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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 21:30

I make up the replacement panel for the rear quarter and weld that in. Then start welding in the new rocker panels.
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 21:34

and here are the rockers on the left side after welding. Also the door sill is a separate piece and is welded in as well.
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 21:37

So I spin her around and start the process over again. Start with cutting off the lower section of the car...........
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 21:38

...fab up some new steel..........
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 21:40

...and weld it all in.
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 21:49

Now at this point I am tired of rust and figure I need to blast the car to establish what is good and what is bad. Also need to remove paint and such from the interior and underside. So I load her up on my little trailer and haul her off to work. We have an industrial sand blasting booth where I proceed to blast the holy hell out of her. I hindsight now, I probably didn't do myself any favors by doing this but, ya use what you have.

Here she is coming back from the booth. You can also see here the back valance that I made.

Its winter.
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 21:54

Back in the shop and back at it.
I need to build a new trunk floor. so sguare tubing for the frame...
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 21:55

Then the trunk floor decking.
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 21:58

And finally, I knew I needed a depressed sump area in the floor to accommodate a sump I was planning to add to my fuel tank, so I fitted the tank back in the car to get the location set. Then fabricated the sump for the floor, cut it in, and welded it all up.
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 22:17

Next I started welding............really welding. I went under the car to weld up the frame rails to the new floor. I welded all the floor seams for both sides all the way around, both inside and under. I cut some 4" angle to weld inside the car where the rear seat area meets the floor. I wanted this strength for a jacking point from underneath as well as a location to mount a roll bar and attach seat belt points. So I wanted a beefy piece for structure here. I continue welding seams in the front and under the hood. I had to cut and repair some patches on both front frame rails where the front X member is located. I also had to R&R some metal on the front under the rotten front valance.

So I did some welding. a spool or two.

Then I had to start to recreate the front seat brackets. I took a piece of plate and formed it into a channel with one side wider than the other. I used this to be my front seat support. I used a piece of square tubing as the rear front seat mounting point. There was quite a bit of trial test fitting to get this angle and height right for me. I did have seats that I was planning on using so they were used in the trial fitment. They are Momo's, but now I'm not sure they will be the ones.

Then more welding.

Here are a couple of shots of the seat rails being installed. you can see all the welding on the floor to attache the frame rails and such.
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 22:24

Still in the seating area and working on structure and seat location. Here are a few shots of the drivers seat being fitted and adjusted and fitted...and
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 07 Jun 2012 22:26

and finally, here is a photo of the passenger side seat structure as it turned out completed. It is a mirror of the drivers side.
I did manage to cut up the drivers seat adjusting mechanism and fit it to the Momo so that it could be move. That took some time.
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby bertvorgon » 08 Jun 2012 07:03

Hey Bill,

Are you going to put your battery well in the back at this point......good time to do it. Gets that weight back and offsets the driver, to the right rear.
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 12 Jun 2012 22:19

Hey Keith, yes the battery is in the back however not in a well. here is a photo.
But I skip ahead.....
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Re: Bill project 72_repost

Postby wrs1 » 12 Jun 2012 22:26

so here are a couple of photos of the finished floors without the seats installed. Also the shifter hole has been moved back to accommodate the five speed. Old location is patched and new location is covered in duct tape.

The work to this point represents an enormous amount of time (and welding wire) as evidenced by the passing seasons in the photos.
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