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04-12-2008 10:37 PM Installed Wheel House Front
The locations of the contacts with the floor and braces were marked out. The holes for the rosettes were either punched or drilled. The contact areas were masked off and sprayed with weld through primer.
The piece was clamped into place in preparation for welding. The two red circles are reminders that those two holes do not get rosettes until the quarter repair panel is installed.
The welds and rosettes were put in and ground smooth.



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04-11-2008 10:54 PM Installed Inner Rocker Panel
The inner rocker panel was installed with rosettes. The third drain channel was made in the inner panel which was part of the rocker box assembly. The hole for the drain hose from the window box was cut.
Weld through primer and POR-15 were painted on select surfaces including the brace/drain box and the inner surface of the quarter panel.
I am hoping it will be warm enough tomorrow to get this corner of the car complete.


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04-05-2008 11:32 PM Fifth Part Made / Qtr. Panel Fit Begins
The extension to the inner rocker panel was made. This is really a pretty simple piece. The two slots are for draining purposes. A third drain slot will be put in the inner rocker panel that came as part of the rocker box assembly. This is the last major piece for the rear corner rot replacement. There are a few small parts yet to make, such as the tack strip channel.
The final piece of the puzzle is the Chevs of the 40's (EMS) quarter repair panel. The top portion was cut off above the tape. This is still a little bit tall, but the existing panel will be trimmed once the panels are aligned.
The back edge also needs to be trimmed. The third photo shows the cut to be made. Note that the top portion has been cut off. The cut is made so that the top matches the existing panel, but then the width increases to allow room for the rosette holes.


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04-05-2008 11:23 PM Fourth Part Made (Almost)
The inner panel bottom is ready to install. I say almost because I did not make the tack strip channel. I will add it once the B pillar is complete.
The existing inner panel was sandblasted. After fitting, the new bottom was welded in place. Rosettes were used to attach the new section to the floor.


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04-01-2008 10:41 PM Third Part Made
The floor section has been welded in. I turned my attention to the lower front of the wheel house. The remains of the piece cut out were used as a template to cut a new piece out of flat stock. The part was bent after cutting to fit the contour. Finally, vise grips held it in place to check the fit. Three down, two to go.
If you look close, you can see the floor is sticking out too far. I was afraid this might be the case, but the floor section fit so good, I didn't want to start over. I knew this would be an easy fix. I cut a wedge out near the edge, pushed the edge in, and welded it. This part will not be seen once the car is complete, so the bend in the edge doesn't matter.
The next step will involve fitting the outer quarter skin. In preparation, I cut a little bit more of the old skin off. I still can not believe the piled up weld on the inside of the jamb.



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