|Need to finish the rust repair so I can get the tank in, etc.|
If you need a reminder, the rusted out trunk floor before I cut it out looked like this.
|Used some of that spiffy Tractor and Implement Primer on the exposed bits of the frame and the tank brace. Used it because a) it's easy, and b) I can brush it on. Also used the throatless shear to cut the replacement panel. It's rapidly becoming my favorite tool - it made the cuts here real easy.|
|I did real good at not burning through, and at getting good penetration.
Not so good at not making really big beads.|
Not too bad for not welding sheetmetal for 3+ years.
Ground the beads down some. I'll need to do more grinding, but it was
getting ready to pour and I needed to close up. |
(We got just shy of six inches of rain over 12 hours)
|Here's the brace I cut out.|
After I put everything away and tried to close the garage door, one side of the pulley got out of whack and the door wouldn't close. Getting a repairman out was another 250 that could have been put to good use.
Oh well. Next up, I need to pull the axle out and finish the wheelwells. Once that's done, I can finish painting the underside and there will be nothing left but reassembly.
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