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05-11-2008 05:54 PM more fender work
So far it might work.

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05-11-2008 05:51 PM Adapting Trailer Fenders
Trying to use trailer fenders instead of molding on fiberglass. Started this today.

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05-11-2008 06:14 AM Spring is here
It was a long winter but for the most part it wasn't too bad. The tent I built inside the shop was easy to heat and on the coldest days it was a comfortable range of 50-60 degrees. It also helped a lot to keep dust down in the rest of the shop.

I am amazed at how much work I still have to do but the car is in much better shape than is was at this time last year. All the rust and rot is gone and I have the entire inside of the body coated with KBS Rust seal and Epoxy primer. I also sealed down the underside of the floor.

Here's a pic of the bottom taken yesterday. I'll be putting it back on the frame today to fit, shim and align things a bit more. This will include hanging the doors again, fab work for the bear claw latches and alignment and latch work for the rumble lid.

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03-09-2008 06:36 PM Plating the floor
Here are a couple of shots of the plating work I'm doing around the body mount areas. This took care of some engineered holes plus rust pinholes and hopefully it will add more strength. I also reinforced the lower body vertical flange front to back on both sides.

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02-28-2008 07:26 PM metal working
It's been about a month since my last entry. I've been working every weekend metal working the body. I have made lots of progress. The sand blaster is a wonderful tool as it discovered some thin areas... I would have otherwise missed. I'm so glad I didn't just cover everything with POR 15, Rust Bullet or KBS Rust Seal. I have the folks on this forum to thank for that. I'll be using those products but only as added protection over epoxy primer on seams, etc.

I butt welded all the cut out panel work. I also cut flaps in the body and peeled the sheet metal back in some areas, so I could access the of the inner areas of the body that escaped the sand blaster. Once inside I blasted and treated with Phosphoric acid.
For the most part I'm done with the hard core metal repair. Still have to weld in the roof and skin the rumble lid but after what I've been through it will be easy.

I also fabbed up a body mount system using hockey pucks, 1/4" plate steel and steel pipe as mount alignment flanges.

Soon I will begin setting up the window and door latch hardware. This has been a great learning experience but it's a litttle disapointing to have done so much work and still not have a car. I have nothting...oh well.

I will post update PICS this weekend.

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