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post #16 of 193 (permalink) Old 02-20-2016, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Also set the tail light panel in place to see just how well it would "fit". Glad that I ask on the VMF about NOS and Original Ford Tooling. I was about to spend about $200 bucks more than I needed to it appears...
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post #17 of 193 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Didn't get a response on the VMF (before this posting anyway) about the floor cross member being straight on a '66. I feel pretty comfortable that it is supposed to be. So I straightened it out and cleaned it up and sprayed with weld-thru primer. Looks like the fit is good.
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Didn't get a response on the VMF (before this posting anyway) about the floor cross member being straight on a '66. I feel pretty comfortable that it is supposed to be. So I straightened it out and cleaned it up and sprayed with weld-thru primer. Looks like the fit is good.
I meant to respond but got side tracked. Mine is straight.
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Not finished by any means but got some spot welds holding it together. Once i finish with the spot welds, I will go back and do a few plug welds just for good measure.
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Just wondering, how big are your plug weld holes? I can't see them in the bottom of the taillight panel.
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Brian, see picture 2 in post #17. The plan is to plug weld from the back side in the holes drilled in the cross member. I know that is a tight place to weld, but that's the plan nonetheless.

I also noticed on the VMF the one response to my question was that the bumper and tail light panel is curved. I didn't think it was...I will ask for more responses on that.

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Ok. After further review, it appears that the rear end is curved. Hopefully it can be seen in the picture I posted. "Little" things like this are obviously hard to "know" when repairing a vehicle with damage. That's the beauty of this forum!
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I do not think it is supposed to be curved. Mine is, I assume from a minor fender bender.
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Sunny and 64* and finishing up the tail light panel today.

Did I mention it's sunny and 64*...nice outside today!!
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Sunny and 64* and finishing up the tail light panel today.

Did I mention it's sunny and 64*...nice outside today!!
Ah yeah, rub it in. It's blowing a gale here, COLD, SNOWING and a wind chill of 7F! BUT 70F in my garage
Btw, tail light panel looks great
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Caper did I mention its 64*, oh nevermind...

Decided to work on the passenger side floor pan. Got it shaped up fairly good. I did have to bend the lip upwards on the short pan (I think they make the lip bent down on all of the short pans so you can use them on convertibles and coupe/fastbacks). I will cut the piece off up at the firewall so that it will be like the factory pan. I do have to weld some on the firewall where the pans overlap each other, so need to get that cut out next.
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Another beautiful day in South Alabama!!

Fitting in the firewall piece that the short pan will weld over and to.
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Another productive day.

Got the firewall piece fitted and welded into place. The short pan still has a good fit to it after the welding. I will drill holes for the spot welds before securing it in place. Not sure if I'll get to do any work this week so it may be next weekend before anything else moves forward...

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Posted this on main forum, but wanted to put it here as well. I now have the build sheet (it was in the ash tray).

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