Jump to content
HybridZ

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 324
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

UGH gaining a whole new hate / appreciation for sheet metal work. I worked on the drivers floor pan for about 5 hours yesterday, and I'm 95% done. Removed the factory seat supports, stitched the floor to the rail all the way, and cut out the drain plug holes and welded in metal patches.  Hope to finish the driver's side and get a good start on the pass. side tonight. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I just cut some sheetmetal circles slightly bigger and used body panel glue. Took about 10 min to do the whole car.

 

Yeah, I just hate the "scabbed" look. I'll probably do this for the remainder though. So damn tedious the other way.

 

Seam sealer FTW! haha

Edited by SUNNY Z
Link to post
Share on other sites
PHOTO DUMP!

 


Driver's side complete

 

IMG_20140307_214722_112_zpsikqq5hpn.jpg

 

Again

 

IMG_20140307_214821_167_zps8hlyuthc.jpg

 

Another shot from the driver's side:

 

IMG_20140304_221224_399_zpstv0oyttl.jpg

 

Just a couple spots to fill!

 

IMG_20140308_161800_400_zpsnrntfh21.jpg

 

Here's one showing the flange for the inner fender removed.

 

IMG_20140308_180624_564_zpsypu8care.jpg

 

Floor pan in, starting on firewall.

 

IMG_20140308_182556_590_zpsyrgnyela.jpg

 

From the inner fender

 

IMG_20140308_185412_248_zpsup4ymto5.jpg

 

Floor pan and upper section in:

 

IMG_20140308_190045_696_zpszxlgvgzs.jpg

 

Using my sheet metal "brake" aka a line and a hammer! lol

 

IMG_20140309_191358_547_zps9tfiji0b.jpg

 

Bottom section in:

 

IMG_20140309_193803_610_zpskk06ayil.jpg

 

From the bottom before welding

 

IMG_20140309_204941_951_zpsgoqvitjz.jpg

 

Burned in

 

IMG_20140309_211826_054_zpsbni7npte.jpg

 

Pass. rail

 

IMG_20140309_211836_511_zps0wunzaos.jpg

 

Driver. Small amount of work to do on the floor pan where someone "clearanced" it.... Grrr

 

IMG_20140309_205016_250_zpssngqfxqy.jpg

 

New Inner fender support / firewall tie- in

 

IMG_20140308_185428_351_zpsgj9yxmxs.jpg

 

IMG_20140308_185454_167_zps6tkvimbd.jpg

 

From the top!

 

IMG_20140309_224503_452_zpsniyy9b8r.jpg

 

Battery tray out and new metal in. Not sure if i'm going to put the battery back in there or relocate it.

 

IMG_20140309_224702_843_zpslaa6bpyj.jpg

 

Inner fender finished

 

IMG_20140309_224536_939_zpsrkcalwak.jpg

 

 

And look what showed up. :)

 

IMG_20140309_225321_916_zpssqu715nw.jpg

Edited by SUNNY Z
Link to post
Share on other sites

Somewhat. I have to keep looking at the good progress I've made to get motivated to keep on it though. This car will be on the road by May, mark my words.

I have no doubt!!! I have seen how quickly you work! Like I have said on FB your car is a big motivation for me....  I hope to be at TX2k15  and drag week next year. May just have to make a trip to the next mini cash days..... Two Zs would be cool. Then again that turbo fox moves out.!!!!!!!

Edited by geno51
Link to post
Share on other sites

I have no doubt!!! I have seen how quickly you work! Like I have said on FB your car is a big motivation for me....  I hope to be at TX2k15  and drag week next year. May just have to make a trip to the next mini cash days..... Two Zs would be cool. Then again that turbo fox moves out.!!!!!!!

 

Haha, yeah. My car is by no means set up for street racing. Just happens to work. Limited by the driver!

Link to post
Share on other sites

If we try to do Drag Week, I will need enough warning to figure out a trailer hitch. Just what I need-ANOTHER reason to drop the damn tank! Or, maybe I could put all my crap on Josey's trailer?? Or, maybe just drive without a passenger seat and put all the extra axles, tools and tires there-but who would keep me awake?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sunny - What brand and model welder are you using?  I've got an old Craftsman 120v with gas and a Tweco gun.  Seems to run inconsistent - I get it dialed in and the welds look good (sound of sizzling bacon)then 2 seconds later it seems seems to go out of adjustment.

 

Its a Miller 211. Its a 110/220V machine, but it welds much better on 220 - so thats where I run it. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info. Looks like the Miller 211 is a much better welder than many out there. According to Popular Mechanics the 211 holds a VERY stable arc. And was clearly the winner in comparison to 5 other welders.

 

Its a very versatile entry - level machine. Its nice that you can go do small jobs with 110 as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Those of you that are facebook friends with me have already seen this, but I thought I'd update.

 

Started to shave the rear bumper in a roll pan fashion. Knocked out 3/4 of it yesterday, hope to finish today. There was a skim coat of bondo over most of the stuff that wasn't behind the bumper, so that was a pain to remove.  Also, I'm not sure if there's supposed to be supports to keep the "curl" of this panel, but mine wants to straighten out... so i'll be adding supports.

 

 

IMG_20140315_174737_689_zpsmybubxh3.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...