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Old 02-15-2015, 05:14 PM
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Looks awfully good to me Mitch. Well done.

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That's a monumental accomplishment!

Very well done!
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Very nice!

Did you get much warpage?
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Very nice!

Did you get much warpage?
I ran my hand over it numerous times as I was installing the screws and felt nothing. Now it feels like a slight high spot right at the weld line about 18" from the back... Looking down the length, I can't see it because of the curvature. The flatter area lower down lower still looks good.

I skipped all over that panel while welding to prevent that. Maybe I need more screws to hold it when I do the other side... I may have caused it with the grinder too. I tend to let the disc get too dull before changing (being too frugal) and it builds up more heat then... I don't recall feeling the high spot right after the welding, but don't have a clear memory of that either.
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I ran my hand over it numerous times as I was installing the screws and felt nothing. Now it feels like a slight high spot right at the weld line about 18" from the back... Looking down the length, I can't see it because of the curvature. The flatter area lower down lower still looks good.

I skipped all over that panel while welding to prevent that. Maybe I need more screws to hold it when I do the other side... I may have caused it with the grinder too. I tend to let the disc get too dull before changing (being too frugal) and it builds up more heat then... I don't recall feeling the high spot right after the welding, but don't have a clear memory of that either.
A little bit is a great result.

A bit of planishing here and there and you'll be good to go.
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Put in a few more hours today. I wasn't looking forward to the next step on the quarter panel install. I needed to weld on the flange inside the quarter window structure. Looks pretty tight for getting the mig nozzle and hose in there.



First, I reached in with a screw driver and nudged the lower corner out better.





Then I reached in and welded almost blind. I would line up the hole and then couldn't really see well once I pulled the trigger. It actually came out quite well.



Hmmm....too much glare to see detail, but the jam seam is done now.



Then onto welding it to the outer wheel house lip. I'm not happy about the gap at the bottom of the wheel house to rocker, so I left that for now. I'll probably get OCD and make a small filler panel for it...





Most of the trunk drop is welded too. There is a still a 4" square section I need to fit and weld in at the front.





John comes over tomorrow and we'll slice up the other side and get started on replacing/patching the outer wheel house.

I also need to make a template for the Super Sport emblem holes before we cut the whole panel off.

Stay tuned....more fun to come...
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Looks fantastic. Now, take 2 Ibuprofins.

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John and I started the day by doing exploratory surgery on the left wheel well. I thought I might be able to save the original inner brace on that side, but it wasn't to be. It was rusted out too badly to save.




So we proceeded to butcher away. We have gotten much faster with cutting un-wanted parts off now...thumbsup




The inner half of the wheel house has so much rust damage that I am getting a new one and sectioning in a lot of the back half to save time patching and end up with a cleaner repair.

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After running to Isanti this morning to get the new inner house, I didn't have a lot of time left for the car but I HAD to see if the inner house was going to be a decent match to the car. It didn't match up with the repro outer house I have but I wasn't too concerned as I would only be using parts of both and I would "persuade" them to get along.

I started with the filthy, nasty job of cleaning the old under coating out of the well. I started with the long barrel air chisel. This has a speed control that lets me turn it down to an idle, where you can almost counts the hits. It works really well to knock the hardened sealer, loose paint and rust scale off AS LONG as I don't hit the trigger too hard or stay in one place for more than a couple beats. If I screw up, it WILL hammer a hole so fast, my eyes can't keep up.









I forgot to get a pick of the crap on the floor. Huge mess and WEAR a good dust mask. The dust from this and the next step are terrible. My plastic safety glasses attract dust and after the 10 minutes of using the chisel, I couldn't see out of them.

Then I used the Eliminator to scrape off the remains of under coating, sealer, loose paint and rust scale.



NOW, I'm finally ready to do something fun. I stopped at Northern in Forest Lake and picked up another burn blanket, as I will be cutting the house from the outside with the plasma.



Then I marked the house where I wanted to cut it and proceeded to make a much larger hole...:thumbsup:





Laid the cut off in the new house, gave myself a good 1/2" margin and marked it for cutting.





I did cut more off the old house on the car and reshape the new piece a little. It didn't want to follow the curve of the floor very well, but a couple vise grips convinced it to cooperate. It is actually a pretty good fit and will be fairly straightforward to prep and weld on from here. For those wondering, this took 2 hours. It will likely be another hour and a half to have it welded on and ready for the next piece.





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Good job with the pictures Mitch. It is easy to follow along with you. Thanks for your trouble.

You are doing this the right way. You won't regret the extra effort.

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Not a lot got done today. John came over around 12:30 and I put him to work doing the grunt work of prepping the inner patch panel while I cleaned the shop for tomorrow. (I am hosting a Chevelle Club meeting and show-and-tell about the restoration of the '66). John did a good job and it's all ready for install. He punched about 60 holes for plug welding and then sanded off the EDP and primed it with the copper weld thru.





Then he cleaned up the raw edge from the plasma, sanded all the old paint and undercoating off and primed that too.



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Not a lot got done today. John came over around 12:30 and I put him to work doing the grunt work of prepping the inner patch panel while I cleaned the shop for tomorrow. (I am hosting a Chevelle Club meeting and show-and-tell about the restoration of the '66). John did a good job and it's all ready for install. He punched about 60 holes for plug welding and then sanded off the EDP and primed it with the copper weld thru.





Then he cleaned up the raw edge from the plasma, sanded all the old paint and undercoating off and primed that too.



John sounds like a nice guy! Good to have someone with you as you tackle some of the tedious and dirty jobs
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John and I got back on the car today.

I welded the inner house patch on and then.



Then we cut off the rest of the quarter to what will be left to weld to. I cut inside the door jam this time to eliminate the vertical seam on the out side.





We fit the skin and I'm VERY happy that we left the front edge on this skin. I wish I had done the other side this way. The seam will be hidden in the door jam.





I'm super happy with the gap and alignment. These AMD skins are a really good product.



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