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.
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
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.
So I was able to put in a few hours over this rather warm weekend we've had here in LA, and I have the red forehead to prove it, ha ha (despite my attempt to have my car partly in the garage for some shade). I fitted and welded up the rear trunk/ body support to the rearmost section of the trunk floor, welded that in and rough fitted the trunk floor center section in.
If this were some concourse resto I'd have used a single piece floor, but these parts are cheaper in sections, and, the car is gutted and cut for mini tubs already so I'd be cutting some of a single piece back out which seems wasteful to me.
The tail area and understructure is rotted, so all of that needs to be replaced. I thought I could save the tail end of the trunk floor, but as I got into it I realized it'd be a lot easier to just replace it, and it's on order now. The corners of the trunk walls are rotted, too, and I'm making patch pieces with leftover floor pan material.