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Old 12-14-2008, 01:09 PM
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I was supposed to go out Christmas shopping yesterday, but couldn't stay out of the garage. These first couple shots show how I supported the corner with a floor jack and a 2x4 (Tim's old shock?) and clamped the quarter panel all around the wing of the sill. Due to the way the bottom rear of the CCOT panel is formed, there was really only one spot for locating that corner onto the sill.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:13 PM
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It took a couple tries to get the right penetration on the outside of the wing - I ended up grinding, re-drilling and re-welding those outside 4 welds. I hit it on the inside in a couple places for good measure.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:16 PM
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In these shots, you can see where I welded to the box section. After the rest of the tub is assembled, I'll take the tub off and flip it over (with some help from my cruiser buddies) to weld, seal and paint the underside.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:19 PM
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I got as far as clamping and positioning the other side when my wife came down and fetched me - company for dinner :-)

A few days ago I took the last of the roll of 35mm, had it developed and will scan soon, maybe today. So between those shots, Ricardo's and these, that will comprise pages 31 and 32 of the resto on my web site. It's coming along!
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:19 PM
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Looking good Jeff.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:30 PM
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Thanks for sharing your progress. Nice work.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:39 PM
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Thanks for sharing your progress. Nice work.
Thanks. Wanna come over this weekend? Let's see, welding or Christmas shopping, Christmas shopping or welding...hmmm

I know what I'd rather do!

LOL!

Happy cruisin' and Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:48 AM
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Looking good Jeff.
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Starting to look like a 40 again Jeff! Quite a bit different than the sheet metal you started out with almost 10 years ago!
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:10 PM
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Starting to look like a 40 again Jeff! Quite a bit different than the sheet metal you started out with almost 10 years ago!
Heh. That wasn't sheet metal. It was ferrous oxide holding paint together.
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