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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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02-09-2008 04:49 PM Fitting the Tranny Hump
I still need to have Don come over and approve my quarter panel top before I put the window box back in. So while that is on hold, I am working on getting ready to replace the floor, rocker box, quarter panel bottom, and lower front wheel house.
One of the things I hadn't got around to doing was drilling the holes for the tranny cover screws and then fitting the DSM tranny hump. I am still not sure if I am going to use the stock style screws or not. I am not sure how I feel about screws sticking out of the floor bottom. I may go with nutserts and machine screws. Regardless, I still have to get the holes in there.
Then I started fitting the DSM hump. I am not real thrilled with the fit. In hindsight, I am thinking I may have been better off making a tranny hump from scratch. The front is too tall and will have to be trimmed. The contour is not correct. The hump itself is not welded and has a large gap which will need to be drawn together and welded. I started working on the contour at the back where it mates with the tunnel hump. It's closer, but it still needs a lot of work.


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02-09-2008 04:35 PM Getting Ready to Replace More Rust
Beautiful day today. A little brisk when I hopped in the truck to run my MIG bottle over to exchange it for a full one.
Then, my friend and co-worker from Switzerland came over to split wood. Adrian likes to do it the old fashioned way, so we swung axes for about 2-1/2 hours. We have been doing this nearly every weekend this year. Adrian's pile is in the foreground, mine is the small pile in the background.
After lunch, I finally got back to working on the 41. The PO had purchased the floor extension and installed it. No paint, just bare steel. I needed to save it in order to clean it and make the piece which goes at the back of the rocker box assembly under the lower quarter panel. In the second photo, you can see what the PO covered up with the replacement panel.


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01-26-2008 08:34 PM The Beaver Dam is Gone
The day started off too cold and dreary to work. Besides that, I need Don to come over and tell me the body work is OK. Once the window box goes back in, it would difficult if not impossible to get a dolly back up in there.
Anyway, the big news is the crew came and removed our beaver dam! Took several trips, but it is all gone. Now all we have to do is finish splitting the firewood.
Next week is supposed to be sunny and slightly warmer, so I expect to work. Getting anxious to get back at it.


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01-06-2008 07:22 PM Painting (Take advantage of the weather)
The POR-15 was applied to the quarter panel and the back of the window box. This will allow me to proceed during the upcoming weekends where the temperatures are predicted to be considerably lower than this weekend.


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