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Old 05-28-2012, 10:36 PM
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picked some low hanging fruit today, pulled radiator and gas tank

started cutting out the rust to see what was left







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UHHH, Bob, you have more oxygen in that car than iron....

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and even more spiders.....actually the metal is in much better shape then it looks.
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More pits than a cherry orchard.....
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I took the ice pick to the trunk floor and to my amazement those pitted areas were still solid....i had figured that i would replace the entire floor with a sheet metal panel but since this car will be a "driver " quality job i am just fixing what has actually rusted through...ugly is ok for that area under the carpet.
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I took the ice pick to the trunk floor and to my amazement those pitted areas were still solid....i had figured that i would replace the entire floor with a sheet metal panel but since this car will be a "driver " quality job i am just fixing what has actually rusted through...ugly is ok for that area under the carpet.
Better paint it some sort of polycantpronounceit paint that LOVES corroded metal....
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[Better paint it some sort of polycantpronounceit paint that LOVES corroded metal....
i think before i make my patch panel i will aggressively take the cupped wire brush on a 4.5" grinder to it that will definitely show up any weak spots and clean the crap out of the rest.
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[Better paint it some sort of polycantpronounceit paint that LOVES corroded metal....
i think before i make my patch panel i will aggressively take the cupped wire brush on a 4.5" grinder to it that will definitely show up any weak spots and clean the crap out of the rest.
Shades of my welder buddies '68 Goat, he so lovingly restored to perfection, and still has it in his garage, the new cars set outside....but the Goat had every bit as much resto work done on it as you showing there,....

John still laments his late busted ass, it passed away during that job,
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well my son Joe and I worked on the boot floor replacement tonight for a couple of hours

we cut out the rest of the floor to give a nice unified look



made a template out of carboard





cut it out and made template for bead roller






rolled the beads in the floor



bent the sides



and heres the mock up fit

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