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07-27-2012 06:44 AM Leading
07-21-2012

So, my first attempt at leading. On one hand, I am dreadfully slow. I spent 8 hours in the heat doing the front and back seams on the left rocker. On the other hand, I am pleased with the results.

A repeat of the previous post's tinned photo and a finished LR seam shows the work. The LF was done as well today. A final shot shows the view down the side.

The only way I could be happier about this is if I were a lot quicker at it.


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07-27-2012 06:39 AM Floor and Rocker
07-17-2012

Another example of diminishing returns. The area "de-rusted" in the photos from the 17th show good results, but this took hours. Since the heat is on and apparently here to stay, squirting paint will be months from now. I decided to stop working on the floor, rearrange the schedule (yes, I do have one - I am just way behind!), and do the rockers, doors, and trunk lid.

The left rear seam of the rocker was cleaned and tinned. Ready for lead.


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07-27-2012 06:34 AM More Cleaning
07-14-2012

The abrasive disc and other manual abrasive methods have given good results. But now they are producing diminishing returns. A lot of work today for little apparent progress. I did test shoot a couple of spots with the blaster. The car will move outside and get the floor blasted in the near future.


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07-27-2012 06:29 AM Cleaning the Floor
07-11-2012

More back-grinding and welding poor penetration spots. Plus hours with a 4-1/2" abrasive disc. But, at this point, the results are making the filth and pain worth it.


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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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