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Hi All

Just started tearing down a "new to me" 75 Bricklin (351 Ford Windsor)

So much rust!  So many critter nests!

It was originally traffic cone orange but 19 years in the sun created this patina....I may leave it, can a plastic car be a rat rod?

Not sure if "late model" projects are welcome here, I am looking for a place for a build log

I am trying to come to grips with the Ontario "rules" around emissions, but I am years from the road at this point

Maybe OK here in chemical valley?

Cheers

Joe C

 

 



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Welcome to the site from Vineland Joe. That looks like an interesting project. Keep us posted.

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Welcome...Saw your posts on Canadian Rodder site

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At first glance, Sarnia, and that colour, I thought of "Pink Lloyd"....that's not it, is it? It was still riding around on top of the pink bus the last time I saw it.

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I tried for years to buy that one, the rumor is it got parted out

I'm pretty sure Pink Lloyd was painted, this one faded in the sun

This one has been hiding for 19 years near the refineries

The guy who sold it to me thinks there are 2 more perfect cars in storage somewhere in Sarnia

Mine is far from perfect!

JoeC



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welcome from the belleville area. i have a bud down here who has a bricklin probably close to same condition, same motor with a tan interior, if i remember right. good luck with your build and keep us posted, it should be interesting my guess. a lot of years ago i did a frame off on a 78 anniversary vette, another plastic car, and sure got a surprise but i got it cheap. it will probably boil down to whether it had been driven over a winter or 2. the vette had been winter driven and got expensive quick sort of thing.

 i like them cars and they have an interesting history, again good luck bud.  



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That's an amazing ride! Welcome to the forum! Fellow newbie here.



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Quick update, pretty much torn down as far as it can be

She is lighter by 13 pounds of rust (after I started tracking)

What wasn't acrylic/fiberglass was rust

Maye a few more weeks of blasting then repairs start...

 

Torn down

 

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there's a nice orange one running around east scarborough / pickering this year .. already seen it a few times this spring..

you have a long way to go friend ..

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I think I have seen that one, tried to catch him but couldn't get turned around fast enough

 

Mine was orange when it started, the sun turned her pink

Bricklins don't go out in the rain and hide from the sun, the acrylic bodies fade badly and crack...and they leak water big time

As I got involved with the Owners group forum I realized most of the owners are not hot rodders they are serious collectors 

Quite a few bought one of every color (5) as an investment when they came out

They keep them in concours factory condition and good for me they have kept 3 or 4 rebuild shops in business all these years, so every part is available

As an example one guy is selling off his extra cars, just keeping the 5 of each color.  In the background of a photo I saw a fender and asked if that was a Jensen.  Of course it was one of 15....

For me it is about the project, so I am happy with what I have

Really the frame is just rust repair, its a Ford 351, suspension is AMC, very economical to work on

The body is shot, but there are complete reproduction panels available

One step at a time, it will take years

 

There seem to be only bad ones or perfect ones, I almost bought this fine example...somehow much worse than what I ended up with 

 

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that might be worth a fortune if sold as lawn art..

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That would be epic if that came back to life!

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TroyGM wrote:

That would be epic if that came back to life!


 Agreed, best "before" picture ever



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