Continuing the unending saga of the car that will end up made entirely of
weld bead. |
Weld and cut and weld and bend and weld and bend.
|Also had to make the lip, since the old one was rusted away.|
|I remain not a very good welder. Weldor. Whatever.|
|It ain't perfect but bondo will hide a lot of sins.|
Not pictured: The patch in the wheelwell did not match the outside bend.
|Made a new patch that did, and cut the inner fender away to join cleanly. Primed all the things, in preparation for seam sealer -- there are areas in here that will be inaccessible once this is closed up.|
|I do not expect to need this part, but I can't see throwing it away yet.|
|Time to start on the pass side bed closeout.|
This is the point where I ran out of welding wire. Don't want to get cleaned up and make a run right now, so may as well clean up so I can work easier.
|I can see (most of) the bed.|
|And now I have access to the workbench and room to work! Woo!|
Went and got the welding wire.
|Once you have wire, it's time to weld.|
|Welded the perimeter. Still need to make a patch for the inner corner of the bed.|
And, since God is an iron, here's where I ran out of shielding gas.
|Even though I didn't have the shielding, I went
ahead and welded in the patch on the passenger side package tray.|
You can kinda see the holes in this image from last week.
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