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04-23-2008 08:16 PM Fitting the Floor
The flange of the toe board received some hammer and dolly work. I also sandblasted the pits to make sure they had not softened the floor more than I thought. It is pitted, but still solid.
Then it was on to the nasty stuff. I had to clean rust and seam sealer off the bottom of the flange. Not fun. But the flange is clean and ready for weld through primer.
Rough measurements were taken. The floor piece was cut larger than the opening to allow final trimming.


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04-21-2008 10:11 PM Cutting Out the Floor
The spot welds where the floor pan attaches to the toe board were drilled out. Also, the support which goes under the tranny cover screws had its spot welds drilled out. The support which goes under the tranny cover screws will probably have to be cut to match the reinforcement that the repair panel for this side already has attached. Time will tell. The cut was made from the side to the center using a cut-off wheel and the air shear. The car is now a "Flintstonemobil" waiting for the new floor pan. The spot weld operator really wanted the floor attached well to the toe board. I couldn't believe how many holes I had to drill.


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04-21-2008 10:03 PM Grinding Welds and Rosettes
Tonight after my real job, I crawled under the car and ground, and then sanded the rosettes. Not necessarily fun, but had to be done. After grinding and sanding the welds and rosettes on the brace / drain box, I shot a little be of rattle can primer on the bare metal to prevent rusting. I am really glad this is done. This corner is now as solid as the other side after I fixed it. It is a good feeling to know these corners probably haven't been this solid for 67 years.


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04-19-2008 08:41 PM Going Back Together (and Coming Apart)
The tabs from the floor and the floor brace were welded to the body mount just like the originals were.
The front of the floor was also pushed over to the body mount and welded in place.
I did cut out some rust out and PO repair from the bottom of the cowl. I hope to have it cleaned up, painted, and assembled next week.


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04-19-2008 08:36 PM Going Back Together
The rosettes from the wheel house side are all in and ground flush. DONE!
The quarter repair is welded in. Some hammer and dolly work still need to be done. And the tack strip channel and the inner part of the B pillar need to be completed.
The long seam in the floor is complete from the back to where the new floor pan will attach. Some of the weld and some of the rosettes have been ground flush. There are still way too many left. Cutting out the floor pan and replacing it will hopefully be done within a week.


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