Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Next step. Screw in new floor panel with the biggest sheet metal screws you can find.
Next beat the living shit out of the ridges of the new sheet metal to conform to the trans metal.
Then utilize your crappy welding skills to start welding the seams together.
Lots of grinding of the bad weld to do. Finally ended up getting some good ones tho.
After the seams are all welded up take out the sheet metal screws and weld the hole left behind joining the two panels in the process
Oh ya. Use this stuff where the metal is overlap. It prevents rust from appearing inside the seam.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Time to start cutting.
But before we cut we need a brace. Since the floor acts as a structural support for the body we need to weld in some sort of brace so the car doesn't flex when the floor is removed.
Not the sturdiest but it should do the trick
Hey it's my foot.
Enough for today. Rust is driving my nose crazy.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Time has come to replace the floors before the car gets sent out to the bodyshop.
First lets get the right tool:
Next, let's get started removing sound deadener:
Then we'll survey the damage:
Finally, we'll keep at it to we find the good metal.
Something nice and clean to weld to.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I planned on pulling the engine today. Dont have a hoist so I called United Rentals Friday to see if they rented them. Yup. Sweet. $30/day.