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    Wow, it's looking real good! It looks like your on the down hill slide!
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    Perhaps you should name the car Jacob.
    With a coat of many colours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    Perhaps you should name the car Jacob.
    With a coat of many colours.

    Something like this maybe
    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...s+dolly+parton
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    On the down hill side now. Got everything painted Friday afternoon. Tomorrow everything gets seam sealed and the drain channels will get installed. If things go well I hope to get the outers welded on Sunday...









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    Well, today was a pretty good day! I got out to the shop early and got both sides seam sealed and the drain channels installed.

    These things are on there! I buttered all of the surfaces before screwing the channels and covers in place. if you have never worked with seam sealer you need to know this stuff makes an amazing glue as well. To get these parts off I would have to use a chisel to cut them off.

    I let the sealer set up for an hour or so and then buried everything in primer.


    With that done I finished prepping the outer covers. I got the final fit-ups done and all of the plug welding holes punched and sanded the E-coat down. I usually take parts like this down to bare metal but the E-coat was on there very well so I did a heavy scuff and primed the inside of each piece.

    Both pieces primed and ready to weld on.

    I am still debating opening up a hole in both sides to have access to the inside of the seams after welding. You can see it outlined here in silver sharpie.

    I will get a top coat of gloss black sprayed on everything tonight. This will be ready to close up tomorrow.
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    Well, today was a pretty good day! I got out to the shop early and got both sides seam sealed and the drain channels installed.

    These things are on there! I buttered all of the surfaces before screwing the channels and covers in place. if you have never worked with seam sealer you need to know this stuff makes an amazing glue as well. To get these parts off I would have to use a chisel to cut them off.

    I let the sealer set up for an hour or so and then buried everything in primer.


    With that done I finished prepping the outer covers. I got the final fit-ups done and all of the plug welding holes punched and sanded the E-coat down. I usually take parts like this down to bare metal but the E-coat was on there very well so I did a heavy scuff and primed the inside of each piece.

    Both pieces primed and ready to weld on.

    I am still debating opening up a hole in both sides to have access to the inside of the seams after welding. You can see it outlined here in silver sharpie.

    I will get a top coat of gloss black sprayed on everything tonight. This will be ready to close up tomorrow.
    If money is the root of all evil... Women must be the fertilizer...
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    The inners are all done! Shot some gloss black on them a little bit ago and they are ready to get closed up!

    These things should never leak again!

    I also sprayed the insides of the outer covers.



    I hope tomorrow is another good day!
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    great progress. Your making it look to easy! 8-)
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    Thanks! I wish it was that easy!
    The cowl rebuild is done! Everything is welded up, I got a coat of primer on all of the seams and tomorrow it will all get seam sealer slathered on. I was all day getting the cowl outers welded on. Started about 9 this morning and was spraying the primer at about 5:30... Going slow and cooling the welds is what takes so long. Even then I was chasing burn outs on most of these welds...
    Now I can start on the floors and rockers...


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    Very nicely done, looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson View Post
    Very nicely done, looks great!
    Thank you Sir! It's no object of beauty but it is very serviceable and much better then what was there...
    Now! On to the floors!
    I yanked the rugs out of the car last night and finished pulling the back seat bottom and back rugs tonight.
    Lots of rust (which I knew was there).
    The passenger side is worse in back, the drivers side is worse in front. Both have issues front to back...
    Drivers footwell, this was all covered with a sheet of thin aluminum...

    Drivers rear foot well and seat riser. The dogleg back to the wheel house is still very solid.
    This a "patch" that was screwed to the seat riser...

    This was under the patch.


    The passenger side front, not as bad as the other side but VERY thin.

    The area under the seat is also full of holes...

    The rear foot well and seat riser are totally separated...




    Making a plan to replace the passenger side floor as a unit. The tunnel is fine and the foot boards are usable. I will probably use the seat riser top as is. If I trim off the rust and leave the rolled edge I can fit the new floor over that and get it all plug welded together. I will put the car on stands tomorrow to start cleaning up the rockers.
    The drivers side I will make the call to replace the whole thing as I get the old stuff removed.
    Lots of stuff to do...
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    Crikey!
    You've opened a hornet's nest there!
    Good luck!
    And please, do try to have a happy Christmas...
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    Thanks JB! You have a good Christmas and New Year as well. I am hoping to have the floors and rockers all done by the 1st of the year. This really isn't that bad, the hardest part is getting the old junk out while trying to save as much original metal as possible. I'll do one side at a time to keep the integrity. I will also be installing new body mounts at the foot well positions.
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    WHOA... the rust worm was very active in that one. 5 week schedule? You'll be busy I think !

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    ...and while I'm giving out salutations for Christmas and new Year I might as well wish you "Happy Birthday" as well!

    Have a good one mate!

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