Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: McMinnville, OR
New guy in Oregon
Hello everyone -
I have a 65 Bel Air 4 door. Was originally a V8, but before I got it someone put a 6 in it. Has a 3 speed on the column. Have had it for about 3 years and it runs/drives great. Recently found some pretty serious frame rail cancer that will require a frame replacement. Found a solid one locally and it was just dropped off today. Now the fun begins!?! Pulling the body off was never something I wanted to do....but here I am. I figured now would be a good time to join so that I have a good place to ask the million questions this job will generate. I am not doing a full restoration as I don't have that kind of money. This will basically be a frame replacement, including prep/paint frame, new suspension bushings and ball joints, new fuel and brake lines.
So...be prepared for questions. I am pretty mechanical with engines and transmissions, but never did much body work so that's where most of the questions will come from.