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07-27-2012 06:25 AM Back to the Floor
07-07-2012

Bolts were threaded into the original seat mounting points, cut off flush, and welded over top and bottom.

The seat was bolted in to assure the nuts were in the correct location.

The nuts were welded to the reinforcement plate.

The welds were ground smooth.


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07-27-2012 06:15 AM Making Room / Front Suspension
07-04-2012

Happy 4th of July!

Needed to clean up the garage where we store our implements of destruction. Rolled the chassis in and dropped the engine and tranny in place.

With the chassis back in the big garage, I decided to see if the springs would go in with the weight of the engine but without the weight of the body.

They went in but seriously scratched the lower control arm while sliding into place. I better plan on using a spring compressor once everything is painted and powder coated.

Finally stored the chassis, the doors, and the front fenders in my new (to me) trailer.


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07-27-2012 06:09 AM Floor Work
06-30-2012

Cleaned the floor under the passenger seat.

Finished the seat reinforcement getting it ready for the nuts.

Drilled out the last broken bolt and cleaned the threads.

Moved rearward with weld clean up.


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06-24-2012 07:26 AM Weld, Grind, Repeat
Spent about 8 hours working on the floor Saturday. Quite a bit of poor penetration.

Only about 1/3 of the welds were gone over. However, I think it was the worst of it, so I am considering the job half done.

I used pop rivets to hold the floor to the one brace and then tried to put the rosette welds in the holes after drilling the rivets out. Didn't work out so well. Had all those holes to finish filling from the back side. Got that done.

The outer floor reinforcements for the seat mounts need to be enlarged. I got the driver's side done on Saturday. All the extraneous holes have been filled in and the nuts are welded to the reinforcement. The driver's side seat mount in done!


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06-21-2012 10:11 PM Inside Floor Channel
The welds were ground so the patch panels would fit. The panels were cut and bent to fit. The welds were ground enough to assure they were solid. These areas will be under the back seat, so I didn't think they needed to be perfect. Hopefully this is the last of the surprises.


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