BUILD 1977 Chevelle SE build


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Rally Wheels just set up against the Car for picture its on stands for the Other tires were rotten and had to unbury them outta mud LOL
 

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I always dug the turbines although admittedly they're a dated look.
 
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I always dug the turbines although admittedly they're a dated look.
Remember Mr_Roboto Mr_Roboto I do Have two of these Chevelle SE now and Got really tired of looking and trying to barter / buy for the right 8.5" wide Western Wheel Turbine II wheels so pulled the trigger on Shawn's wheels and called it a day I will find some sooner or later and likely later LOL
 

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I thought they were Vectors. What kills me is I saw some at a JY a long long time ago I would have bought except they were 16.5s. I can't imagine they made a ton of 16.5" aftermarket turbine wheels.
 
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Well Friday was 3rd day with No Crutches and today Sunday Second day no wraps for my Fractured knee happened 7 weeks ago, I am slowly getting back out there with it, Friday my daughters helped me mount the rally wheels and I finally dug out the center section of spoiler and mocked it up where its gonna live Just need to get a new drill bit to drill the hole in trunk lid for the Mounting screws. Getting little things out of way to save time when I can get back to Finishing the 454 with a healed knee. But like we say progress is progress no matter how small it is it gets little things out of way


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YAYYYYYYYY Body work Starts tomorrow on a LONG Very long drawn out process knee still hurts like a Bitch but if i dont use it you know what they say BUT anywho im starting Finally on it one panel at a time is about the Knee can with stand BUT at least its starting and the Stripes I still have NOT FOUND anyone that will tackle it in the 3 colors NOT even the big Guys out there that do custom wraps ....... So looks like I may have to learn that aspect of painting also LOL Anyways I will happy to see it at least all one color
 

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Very cool, you're a braver man than I doing body work; I have never made it that far.
 
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First Picture is how it started
Well as Promised I started this Morning on Body work (I know I know i said Yesterday but was rainy) Any who Bodywork 2020 has finally started on the SE It could have turned out better I think BUT I was doing 90% sitting down in a chair due to my Double Knee fracture Enjoy the Pics and dont be too brutal It was done Outside LOL













 
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Dam Wind anyways today, I started drive side today Going good till around 200pm Got one layer smoothed out and wouldn't ya know it the wind has picked up to 30mph Gusts I cant spray in that mess LOL so round 2 I will try tomorrow

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Dam Wind anyways today, I started drive side today Going good till around 200pm Got one layer smoothed out and wouldn't ya know it the wind has picked up to 30mph Gusts I cant spray in that mess LOL so round 2 I will try tomorrow

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Being that I have seen this car in person, I'm enjoying the progress.
 
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Well Mother Nature finally Cooperated with me today and was able to get the drive side done Today First Pic is How it started








 
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Also Put the original Grille back on it I did a swap and got it Back and wouldnt you Know it My daughter says Dad I want the tube grill for my SE I like it better im Like oh crap you do Well ok then I got the stock one I guess Top pic is Old grille Bottom is new to me one 91505847_218143412756486_1636134943501320192_n.jpg

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BYE BYE STRIPES, not to worry though have Second SE for pattern so I am ok with removing them







No more stripes Kinda sad and glad at the same time getting there ever so slowly only found One bad area on door so far yayyyyy for me









 
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Well i got brave and Pulled the lower rocker trim off and Much to My surprise there was only one other spot that will need a Patch THANK GOD for that I did apply some primer filler there on it that I could see the Pin holes also so I don't miss them when I cut it out for a Patch NOW just drive side fender and roof, I have also decided to scuff the hood when ready for paint later this Summer so all colors match.







 
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All I have left to do is the roof BUT not being able to stand on a Ladder or stand for that Matter for very long that will be one of the Last pieces to the Puzzle Door is almost ready in the shed as it was 95% done before my knee fracture so just have to switch them









 

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