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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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06-18-2013 05:30 AM Passenger Door
Well, I thought this door would go quicker than the other. Oh well.

Started off the evening having to nurse the compressor. Next work session is going to be either replacing the pump or replacing the whole unit. It's 19 years old so it doesn't owe me a dime.

Finished welding up the bottom. Did all the grinding. The rear edge is lacking enough weld so I have to fill some spots. The bottom looks great from the outside. But, I apparently did not grind it back far enough before welding. Grinding it to fit opened up the bottom of the seam on and off for the first 14 inches or so from the back of the door forward. So, more welding and grinding on the bottom. But that will have to wait until the compressor is back up.


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