August 15, 2003
Here we've prepared
all the steel members for bodywork and primer.
The metal is sprayed
black (rust inhibitor) before the second panel is installed.
The center structure
is painted black before it's welded in.
Mark welds in the
panel (butt welded at each end).
This is the right
side of the car, which is the side that was hit (Sebring).
Old panels are
removed and new panels are added.
Mark is doing the fab work, I've ground the floor to original
gel coat. I am now repairing all the
edge on the left, around the engine bay. The right picture
is the mangled front-left pickup point.
This area will
be cut out, re-jigged, and replaced. Ryan holds hardware,
while Andy undoes the top side hardware.
Mark is cutting
off the pickup point and will repair all the damaged area.
I've now skinned
the floor with a thin layer of filler. This is the part that
was removed. Some of the next pictures are blurry because
Mark is a better fabricator than a photographer. HA HA!
Repair jobs in
the 60's weren't real sweet.
The plate on the
opposite pickup point will be removed.
This is the hole
and this is the fix.
this chassis has no inner rail rust!
First panel welded
point is jigged and now welded in.
Sweet! Small repair
work continues on the rear section.
we will metal prep all the steel.
This area in the
front end will be cleaned, re-glassed (body to chassis), and
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