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07-30-2012 10:09 PM Body Back on Chassis
All 22 bolts were tightened. The reinforcing brackets for the bolts through the frame rail in the over-axle hump area were sandblasted prior to installation. The body needed to be tight to the frame in order to fit the doors and trunk lid correctly. Tightening them up pointed out some deficiencies which will be addressed before final assembly.

Getting ready for fitting the doors. The hinges had the remains of the detent springs removed. Then they were sandblasted. Somewhere in the garage is a package containing new detent springs. Hope I can find them soon. The doors can be fit without them, but they will have to turn up soon.


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07-28-2012 09:17 PM Rocker / Body Back on Chassis
109 today. Brutal.

Hit it early and got the RF rocker seam leaded and smoothed. Happy with the results but I am too slow. Hopefully with what I have learned the drip rail areas will go quicker. Time will tell.

There was a bunch of weld boogers on the right front body mount. Not sure what the PO was doing. It got cleaned up. I also welded a small hole shut on the right toe board.

My 41 funny car! The body went back on the chassis today. For the most part, I have figured out how to get it back on. There are a few rough spots I have to iron out before there is primer and/or paint involved.

The long bolts that go in the front mounts are missing. Not sure if the kit was short or if I misplaced them. I bought the bolt kit a lot of years ago. I will have to get some replacements tomorrow.


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07-27-2012 04:53 PM Right Rocker
07-26-2012

Leaded RR rocker seam. Photo of tinned seam shown for comparison.


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07-27-2012 04:51 PM Right Rocker
07-23-2012

Tinned the front and rear seam of the right rocker.


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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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