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Starting body work

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by DaveSeries1, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. DaveSeries1

    DaveSeries1 Gold Level Sponsor

    Hi guys, It's been a while since posting anything. Making progress on the S1, now on a rotisserie. Lots of rot. Some folks have told me to scrap in and find another tub, but I would have all matching serial #s if I kept the old one. Does it seem too far gone? Everything is good about 8" up from the bottom. Will start stripping and prepping next week. All opinions welcome. Dave

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  2. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    The sills are available as are some of the X memeber parts .. Floors front are available.. Backs are available for series 3 on.. You can probably modify to work.. What are the seat rails like?

    Also with that much rot in the lower body you will likely have to brace the car cross body as well as across the usual door openings between a and b posts as he sills and X give the body its strength.. Its likely sagging and you dont want to weld it up bowed.

    Lots of work ...
  3. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    I've seen worse and if you're doing the work yourself and taking your time it salvageable.
    Just make sure the frame rot is done correctly ( straight and plumb) as that'll throw
    everything off if it's not.

    Seat rails, as Michael pointed out are a challenge.
  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Dave, I see you are in NC..... I'm in Greenwood, SC

    I have a complete floor from a Series I/II with very nice sheet metal AND the under frame is non-rusty!

    Send me your E-mail and I can provide you with excellent pictures for you to review.

    The money saved will far exceed your labor and materials needed to replace the damage you have shown in the pictures posted here.
  5. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Not to mention it will give him correct dimensions!
  6. Alpine Addict

    Alpine Addict Platinum Donor Diamond Level Sponsor

    Dave, Where in NC are you? I am in Holly Springs. I have a series 2 in my garage with original bodywork if you need to take any measurements. Steve
  7. DaveSeries1

    DaveSeries1 Gold Level Sponsor

    Hi Steve, I'm in New Bern, a little over 2hrs east from you. Let's keep in touch. Regards, Dave
  8. Alpine Addict

    Alpine Addict Platinum Donor Diamond Level Sponsor

    Sounds good

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