62 Bubble Project

oldskydog

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#3
looks like from the photo Impala. Wrong top on it
There are two cars in the ad. I don't know why the rusty red Impala is in there but the bubble has the right top just not sure its not a converted 4 door. Thats what it looks like in the pics but not enough is shown. It couid be that is a 2 door with a 4 door rear clip welded on depending on where the seams are and not enough is shown.
 

409gang

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#4
Wow who ever grafted that rear clip on did not get the body line on the drivers side straight, it has has a kink between the rear and the front of the 1/4 panel, POOR workmanship!!
 

DonSSDD

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#6
Hard to tell if there is a weld on the front windshield frame somewhere which would be there if this was a 4 door converted to a 2 door. Door post area would also be welded.
 

fourzeronine

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#7
There are two cars in the ad. I don't know why the rusty red Impala is in there but the bubble has the right top just not sure its not a converted 4 door. Thats what it looks like in the pics but not enough is shown. It couid be that is a 2 door with a 4 door rear clip welded on depending on where the seams are and not enough is shown.
The base vehicle was definitely a 4-door. Take a look at the door jamb. That gap in the rocker is about the same amount as the difference between 2-door and 4-door front doors, and there's no vertical weld visible in the outer rocker. The A-pillars also have crudely done welds, and the roof drip rail is far rustier than the corresponding drip rail on the A-pillar.

I bet someone started this and then realized they were in over their head.

Maybe someone could salvage the bubble roof and put it on the Impala. Would certainly be a rather rusty starting point, though.
 

Jim Sullivan

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#9
Sure looks like a very old bubble top onto a four door conversion. Too bad they didn't spend a little more time on panel cutting, alignment and welds. But, it's only metal, so anything can be fixed. :D
 

heddrik

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#13
How would you weld the section where the back door was? Just replace entire quarter panel to make it look better? I would like to do something like this eventually.
 

heddrik

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#16
Hmmm, never thought of that . My problem is I have a 61 Buick LeSabre 2 dr bubble for donor car, the body lines on the quarter panel look different and the lower portion of that car is very very rusted. Any creative ideas Mr DonSSDD?
 
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