Continuing the unending saga of the car that will end up made entirely of weld bead.
|So - apropos of nothing, but does this really mean my brake booster has not the original but a damn near 50 year old reman?|
|I cleaned out the back side of the bed.|
Also - and not pictured - the front panel is ground and trimmed so it fits "flush", for certain values of "flush". I still need to finish welding the side flanges though.
|Start with scraping the putty stuff. Note the hole left center.|
|And here's the passenger side. The putty here needs to go.|
|Pass side, with the putty gone. Note that the bottom edge of the panel is also gone. That's... unfortunate.|
|On the driver's side, without the putty. The rust on the side panel isn't as bad.|
|Rust bit next to/just behind the rear wheel.|
|and rust at the trailing edge of the bed.|
|Shoved an L-square in there so I could tell how big the patch needed to be.|
|When checking the depth of the square... what kind of half-ass repair is
I mean - really - I know my first round on the car I did some seriously questionable repairs, but this is worse than what I'd have accepted even then.
Probably the same kind of half-ass repair as this one.|
Still, probably mark this one as "won't-fix"; might just cut off the screw shanks.
|Same deal on the driver's side. Since I couldn't read, just use the yellow paint marker to get a distance.|
Ooh.. math! |
Looks like an inch and a half.
|Also - I don't much like the way these stacked panel edges look but probably won't do anything about it.|
|Hey look, a hole!|
So I figured I'd just rebuild the flange , then screw them together to take
up the gap.|
That's not how it worked out - new flange, but the screws opted to not pull anything together.
I don't know yet how I'm going to fix this.
|Opted for a different option on the pass side - single patch, for both the bed floor and sidewall. That should prevent that issue.|
And, of course, fix some rust -> get more rust.|
Filled these with weld bead, because that's how I roll.
|Partially welded the seam. Need to finish welding.|
|Patch for the hole near the wheelwell.|
|Weld, grind, weld, grind.|
|Similar with the rust at the trailing edge.|
Still to do:
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