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10-01-2012 10:25 AM floors are in!
Well Uncle David and I knocked the floors out in three days. I still have a few welds to finish up, but the floors are in and I am satisfied with the results. Some photos of the installed floors.


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09-26-2012 12:59 AM passenger floor pans completed
Today I went to my uncle Davids house to start working on the floors. David cut and bent all the sheetmetal and I welded it all in to the car. So that's one side of the car down and one to go. I have college classes tomorrow so hopefully I can get the drivers side of the car done on Thursday.


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09-23-2012 08:09 PM moved to uncles shop.
Yesterday I drove the car without floors about 5 miles to my uncles shop. My uncle david is a sheetmetal worker and has all the sheetmetal equipment in his home shop. So Tuesday I will head over there with my welder and start on the floors. David will cut and shape, I will drill and weld. Lots and lots of spot welds to attach the substructure to the new sheet metal. Not to mention the endless tack / stitch welds. A labor of love to make sweet Caroline driveable.

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09-15-2012 11:34 PM Slow work is still progress & Holy COW!!!! My car just got more valuable!!!
So this evening at about 7:30 I headed outside to start cutting apart the rotten floors. With angle grinders fitted with wire wheel and another with cutting/grinding wheel, shop vac, chanel locks, screw drivers, and other implements of destruction, oh and saftey glasses and bandana on my face SAFETY FIRST!!! I headed out to the rambler and set to work. I took it slow making sure not to cut across any bracing or framework. It was far slower than I had first imagined due to the ton of bracing and framework, not that I am complaining because thats all in good shape. It was not as far as I hoped to get but I figure if I just keep going out there and chipping away at the job it will get done quickly enough and probably be a cleaner job if I dont rush.


So I had a HOLY COW moment neer the end of my work this evening. I was starting to clean up I looked up under the dash and there it was!!!! The rambler fuel mileage HOLY GRAIL!!! OVERDRIVE!!!!! Thats right, I did not know it when I purchased it but this car came from the factory with the very option I was considering seeking out and adding to the car. There it was right in front of me, my precious overdrive. Now let me remind you guys I am not hotrodding this car, I am going to drive it daily and keep the stock motor as long as I can, so this is a huge upgrade to me. Boys the value of the car just went up!


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09-10-2012 02:10 AM Rust up close
Ok so here are some up close photos Driver front, DF close, DR, PF, PR.


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