Taking any available moment to work on this, today I added a cross bar under the package shelf along with some gussets and welded that in. I'll be adding braces to the package shelf to this, too, to help tighten the body up. I figure with all the 'glass parts it'll need all the help it can get. I also tested out my new harbor freight hand brake and bent up some simple braces that a previous owner cut out of this car. I tied them into the tubs and started to make the sheet metal rear firewall.
I made some additional brackets to attach the cage to the body in more places. I like this as it really helps to tighten up the body. Also, last weekend I picked up some goodies from Edelbrock at their annual blowout sale. They had some really good deals.
Here are some pics of the interior patch pieces. I quickly made a cardboard template, used a hole saw to cut a hole in it for the roll bar and used tin snips so I could bend the panel to fit around the roll bar, then bent it back and plug welded it in place.
Some small updates today, literally. No small amount of work, though. I noticed that when I put my roll bar in it interfered with where the dome light would go, and since I took the roof support out the dome light mount came out as well so I took this time to relocate it. I ended up chopping it out, moving it back, and adding some filler material before reinstalling the roof support. I also made some plates to fill in the unsightly holes in the floor I made while installing the roll bar.