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While I was getting all the welds and plasma cut areas all smoothed out on the modified areas, I went ahead and finish welded the muffler to the pipe assembly. I attempted to keep the tube in the same relative position while I went around the joint. Everything turned out nicely.



I dusted a little primer on the rocker area that was bare metal and removed the tape off of the tip. Getting all of it reinstalled on the car, without any extra bracing it still lines up, thankfully.



I had to get a right side up pic of the tips without their yellow tape, the picture does not do them justice...



With a little rearranging, I'm onto the passenger side. The tip on the driver's side will have to come off again to make some cut templates, and for general reference. Hopefully the second side will be quicker.
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Good lord, your welds look better than most people do.
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I wish I could see as well as I use to, I look at the pictures and think that most of the welds I show look mediocre at best. Thank you for the compliment though, I appreciate it.

Got to chopping up the passenger side. I made some templates from the other side and laid out all the cut areas. I removed the majority of the areas and left some material to fit the parts too. Getting the tunnel filler to fit was a little easier as I had a somewhat clue of how to go about it.



With a little time, the hole in the rocker was just right, the inner rocker was laid out and trimmed. Lots of grinding and more material removal, the filler was tack welded in place. I went ahead and mimicked the notch from the driver's side and welded it in place, while I was at it. Getting the majority of the parts all welded up, it is ready for some metal finishing. It would be fun to leave it all messy without grinding the welds... maybe next time lol


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Good lord, your welds look better than most people do.
I see pics like this and I wonder if the person is showing off the progress or the welds!

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I see pics like this and I wonder if the person is showing off the progress or the welds!

As this part of my progress is pretty much welding items together, I'll be showing the results of my progress. I do not post pics of my work to be prideful or have a "look at me" type attitude, but rather the intricate details that I am attempting to put into my build. I am not the be all end all of car builders, just sharing what I am up to.


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As this part of my progress is pretty much welding items together, I'll be showing the results of my progress. I do not post pics of my work to be prideful or have a "look at me" type attitude, but rather the intricate details that I am attempting to put into my build. I am not the be all end all of car builders, just sharing what I am up to.


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lol....don't really figure you are, just being jealous of the level of skill shown. VERY nice work!
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lol....don't really figure you are, just being jealous of the level of skill shown. VERY nice work!

Thank you for the kind words, I do appreciate it.

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