Still alive. Just saving money for expensive parts and have been busy with other events. In the meantime I ran across a thread about rollbars/ cages so now I want to modify mine to connect to the frame rails. Fortunately, I have enough extra metal around to not have to buy anything for this little project. I made some plates and welded them into the floor using many plug welds and around the edges. Not sure if it shows but the area is double layered. Next will be the tubing itself.
I also modified my welding cart with heavier duty wheels, a frame on the bottom for strength, and a handle. The 200 lb tank was too much for the stock cart.
This weekend I made some panels for the rear seat delete. I used sheet metal to also act as a rear firewall and covered it with vinyl. I also started on a panel to close the gap between my radiator and core support to help force the air through the radiator.
Time sure does fly by. Had a last minute trip to China (for work), and a bunch of other things come up. Not much progress on the 'bird. I was able to muster up getting my exhaust welding finished, painted and hung back under the car, as well as I made some front license plate brackets. Progress is progress....
No exhaust update this weekend, I wasn't able to get the 309L welding wire I need for mixing SS and mild steel. So it's on order and I assembled my taillights. My electronics engineer buddy was building a set for me, but got lazy and ended up ordering a "Digi Tails" kit for me instead.
I had some time and worked on mocking up my exhaust. With exception of my cut outs (these will locate at the first bend of the exhaust for a "Straight through" fit), I have it roughed out now, and next weekend will hopefully finish it up, paint it and loosely install it. I'm so glad I made those exhaust cut outs in my floor. they provided enough room for me to get the exhaust up and out of the way. I won't torque it down until after the drive shaft is in, and I have my drive shaft hoop built.