to prove him wrong. she lost control and was not smart enough to take her foot out of it. have a video of the road and tree. still have to up load that one. mom still denies that is what she was doing but video shows truth
Your mom is a bad a**.
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Looking good. I would think with you being down in Kazoo, that when it is done, you will take it to Homecoming and perhaps a couple of the shows at the Gilmore Car Museum?
That is in the books for sure. Just have to get her done
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It is yellow. only have hood and stripes left then time to start putting back together. I also found what i think is the build sheet. If anyone could help me understand it that would be great

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That's the broadcast card, documentation that you have a W31.
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Old October 6th, 2014, 06:37 AM
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So you said you have a vid of the crash and the aftermath? We all like to see the carnage. And its great ref for before and after pics. You're really going to town. Why the full floor replacement? Was it tweaked that hard?
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there is a misunderstanding. i do not have a vid of crash. have of were the crash happened and the car right after.

I replaced the hole floor because there was rust in alot of small spots. So it was almost the same price to do the hole floor
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That's the broadcast card, documentation that you have a W31.
Only if the body number on the card matches the body number on your Fisher Body plate on the cowl.
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Only if the body number on the card matches the body number on your Fisher Body plate on the cowl.
True, as broadcast cards from one car have been found in another.
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Very impressive to say the least. Wow what a come back. anyone else would have just sent it to the wrecking yard 20 years ago. Great save.
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Very impressive work bringing one of the greats back from the dead as that one surely was. Whats your moms reaction?
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