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post #31 of 113 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. Soon you will rcognize the cowling I bought from you guys sitting proudly where it is supposed to be.

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post #32 of 113 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Finally some good news. Got the passenger side floor pans out and the passenger side torque boxes are a little pitted but ok. Spent a few hours test fitting the toe boards and passenger side floor pan. Almost ready to weld it all in,




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post #33 of 113 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Finally pulled the doors off to start the process of replacing the Lower A pillars once they ship. Wifes bday to orrow so no work then but The rest of the week I should get some stuff done.

The passenger side is nearly rusted through.



Drovers side turns out to have a big dent. Looks like maybe an accident "repair":

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post #34 of 113 (permalink) Old 10-04-2016, 05:49 AM
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That will buff out, lol.


Those don't look all that bad, (I'm sure it is worse in person) Make some templates of the upper portion before disassembling the A pillar. Get some good reference measurements and take lots of pics as you go. It will be good a s new in no time.
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post #35 of 113 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Pieces actually starting to go back in. Lots of welding to do but it fits nicely.


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post #36 of 113 (permalink) Old 10-07-2016, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Spent a few hours tonight stripping out the drivers side floor pans and getting the new ones ready. The fit was awesome. Having a plasma cutter sure made the job easier.






Off to Cabo tomorrow so no work next week.

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post #37 of 113 (permalink) Old 10-17-2016, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Back from vacation so I spent the afternoon working on the car. Prepped a bunch today getting ready to epoxy prime the frame rails beforw I put the floor pans in. Shouldmget it primed tomorrow and on with the rest. Had a few rust holes in the top plate of the torque box. Cut it out, flanged 4 sides and patched it in. The rest is solid but pitted. The epoxy primer should take care of its future. The rust is from getting it cleaned. Sprayed a little Ospho on it tonight so it will be ready tomorrow. It looks much better in person than in the pic.


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post #38 of 113 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Epoxied the frame rails and torque box. Made my way over to the drivers side and finally got the drivers side full floor pan and seat pan on. Made some headway on the inner side cowls too. Brace it all up tomorrow and get to cutting.






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post #39 of 113 (permalink) Old 10-19-2016, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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The passenger side torque box was pitted and had one small area that had rusted through. I made a patch and epoxied it but I am not sure I feel ok with it. I am thinking about replacing it before putting in the toe panel.

Today I braced up to get started on the A Pillars.




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post #40 of 113 (permalink) Old 10-24-2016, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Back to reality today. Had a few hours so I started on the toe board and passenger side floor pan. If I had it to do over I would do a complete floor. It would be so much easier. Still have plenty to do to finish this side.




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Yes and no. As a person who has done zillions of floors over the years, I still prefer leaving the original tunnel in place. When something "seemingly" removes work, it usually just adds other(s) . . something to consider when you sit down to "ponder" life
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Floor pans are done sans seam sealer. Once the remaining sheet metal is done I am having it media bkasted. Put some primer on it now to protect the metal.



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Spent most of the day on Honey do stuff. Landscaping, etc.. had an hour to goof off in the garage so I started tearing apart the rusty A pillar on the Passenger side. It lived up to its, ummm, rustiness.




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post #44 of 113 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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I can't explain how mich this freaked me out doing today.




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Now that is rust removal lol
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