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#1049304 - 03/28/17 02:14 PM 85 ss "rustoration "  
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Picked up a 85 ss in november .previius owner was going to part it out so my monte love kicked in and i traded a 84 z28 for it which needed rust repair also and both cars had no drivtrain. Me amd my friend made a 10hr round trip to pick up the monte . Never even seen the car just knew it needed some work for sure . I had a trunk floor from my 84 ss that was just sittin around so i swapped it into the 85 . I also replaced the tail panel from a ls monte from the bone yard . Also cut out a rear seat pan from the same ls that i got the tail panel from. Found a mint floor in a grand prix that showed up . Car was low mile and super clean inside . No hangin head liner , no cracks in its dash u get the drift was a ladies car found her registration [Linked Image][/URL]
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#1049307 - 03/28/17 04:11 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Nice work so far! That's a super clean floor from the GP, if they use salt there anything like they do here, floors like that don't appear in salvage yards very often if ever. Always liked the two tone GP paint schemes too. The SS looks pretty solid otherwise.


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#1049320 - 03/29/17 01:03 AM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Ya it was a low mile gp . Lady driven .found the reg in the glove box lol. Poor car was stolen . Not only the insode is nice but the bottom is perfect . Very hard to come by for sure . Normally the floors are toasted lol thx for the kind words . Everything works on the car which was nice. Interior in the monte is gray and it is good shape.car was repainted black was originally white . Kind of a cheap job and thats why it rusted so bad. Pulling the carpet out of the car in a few days to see the horror lol.have to pull femders in the front to access the firewall and remove heater box most likely . Will post some progress soon. And post one of the nasty back seat pan and the horrid "repair" if u want to call it that lol


84ss current restoration
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#1049372 - 03/30/17 03:40 AM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Trunk all welded in and i sprayed galvanizing compound on the plig welds and undercoated the trunk.getting to the rear seat pan now look at the horrible so called repairs lol[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]


84ss current restoration
86 ss gone
85 ss new
85 z28 tpi
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#1049407 - 03/30/17 11:53 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Removed the front seats and kick panels today . . Removing the carpet and other interior stuff to prepare foe the back seat pan swap and the floor pan . Will post pics of the floor once i have carpet out. I know its gonna make me puke lol


84ss current restoration
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85 ss new
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#1049408 - 03/30/17 11:54 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Removed the front seats and kick panels today . . Removing the carpet and other interior stuff to prepare foe the back seat pan swap and the floor pan . Will post pics of the floor once i have carpet out. I know its gonna make me puke lol


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85 ss new
85 z28 tpi
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#1049409 - 03/30/17 11:59 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Yeh, but you're really good and this is well within your skills. Great job thus far. You will be making better than new I suspect. Keep the pictures coming.
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#1049412 - 03/31/17 12:18 AM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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So seriously, your skills are amazing. Your really F***** good at this stuff. I look at my floors and I wouldn't know where to begin.

#1049440 - 03/31/17 07:59 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Thanks for the compliments !!! Its gettin me pumped . Pics will come soon of the nasty floor of puke lol


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85 ss new
85 z28 tpi
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#1049442 - 03/31/17 08:02 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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This is my new favorite thread. Nice to see a rotting corpse resurrected like this.


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#1049443 - 03/31/17 09:30 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Witness, are you suggesting ZombieSS?
LOL! We are trending.....

#1049448 - 03/31/17 11:11 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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So happy. Cant be anymore right ! Gotta save em not crush


84ss current restoration
86 ss gone
85 ss new
85 z28 tpi
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#1049449 - 03/31/17 11:12 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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So happy. Cant be anymore right ! Gotta save em not crush


84ss current restoration
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85 z28 tpi
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#1049459 - 04/01/17 04:02 AM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Any pointers for a beginner?

#1049464 - 04/01/17 11:41 AM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Dont focus on the whole picture . Just see what needs to be done and attack each area. I still catch myself lookin at the "big picture" and it will make u discouraged. Ya rust is nasty but push on . When i see rust like this it makes me think of the po and how much they let their baby rot .gives me encouragement to push on and save her . Damn po put a engine in this old girl are u nuts lol. He told me that he put the motor in and it was running nice. Its like what about the back end that was gonna fsll off the car lol. Gas tank had 1/4 tank of gas and was hangin because the main trunk pan it mounts to was completmy hanging because it rusted away from the driver side body mount floor brace. Was rediculous . Good thing it didnt fall out foing down the highway 5 hrs of fog that was so bad that u coukdnt see literally the front of the truck. Or anything lol. Even the floor like drive down the road and the floor would be a sled and the back trunk would guillotine you in half lol.


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85 ss new
85 z28 tpi
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#1049466 - 04/01/17 12:32 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Are you replacing everything with the body still on the frame or will you have to remove it? Thank you for the advice.

#1049470 - 04/01/17 12:37 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Just have driver quarter trim inside to take off and remove carpet. As u can see already the floor has some stories to tell . Just wait till the carpet us out lol

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84ss current restoration
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#1049473 - 04/01/17 12:48 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Keepin ut on the frame . Basically the back was a all exposed with no trunk or upper trunk pan in it . Cleaned and undercoated it . Once the main floor is out u can access the rest of frame . It is a little more harder on the frame but i figure since body was so rusted it would supoort the rest of car whike major parts are replaced. When the bottom of car is finished i might pull the frame in the future .i hoping to get the rust fixed in month or so . If life doesnt get in the way will be rippin in no time lol. I showed the back end to po and he couldnt believe it was same car lol. Its really not that bad on these cars . Unibody is where it gets scary


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85 ss new
85 z28 tpi
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#1049474 - 04/01/17 01:22 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Well I'll be watching and learning. I'm also reviewing the 84 you did also.

#1049478 - 04/01/17 03:43 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Cool . The 84 is still in progress. It will take longer because the parts will be all new. It might rain here today so might not make any progress today


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#1049637 - 04/05/17 03:08 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Prepare to puke in your mouth lol.po actually put a motor in it lol what a nut job lol. Tje passenger side carpet burned from the cat .the shield is whats left of the floor there lol. Now the fun is begining. Loooks terrible but i have a solid floor that will replace all of it . Also have another firewall to take the botton couple inches with the floor seam .
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85 z28 tpi
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#1049638 - 04/05/17 03:11 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Car had brutal mouse nest and turds behind quarter trim . Was suited up with resperator and gloves and temoved the giant mouse turds lol


84ss current restoration
86 ss gone
85 ss new
85 z28 tpi
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#1049640 - 04/05/17 03:30 PM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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hah! I use a NATO gas mask for those kinds of jobs. You're making me not feel so bad about the holes in my floor. There is nothing left of yours.


That shield for the cat, are they easy to remove? I have a small amount of rot above it in mine and I'm not sure how to approach that fix.


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84 - we love seeing the photos of this transformation.Keep them coming.
You are showing that its easier and more rewarding to rip it out completely and do it right vs a million matches....
do the next one as a frame off???

#1049670 - 04/06/17 01:20 AM Re: 85 ss "rustoration " [Re: 84ss355*4spd]  
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Git the back seat pan removed . Preparing for fixing the inner wgeelhiuse rocker sections . Then remove brace and fit replacement back seat pan . Nato gas mask yhats funny. Ya the dloor is toast and the frint body mounts. All included un my floor i have for it:). The 84 is getting a frame off this one is gonna be maybe one day but mostly a driver . The heat shield comes off with little bolts. There is 4 . I thiight the floor in another members here was bad lol. Basically doing the same thing just not taking it off the frame . [Linked Image]


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85 z28 tpi
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