Here's a shot of the car "drawn and quartered". You have to be careful here. The trunk drip rail has to stay in tact. It maintains the rear panel, and keeps it from wobbling. Removing all the spotwelds requires PATIENCE. You lightly scuff the paint until you see the depressions. Drill them out with a 1/4" drill. IF your careful, you can use a air chisel to split them, or Eastwood sells a panel separator knife that you pound with a hammer. The joint between the roof and quarter is leaded. Be careful and be sure to have a good respirator or fresh air supply. You don't want lead poisoning. PATIENCE is the KEY here. DON'T RUSH !
OK, I need a little break from making myself crazy on the 39 Chevy. So many details and trying to out think myself.
Anyways.... my brothers Z-28 needs new rear quarters. If you look a few pages back, you'll see his grill with the rear panel of a similar Z.
Once we got under the car and started reinforcing the frame rails, we saw just how bad the old Z has weathered. The rear quarters were toast. Actual knickname for my brother is "James Bondo" This pic shows the quarters opened up to reveal access to all the spotwelds. Easier to take it off in chunks.
Here is the upper section of the newfirewall. The lower supports are not installed yet. They will be welded in as I install the inner cowl supports. Once thats done, its Floorboard time!
Those are "Cleco" fasteners holding the firewall in place prior to welding. They can be bought at Summit for around $20.00 including the pliers. If you do ANY sheetmetal work, they will become your new best friend.!