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11-20-2016 09:18 PM wheel tub flanges
I had a little time this weekend so I worked on making the flanges to fill in the interior panels against the wheel tubs. These will help it look a little better and add some strength. I also had to add some patch metal to fill in the larger gaps left by the previous owner cutting away too much material.

I built the flanges with 20 gauge metal.


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11-06-2016 09:20 PM passenger side tub
This weekend I installed the passenger side tub. This included trimming it to fit, making some flanges from scratch and welding it all up. I also started on making another flange to help clean the edges of the interior to the wheel tub itself. The previous owner removed too much material so I figure this will be quicker/ easier than trying to patch material back in to make it flush, and the looks will be comparable once the car is back together. Though I will be making some patches anyway as there are areas that have so much material removed that my flange would otherwise have gaps if I don't fill them in. at least this way it's a quick n easy patch...


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10-30-2016 10:15 PM 55 trunk repair 4
This weekend I rough cut the rear wheel openings out, which makes the car look so much better, imo, and I mocked up a tire out of cardboard and a sharpie. I also started to trim out the passenger side area of the trunk, made some more flanges for mounting the pass side tub and will install that next time I get back to this.


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10-30-2016 10:08 PM 55 trunk repair 3
The wheel tub is installed, and I noticed the area below the taillight is misaligned. a previous owner installed sections of the quarter panel and must have botched this. So I cut a section and realigned it. Since I'm making a ratty gasser doing this is adequate. I also needed to make a small patch at the top


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10-30-2016 10:02 PM 55 trunk repair 2
Look like I'm overdue for some updates. I've just been chipping away at it here and there. These pics show the process of getting the trunk floor cleaned up and the driver side wheel tub installed. I made some flanges so I'd have a place of attaching them to. The compound flanges are for the inside the quarter panel.


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