Post by oldsproject on Feb 27, 2011 22:19:59 GMT -5
Still got a bit of fitting but studied the original installation methods very closely and trying to replicate it as closely as possible. Of coarse once I got the pan out I found more cancer in other places including the rear drivers wheel well but all in all it's going pretty well. Here's a few pix of the progress so far (STILL IN FIT UP STAGE):
TANK BRACE BEFORE AND AFTER PUNCHING THE FLANGE
BUTT WELDING THE REAR SEAM, PLUG WELDING THE PIECES TOGETHER
I say Great job too. I was wondering how you prepped the frame? Have it sand blasted, use any rust incapsulator or POR15? I am almost finished using the needle scailer and removing the undercoat off the frame, have to patch panel one small section on the drivers side, then remove the front springs. I also am going to sand parts of it down with 40 grit there's a lot of pitting going on. Initially my plan was to have it sandblasted and powder coated. Then build a rolling chassis. Really looks good, appreciate the time it takes to take the pictures and post them.
Post by oldsproject on Apr 28, 2011 9:36:59 GMT -5
I'm a cheap ass and my labor is cheap. Wire wheeled 85% of the frame, blasted to a near white with metallic, used east woods encapsulator, base coat of primer black, finished with eastwoods gloss black. Total cost about 150 bucks but lots of time. Hardest areas are the boxed spots, make sure you clean out very good and double down on encapsulator.
Post by oldsproject on Dec 10, 2011 21:37:57 GMT -5
Well, little more progress on this one too. Trunk pan done, wheel well done, trunk filler almost done, drivers floor pan in, passenger floor pan rough cut, firewall patched! Lots of fabbing and welding
Post by oldsproject on Dec 29, 2011 17:34:32 GMT -5
Cleaned up the exhaust manifolds, got my new Walt down pipes and NOS mufflers and NOS tailpipes on. Nothing is tight just snug at this point. Muffler Brackets on the rear are incorrect, right ones are in the mail so just temp. Finally put a piece on the rear of the frame too