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05-08-2011 12:04 AM Fixing Plugged Holes
Trying to finish off the trunk.

Since I had previous experience grinding off weld blobs only to see the "weld" fall out of the hole, I wanted to make sure these were fused to the base metal. Dumb bell welds. The blob on the outside and the blob on the inside hold them in place.

There were also MIG spiders and pinholes. I want a Starlight Coupe, but seeing points of light through the sheet metal wasn't what I had in mind.

Finally, there were four screws with the heads cut off filling holes. I removed them and plugged those holes with weld.

Got called away before I got to weld the covers on the openings in the brace that resulted from fitting the seat belts.

I also found a hole in the trunk floor. Looks like I am going to be cutting out a chunk and replace it. Will the welding and grinding ever end?


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05-07-2011 11:56 PM Battery Box Is In
The last of the rosettes were put in. Then the rosettes were ground down. One final check of the lid and it is done.


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05-05-2011 10:40 PM Welding In The Battery Box
Spent quite a bit of time removing rust from the floor where the battery box goes. Sprayed on the weld through primer and got half the rosettes welded in.


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05-03-2011 11:07 PM Battery Box Ready to Weld In
Ground down all the rosettes tonight. Started cleaning flange of opening. There are rust pits. Need to decide if I am going to acid or sand blast.


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04-30-2011 04:18 PM Start of the Finish of the Battery Box
The end pieces still needed the rosette holes. Seven each end for a total of 14. They ate my lunch and my drill bits. Stainless steel is hard on bits.

There also needed to be 4 rosettes for the Dzus brackets, 2 stainless, 2 carbon steel.

Anyway, got all 18 holes drilled. The Dzus brackets are installed. Once all the rosettes are ground, the box will be ready to go in.


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