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07-10-2011 09:44 PM rear inner wheel well 2
I was able to get a little work done this weekend on the driver inner wheel well mini tub project. First- I got the tubes for my motor mounts back from the pipe shop that bent them. Since there was a price minimum, I had them bend a couple extra just in case. 2 are bent at 37º and the other 2 are at 45º. Even with that I still over paid. Time to buy my own pipe bender... I'll start that project after I receive my pipe notcher from the Eastwood co.

So I was able to weld up the strip of metal I cut to fit the inner wheel well and have it roughly welded in place. It fit pretty well. I had only one area that bubbled out on me and a quick slice to the side fixed that. I still need to go over some areas and then do some trimming on the inside, but all in all I'm very happy with the result. I also made a frame rail piece that follows the contour of the mini tub- wow, it was amazing how much that strengthened up the back end of this car. It's been in pieces for so long I have forgotten what a solid car feels like. Every time I'd roll it in and out of the garage it would shake and rattle like jello, and it's finally doing less and less. A good feeling of accomplishment...


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07-05-2011 08:35 PM rear inner wheels wells 2
more pics of the driver side


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07-05-2011 08:34 PM rear inner wheels wells 1
Since I'm now waiting for the tube pieces to be best so I started to mock up the rear inner wheel wells as I'll be making my own mini tubs. I have the driver side set up, now I just need to slice up a strip of metal and start fitting it in place. Fortunately for me since I'm going to flare out the quarter panels I'll need to modify the outer wheel wells too. This will allow me to correct any imperfections/ errors I might make on the inner wheels wells.

It might be a few weeks again before I get any time to work on this. I am booked this weekend, and the following will be my anniversary. Summers sure are busy...


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07-05-2011 08:33 PM engine mount mock up 3
still more pics of the mocked up pvc tubing




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07-05-2011 08:32 PM engine mount mock up 2
more pics of the mount mock up. I used PVC tubing.


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