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Glenn's 62 Parisienne Rebuild


Thought I'd start a new topic for this incase anyone wants to follow along and to help me find previous post on the topic.  The main floor pan has been in for a while, it was blasted, treated to 2 coats of POR-15 inside and out and the underside then had 2 finish coats of paint to match the body.  Pretty sure I posted this in the Lounge some time ago with photos but can do it here if need be.  The pan had to be modified by both toe kicks to make it fit but it's in and fits nice.  We are now working on the section where the spare tire goes.  The pan has a few cosmetic differences but it looks like it will fit without modifications.  The main trunk pan will need to be modified at the tail end.  Here are a few pic of the middle pan work that has been done to date.  I just bought a pneumatic planishing hammer from Princess Auto that should speed up the time to shape some of the wheel well work and give us a better finished product.

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Great stuff! I embedded your photos into your post.

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Awesome, Glenn.  I've been following your build through your posts in other threads.  It will be nice to see them all together so we can view the progress as it happens!



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Nice to see there are ambitious and talented members here willing to go to this length!



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Your work literally is cut out for you!

As mentioned, keep posting, it's fun seeing other guys projects.

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Good work Glenn, the young fella seems to be enjoying the job too.

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Thanks guys appreciate the comments.  Here are a couple of photos of the work we had to do to get the front pan to fit. You will see surface rust on the new metal in the left front corner. It demonstrates how quick things will rust in this part of the world. Have no fear, I glass blasted it and then it got treated with 2 coats of POR-15. The underside also had 2 coats POR-15 then 2 finish coats to match what will be the car colour, Ermine White aka Artic White.Front Floor Pan.jpgLeft Front Corner Modification.jpgPainted Underside fo Front Pan.jpg



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That sure is purdy!

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4SPEED427 wrote:

Your work literally is cut out for you!

As mentioned, keep posting, it's fun seeing other guys projects.


 x2 Keep on building!



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Thought I'd post a couple of photos of recent tool acquisitions: Mr Blacksmith planishing hammer from Princess Auto. I mounted it on my 20 ton press frame. Used 3" U channel to make a mounting frame and secured it to the frame of the press with 3/8" hardened bolts to reduce vibration. Also cut a piece of my wife's discarded composite cutting board and placed it between the base of the planishing hammer and the mounting frame to further reduce vibration and noise. I will also fill the planishing hammer with sand for the same reason.

Purchased this mini rotary metal shear from Eastwood. It will allow us to cut straight and curved 18 gauge metal with better precision.

I played with both of these a little and really looking forward to hopefully putting them to use this coming weekend!

I had the 40" metal break, also from Princess Auto. Works well for what it is.

 



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Here are a few pics of the upper trunk pan. The first photo is the original and then the replacement, note the additional raised areas on the new pan. That should be a quick way to tell if it has ever been replaced.  The areas marked off in green tape are where the POR-15 has to be removed to weld on the tire hold down bracket and a bracket that goes behind the rear seat.

 

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Here are a few pics of the upper trunk pan. The first photo is the original and then the replacement, note the additional raised areas on the new pan. That should be a quick way to tell if it has ever been replaced.

 

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Geez Glenn, great work.

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Geez Glenn, great work.


 Thanks Don and thanks to whoever made the photos appear upright!



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Nice work.....and I thought my 62was rough when I got it in 1989

 

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Weird the 62s rot so much in front of the back tire, more than behind it.

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Nice work.....and I thought my 62was rough when I got it in 1989

 

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 Wow!!!  You'd never know it was the same car.  Do you still have it?



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1962 Pontiac Parisienne.jpgLeft Side.jpgRear View.jpgInterior from Left Side.jpgInterior from Right Side.jpgDash & Front Area.jpg

Another member suggested I should post some pics of how the car looked before we started. I thought you may also be interested in seeing the 'Find of the Day' ad that was in Hemmings where we saw it for sale https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2017/09/10/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1962-pontiac-parisienne It's the old judge the book by the cover thing and yes a little bit of buying with your heart to help it along.

 



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Here is a quick look at some of what we found under the paint and bondo. All floor pans and frame were not salvageable. The exception being the engine cradle itself and left front horn on the cradle.  The lower from corners of both door skins need a little patch as does the bottoms of the front fenders but it is minor.  The rocker assembly behind the outer skin, which itself was something that was scabbed on, was non-existent.  We had no idea what it looked like until I bought a parts car.  Now you have some insight why I am calling this car my New 62 because everything will be new to in order to get it back on the road.  

 

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Glenn, I knew you were an optimist. Hard to believe that car looked that good in pics. That was a very crap job someone did.

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Glenn Musgrave wrote:

Dash & Front Area.jpg

Another member suggested I should post some pics of how the car looked before we started. I thought you may also be interested in seeing the 'Find of the Day' ad that was in Hemmings where we saw it for sale https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2017/09/10/hemmings-find-of-the-day-1962-pontiac-parisienne It's the old judge the book by the cover thing and yes a little bit of buying with your heart to help it along.

 


 It is amazing what was hidden.no

If it is still good, keep that original '60s GM floor mat.



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Very nice work Glenn. You are certainly giving it the labor it deserves. 

By the way I love the interior color. My former 62 Parisienne sedan had the same color scheme inside. It was beautiful. 



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Glenn, whatever you paid for the car, the interior would have cost way more, seat coverings and door panels. Having a car with a better body and a crappy interior in comparison that is.

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Don, I agree the interior cost would have exceeded what I paid for the car. The drivetrain was all working, covered with the usual buildup of oil and dirt caused by all the leaks. My initial thoughts were to have it on the road for a total investment of 20K, that's shot to hell and climbing. The bright side is, when it is done I will have a car I can be proud of and go anywhere I choose without concern.... I hope...lol. I may buy a set of slip on seat covers to help protect the original coverings and take them off at car shows. If some of that fabric ever surfaced I'd grab it in a heart beat but sadly we all know the chance of that happening.

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Before welding the middle floor pan section in place I decided to take a closer look at the rear wheel wells and realized it would be easier to work on them if the pan wasn't in. Two days later I managed to scrape off the roofing cement type product and long hair fiberglass off the inside of the wheel wells. I'll glass bead them, remove the gas filler tube cover so we can do a full repair in that area. Sure wish I had a rotisserie for this phase:(  I'm oh so happy I bought a parts car that was in decent shape. We cut the rear wheel wells out. I'll scrape the undercoating off then glass bead them. Then we'll cut and weld where necessary.

 

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