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Next, the crew mounted the body on a fixture to begin the sheetmetal repairs. These cars are cool and have a following, but parts are not as plentiful we’d like, so restorers are faced with some decisions to make.

The wheel tubs were very rusty on this car, and replacements are not made for it. The good thing is that the tubs interchange with regular Galaxies, and there were many thousands of those made. We obtained a clean replacement set of wheel tubs removed from a car at Desert Valley Auto Parts (http://www.dvap.com) in Arizona. They cut them from a car and shipped them to us.

Upon arrival, we trimmed off the excess rough edges. The DVAP crew cut them oversize so we could do the finish work in-house.

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Our crew drilled and ground away the original spot welds in the car and removed the original wheel tubs.

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Original tub removed.

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