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07-27-2012 07:39 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 07:34 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 07:29 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 07:25 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 07:15 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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