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08-26-2009 11:13 PM Test Fitting The Wiper Motor
The New Port Engineering 2 speed wiper motor and switch came from Chevs of the 40's today. A quick install showed the motor pointed right into the AC unit. I decided the best way to handle this will be to rotate it down so the motor is approximately vertical. The motor lower bracket can be braced to the pedal mount. I will have to make a new mount out of 1/8" plate.


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08-26-2009 11:09 PM Lower Front Channel Mount
Instead of building a new mount like I did on the passenger door, I decided to just move the existing mount forward 11 inches.

The old mount was cut out and then fit into a new hole forward of the access opening. The depression of the mount intersects with the reinforcing bead around the access opening, so fitting and welding is a bit tricky.

A patch piece was cut out of new steel and welded into the hole left after the mount was removed.


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08-24-2009 10:24 PM Window Channel
The mounting holes for the front channel needs to be 11 inches forward of the stock location. With the location known, a measurement was taken and the stock channel was marked where the cut needed to be made. Some trimming to it and the extension had to be made. Next will be the lower mount and trimming the hinge plate cover and the door strap pocket.


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08-24-2009 10:20 PM More Driver Door Mods
There needs to be an extension to mount the window felt. I cut a piece from scrap and welded it in place. I then formed another piece to mount the front channel. It was then welded in place.


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08-22-2009 10:19 PM Exterior of Driver's Door Done (Almost)
The straight line window sill was skip welded into place. Weld, grind, repeat.

The remainder of the trim holes were finish welded. Two of the top trim holes had never been welded. There were also two more which I popped the "weld" out of with a small screwdriver. I cut four filler pieces of metal for these four holes. Weld, grind, repeat.

Once all of the exterior welding and grinding was complete, to try and fix the window frame so it better fit the opening. With the door closed and the belt line flush, the top and bottom of the door protruded from the side of the car. I used a chain and a ratcheting cargo strap along with some wood to pull the top and bottom in. The area which needed to shrink was hit with a hammer to relieve stress as the strap was pulled tight. The end result is pretty close. I figure I will need to do this one more time after the door relaxes for a while.

The low spots will also need to be hit with the stud welder and slide hammer.


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