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clark75

M –39
Hermiston, Oregon
United States

 
 

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some progress

By clark75

On Saturday 8/23 I got the RH outer wheehouse about 95% done - was looking forward to a whole day of cutting and welding, as I got started about 9:30. Well, all was going well buf I didn't make it until noon until I ran out of welding gas. Of course the welding places aren't open on weekends. Next I tried to at least get the quarter panel patches lined up and screwed into place to make my cut. Turns out these patches don't line up for squat. Luckily there are always plenty of things to work on, so I started sanding the inner fender and core support I sandblasted and epoxy primed. Picked up some satin black paint that is meant for outdoor stuff and seems pretty tough. I am happy with the results.

Now I am going to have to buy a full quarter skin, and I just wasted a bunch of money on these patches. What are you gonna do.

8/21/08

By clark75

I haven't posted pics here in a long time, but I have gotten plenty of work done. The floor has all been patched, it needed the front driver's side, rear passenger side, and a small piece under the rear seat on the driver's side. I have also patched the lower pass. fender. The driver's side wheelhouse was patched, and the inside all sandblasted and painted. The quarter panel is almost completely spotwelded up. The LH of the car is the worst; the trunk dropoff, inner wheelhouse, and left 2/3 of the trunk all need repairs done.

I just started on the RH side yesterday. I cut open the area around the bottom rear of the wheelhouse, only to find the lower piece of the inner wheelhouse was rotten. I made a patch for it that turned out good. Next will be to fix the wheelhouse and get the patches fitted. Luckily the trunk dropoff on the LH side is perfect.
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