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07-01-2013 09:39 PM Right Rear Fender
Before starting on the trunk lid, I wanted to fix a problem with the fender. My concern was that the fix might throw the trunk lid off, so it needed fixed first.

The left fender fits great. The right one doesn't fit well. The roll pan "kicks out" at about floor level. Some of it could be fixed by moving the fender back a little but that creates new problems at the front. So, I ran a cut up to the floor in the inner wheel housing at the back. A hold down strap was attached to the tail light opening and the rear axle. Cranking the ratchet and heating the inner wheel house pulled it forward just enough. A quick weld and grind job and the fender fits a lot better.

I pulled the trunk lid off the shelf and removed the layers of paint. It is ready for some lead work and then gap fitting.


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06-29-2013 09:49 PM Passenger Door
Pulled the door and ground the leading edge down 2 inches at a time, tack welding every two inches to keep the skin from completely detaching.

While the door was off, I filled the hole I made where I tried to use the braided stainless wire loom. The hole was cut for the contact strip.

I also cleaned up the modification to the lower cowl.

The wiring harness for the door was completed.

The door went back on the car for final marking. Then back off for grinding. Finally, back on for photo. The trunk lid is next.


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06-26-2013 06:18 AM Passenger Door
Got the last of the compressor stuff done Monday night by storing the old compressor out of the way so I can decide what to do with it.

Tuesday night I finished the front of the window frame. Welded between the tacks. Marked the desired gap and ground the weld back.

Next will be removal of the door to grind and weld the leading edge of the door, fit the electrical contact, and wire the door.


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06-22-2013 09:19 PM Compressor
Well, I finally got tired of the wore out compressor spewing oil everywhere. We went out this AM and (after going to the farmer's market, pool supply store, and floor covering store), we brought home a new compressor. Got it all hooked up and operational. On one hand it is distressing that is all I got done today. On the other, this should make future work easier and quicker.

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06-20-2013 06:43 AM Passenger Door
Filled the voids at the back lower edge of the door. Ground the bottom of the door for the rear 15 -16 inches back and then welded. Marked the gap and ground back to it. Also trimmed the top rear portion that was still a little too tight. Marked the front edge for grinding once removed from car. Door will come off once the front top part is welded and ground.


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