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Goodmark Chevelle Project Car - Part 2

Rust No More

Just about anyone who has tackled rust repair on his or her car (or truck) has realized that if cancer is present here or there, you can bet the rust army has also infiltrated the inner (or unseen by most) structure of various other parts of the car. It's not uncommon to cut out a section of rusted body only to discover the inner sheetmetal has the same problem.

A lot of times we just repair the outside, knowing no one (besides Superman) can see through the outer layer to what is behind the seemingly straight outer shell. Don't feel bad, it's common to just about any type of restoration. This is precisely why Goodmark Industries has worked so hard to reproduce not just the outer body panels, but the inner sheetmetal, as well.

As time rolls on, we should see more and more replacement inner and outer panels being reproduced for many body styles and makes. The need for replacement inner panels is going to become more widespread as the amount of rust-free cars, or cars with minimal rust, become harder and harder to find.

This is where the Goodmark Chevelle comes into play. Remember, the idea was to find a car with a huge amount of rust and return it to as close to a perfect body as possible. In this second segment of the Chevelle's restoration, we'll show you what it took to reskin the doors, replace the rusted-through floor sections, and finally replace the cowl with a clean unit from a donor car (replacement cowls have not yet been produced).

Once the rusted cowl was removed, a large amount of cancer showed up in the inner cowl structure (big surprise). This was quickly cut out and replaced with another part from a clean donor car. This segment details the second part of the Chevelle's body restoration process, which means we can move on to the body mods for the next issue.

Parts Used In This Segment

Floor Pans: 4032-500-68L and R

Trunk Floor Pan: 4032-725-68 (7-piece kit available: 4032-725-68S)

Door Skins:4033-450-70 L/R

SOURCES
Goodmark Industries, Inc. Metal Finish USA
7314 Highway 115E
Cleveland
GA  30528
John's Classic Cars and Parts
2455 Riverplace Crossing, Dept SC
Douglassville
GA  30135
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