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05-25-2010 10:57 PM Passenger Door #1
I didn't get much done this weekend, I had company in from out of town. I did have a few hours today after work so I removed the passenger door skin and started to make patch panels for the door structure itself. Then I will re skin the door.

I have 2 of the 3 panels pretty much made, the third is only rough cut out. I used the leftover original door skin for the patch material. A new door skin awaits assembly. I also have a pic of some of the pass side rocker panel area that I had to cut out and will need to create a patch.

While the door is apart I'll also spray some Eastwood rust encapsulator to stop any remaining rust I haven't been able to sand out. Unfortunately, the chemical stripping I paid so much for didn't get all this. Such a waste of $$.


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05-16-2010 11:51 PM window frame patching 3
more pics still. It almost looks like it's supposed to now.


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05-16-2010 11:50 PM Window frame patching 2
more pics. All those patch pieces were hand filed to fit in their numbered holes. What a "PITA"


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05-16-2010 11:49 PM window frame patching
This past weekend and the weekend before I spent what available time I had patching the rust holes around my window frames. I had 17 different holes (I squared them off) to patch, created the patch panels from my old quarter panel pieces and welded them in place. It was a great welding practice lesson for me, as welding is one thing I haven't had much experience with yet.


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05-03-2010 10:15 PM more inner wheel well hacking
This weekend I bought more sheet metal at Classic Industries and chopped up more of the rear inner wheel wells to make the replacement metal fit (roughly). I was then able to locate and measure the rear wheels for axle ordering- which I did today from Frank @ Prodigy Customs. Since I'm going to widen the body a little it allowed me to order a wider axle. Hopefully this will help keep the "wide track" look that Pontiacs are known for.

The car will not sit this low at ride height. This is where we're estimating the full compression of the suspension so we know there will not be any bottoming out issues contacting the body.


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