Today I redesigned and finished up the lower shock mounts in front. I'm kinda happy with how these came out, especially considering they are all hand cut, hand files. The bolts fit nice and snug, too. I also stepped up and bought some AN bolts for this, too.
It's times like this I wish I had a water jet cutter and the ability to program it, ha ha. I know I could make all sorts of cool parts with them.
I spent some today working on the '55. I was able to finish welding up the seatbelt mounts, and made the drive side patch panel for the door bar. Next will be the passenger side floor patch, then make the front shock mounts.
I made some brackets for mounting my seat belts down to the car. Not shown are nuts welded to the insides of the rear mounts. I wanted to tie them into my seat mounts (so it all stays together as one unit) as well as tie into the floors so it stays put. Then it started to rain today so my welding in the driveway was over. Will get back at it next weekend
Today's update- I added the door bars and a rear cross bar with tabs for attaching seat belts to. I had to bend the cross bar, and all I have is a POS Eastwood tubing bender. I really need to step up to a quality mechanical bender, but that will have to wait. This one broke on me yet again today- the bottle jack blew out the big seal at the base. It just really wasn't a strong enough jack for this product. So I picked up a 12 ton jack at Harbor Freight and now it works again. I finished bending the cross bar and welded these in, and hit it with some spray paint.
Next I need to patch my floors back up, make some mounts for mounting the seat belts to the floor, make the front shock mounts (revise the lower and build the upper) and the fabrication part should be done. I'm sure I'll need to do something else, but off the top of my head I think this is it for the major fabricating.