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Yesterday 07:36 PM
John long Thanks, Kelly.

I know the bed liner is the smart way to go and if this was a daily driver I would do that but I really think I want to paint it body color. I can promiseyou I will not be laying under it with soap suds dripping off my elbows but I do intend to finish the welds that show and detail the bottom enough that when it comes time to sell it, the buyer can see what he is getting.

I just have too much work in it to cover it up with something like bed liner or undercoating.

I am getting close to tying the front and back together. Lots of welding to do after I finish getting the panels fabricated though. I still have not drilled any of the holes for the plug welds in anything forward of the B pillars or the rear seat support, convertible top well, and the support that runs between the B pillars. I want to fit it all together first, climb under it mark the panels, drill the plug weld holes and start welding them in.

John

Yesterday 06:58 PM
carolinacustoms No worries on the bottom either John, 3 or 4 coats of bedliner will cover a multitude of sins. I do however believe you should simply scuff and clear coat all the amazing work you have done to that car.

Kelly
Yesterday 11:29 AM
Too Many Projects
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All in all, I think this will work very well and look pretty good from the bottom. After all the bottom is what is important in the long run.
Aye, I'll agree with ya there, matey

She's GOT to have a good lookin' bottom...
09-30-2014 09:16 PM
1971BB427
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LOL, How true! And believe me, I have done it plenty of times.

John
Me too John! I like your idea of marking which way things bend! I've done it wrong more often than right, so must be my dyslexia!
09-30-2014 07:59 PM
John long I thought it might be interesting to post a picture of what the factory floor panlooked like.

John

09-30-2014 07:30 PM
Train I'm with ya there. Check, double check, do it wrong anyway.
09-30-2014 06:56 PM
John long
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Well bending it wrong without thinking, is perfectly acceptable. It's when you do it wrong while thinking about it, that makes you shake your head.
LOL, How true! And believe me, I have done it plenty of times.

John
09-30-2014 06:53 PM
Train
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You would not believe how many times I have bent a piece the wrong direction without thinking.
Well bending it wrong without thinking, is perfectly acceptable. It's when you do it wrong while thinking about it, that makes you shake your head.
09-30-2014 06:03 PM
John long Today was a good excersize in pattern making. There are so many different angles to this corner piece it was really challenging. If you look closely, you will see a couple of small pieces I will have to add but it will be easier to do that than to make the piece over again to add those small pieces to thye corner.

Here is a look at the template.




When I transfer a template to a piece of metal, I always mark my bends "up" or "down." You would not believe how many times I have bent a piece the wrong direction without thinking.



Once the pattern was laid out it was just a matter of bending it and welding the seams. I would like to round the upper seam where the corner meets the rear pan that angles down to the rear channel. All in all, I think this will work very well and look pretty good from the bottom. After all the bottom is what is important in the long run.





09-26-2014 07:20 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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About ready to expand my floors outward. Using up some more cardboard. Going to get a grandkid fix this weekend so this will have to do for a few days.

John

09-26-2014 04:12 PM
Too Many Projects
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LOLOL, I suppose there are people that like you until they get to know you, Huh?

John
You should know...
09-26-2014 04:03 PM
1971BB427
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About ready to expand my floors outward. Using up some more cardboard. Going to get a grandkid fix this weekend so this will have to do for a few days.

John

Looking great John! We don't "fix" our grand kids. We break them, and send them back home!
09-26-2014 03:59 PM
John long Sorry for the double post. Meant to put the above post on the "What did you work on today thread."

John
09-26-2014 02:45 PM
John long About ready to expand my floors outward. Using up some more cardboard. Going to get a grandkid fix this weekend so this will have to do for a few days.

John

09-26-2014 01:04 PM
496CHEVY3100 Since you will be using bucket seat ,just make that part as a console base then will be simple to build console,
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