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08-19-2012 07:36 PM Cowl Vent Filler
Some masking paper was used to cover the cowl vent opening. Chalk was used to mark the edge which was the guide for cutting the paper template out. The template was then taped to a rectangle of 18 ga., the outline was made, and the piece was rough cut. After a lot of trimming and grinding, it fit the opening much better than the B**chin' part did. Tack welds were put in every inch and then every half inch, cooling with compressed air. Tomorrow I should be able to grind the welds down and finish welding the filler panel in.


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08-17-2012 10:04 PM Vent Filler
A long time ago I bought a Bi***in' Products Cowl Vent Filler. It was rough. I was pretty sure it wouldn't work so I put it on the shelf figuring I would work things out later. It is now later (much later).

It was too wide in the middle. And the sides were too far forward. So I ground the rear middle until the peak at the front fit. The center fits snug in the opening. As you move out to either side, the gap at the front grows. Even though the gaps are too big along the front edge when you get out to the ends, they are nothing compared to the gaps at the rear outer corners.

Looks like I get to cut a homemade filler out of 18 ga.


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08-17-2012 09:50 PM Left Front Inner Fender
Took a days vacation. Got a late start due to some shopping for doors and floors (for the house).

Welded up the inner fender. Still needs a bit of grinding and finishing but it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.

Hopefully the right one will go quicker now that I know what to do.


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08-15-2012 08:04 PM Front Inner Fenders
The right and left openings were measured. After determining the opening size, the left inner was cut. A piece of 18 ga. was cut and fitting has begun.


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08-14-2012 06:21 AM RR Fender / Front Inner Fenders
Productive Monday night! The cooler weather is a big help.

The remaining 7 holes in the right rear fender were filled. The rear fenders still need the weld proud on the inside cleaned up a bit. Some minor tweaking should improve the alignment with the body slightly. The pits need to be blasted and filled. And, a decision about the gas fill hole is still to be made.

The car was set down on the ground and the engine and tranny were pulled.

The inner fenders were pulled off the shelf. The area around the openings for the control arms and spring hats had the paint removed. Filling those openings is next up.


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