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09-01-2012 09:56 PM Left Fender
I could have worked on the doors or the fenders. Still not sure about the doors so I went fenders.

Pulled the left one out of storage. This was the one which still had the brace stuck to it, sort of.

The PO had welded the holes along the lower back. He then covered it with bondo. Based on the back side, I knew it had to be re-done.

The back side cleaned up pretty nice. The outside was another story. Pits! My initial reaction was to cut it out and make a new panel. However, the top of the fender behind the headlight opening had pits as well. My thought process revolved around the notion that if one had to be fixed; might as well fix the both. The flaw in that logic is that the lower panel was something I could replace; the crown of the fender is beyond my skill set After trying to clean up the welds and weld up pin holes and poor penetration, I eventually cut it out and replace it.


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08-27-2012 09:22 PM Left Horn Baffle
The repair piece was welded in. I also plugged several pin holes from the previous welds when the baffle was sectioned.

The baffles and the "chin" were installed. Hopefully I will remember the order so the final assembly goes good. These parts will require an extra set of hands once painted.

I can't decide if I want to fill the bumper bracket holes or leave them. Or maybe poke a set of tow bar tabs through them?


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08-26-2012 07:16 PM Left Horn Baffle
The plan was simple. The horn baffles had to be modified to fit the modified radiator core support. I didn't want to trash my only horn baffles only to find out the core support modifications weren't going to work. So, I bought a spare pair on e-bay. That was the pair I modified because they were in the worst shape. Now I am cleaning them up and I find a series of rust through holes just below the bead at the bottom. A replacement section was cut out and the holes for the chin mount were cut. Hopefully the welding will get done tomorrow night.

Before and after shots. The paint and rust take forever to get off. There has got to be a better way.


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08-25-2012 11:18 PM Right Inner Fender
Finished fabbing and welding the right inner fender. Cleaned the horn baffle.


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08-22-2012 09:43 PM Right Front Inner Fender
Started on the right inner fender by opening up the hole. The main sheet metal piece was cut and formed. The tacks were put in and then the inner was checked for fit.


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