Sep 28, 2013 Update – Patch Panel

Almost done with the patch panel.  Still need to grind the welds on the bottom and then spray some Epoxy primer on it:

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After my first pass at welding, looking at it from the bottom showed some areas where the light was shining through that needed to be gone over.  So after grinding the welds, re-welding and re-grinding, I think it is finally acceptable.  Next summer, I will go over the floor and trunk with POR-15 Floor & Trunk kit which should get any remaining pin holes.IMG_0398 IMG_0404 IMG_0405 IMG_0406 IMG_0407 IMG_0408 IMG_0410 IMG_0412 IMG_0413


There are two small areas I think need patched.  Need to verify on that these are not factory holes and needs to be patched.  That should then wrap-up the body work until Spring 2014 when I sand and prime the main shell.IMG_0415 IMG_0417

Sep 4, 2013 Update

Latest updates on the patch panel.  Most welding and grinding is done, there are still a few spots to re-do:

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The welder wire got jammed up – had to fix the next day.IMG_0315 IMG_0316 IMG_0328 IMG_0329


Also located a plug I needed (still need to seam seal it in):

IMG_0304Also pictures of a dash I acquired for the interior:

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