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03-20-2008 08:10 PM Floor Brace Ends
The floor brace ends on the driver's side were in very good shape. From the condition of the rocker boxes, who would have guessed? Cleaned the rust off using the sandblaster. A quick coat of POR-15 and they are ready for some weld thru primer and the rocker box.


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03-15-2008 07:37 PM Rocker Box
The replacement floor panel was positioned on top of the existing floor and tape was put down. This is to indicate the maximum cut. Fortunately, less will have to be cut out and the replacement panel will have to be trimmed.
After looking at the requirements of the floor and the rocker box, I decided it was best to replace the rocker box first and replace the floor panel once the rocker box is finished. The long continuous tape is the cut line for removing the box. A lot of cutting and chiseling got the box out.
The floor brace ends actually look better than the ones on the passenger side. This should clean up and go back together a lot quicker than the passenger side did.


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03-12-2008 08:26 PM Floor Work
The up side to daylight savings time is that I can get some work done during the week after my real job.
So tonight, I cut the floor over the brace, sand blasted the inside of the brace, and painted the inside of it with Por-15. What was amazing to me was the fact that the underside of the floor over the brace was shiny steel. Very little rust for a 67 year old car.



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03-01-2008 09:05 PM Building the Window Box Part Final
Dynamat was applied to the inside of the quarter panel. It was also applied in four locations on the back of the box between the beads. This was done in case the "hump" which was removed was there to prevent the box from vibrating (see entry 66). The seam on the inside of the box was sealed with seam sealer to make it water tight. The inaccessible section of the wheel house to quarter panel seam was also sealed while it was still accessible. Finally, the box was installed, welded, and the welds ground down. There are a few odd welds which need to be finished. And I probably ought to check the window operation one last time. Other than that, it is on to the floor!


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03-01-2008 08:48 PM Building the Window Box Part Final 1
Don said the body was smooth enough, so it is time to finish the window box.
First, some prep work was needed. The latch pocket got a back. I went to the sheet metal scrap bin and found a piece that was close and trimmed it up. The edge is folded over on itself to eliminate a sharp edge. The piece was then welded in.
The tab that the front lower tab on the box welds to was in need of repair. The scrap bin provided another piece which was cut and welded in.


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