1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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Post by allenrya000 » 13 May 2015, 19:25

So I decided to buy my first car to restore. When I bought it the thing was trashed. Convertible top was shredded, engine didn't start, brakes wouldn't bleed. What a first car.
Looked like this when I got it.
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I got the convertible top all finished up and replaced and the body all cleaned up.
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I got the car running and all the brakes fixed and drivable. Runs very nice.
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Re: 1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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Post by allenrya000 » 13 May 2015, 20:30

Now replacing the rusted our fender apron.
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Re: 1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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Post by allenrya000 » 13 May 2015, 20:36

After driving for 9 weeks I decided to start a major project with the structure. What started out as a original plan of replacing torque boxes and inner floor supports ends as replacing torque boxes, inner floor support, inner and outer rockers, floor pan, under seat floor support, and floor to firewall extension. And that's just the drivers side. Now it's time to start the passenger side.
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Re: 1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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Post by allenrya000 » 13 May 2015, 20:37

Here's the start of the passengers side.
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Re: 1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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Post by badcatt » 13 May 2015, 22:34

Wow, Good luck and keep the pictures coming. Was this a Red car painted White?
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Re: 1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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Post by allenrya000 » 14 May 2015, 04:42

That was a metallic blue car painted yellow, painted red, painted white.

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Re: 1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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Post by mo2872 » 14 May 2015, 07:22

Hey, look, he welded in bracing!
Guess there'll be no:
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for you!

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Repairs look like they're going well.
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Re: 1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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Post by erkthejerk73 » 26 May 2015, 17:53

if you need any oem parts i have a ton of stuff off of my 70 just sitting around.

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Re: 1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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Post by allenrya000 » 11 Jun 2015, 11:25

A little update here.
The drivers side is pretty much done so I'm starting to tear apart the passenger side
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Re: 1970 XR7 Convertible first car

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 11 Jun 2015, 12:20

Wow, great work!
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