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So this weekend I took out the remaining interior; carpet, ceiling and all the trim:

 

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Good news is no holes underneath my vinyl roof! The floor however is a defferent story.

 

The rear floorpans have been patched. Is it me or do these patches look bad? Thoughts?

 

RH rear side:

 

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LH rear side:

 

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In the front everything is still original but a little too crispy so I think I need to at least patch those pans:

 

RH passanger pan:

 

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The LH side is only slightly better...

 

But all that is for later, I now need to get the quarter window and mechanism out. Anybody have any pointers for that job?

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New wheelhouse edge is in. It is in the exact same spot as the old edge but when test fitting quarter patches the edge of the outer skin sits half an inch under this one. Gonna be doing lots of measur

So while most people seem to have lots of time due to the pandemic, my progress has been painstakingly slow, mainly due to setbacks with the wheel house and the quarter. Third party reproductions that

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Bit more progress this weekend.

 

Managed to get the LH quarter window and mechanism out:

 

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Also figured out how te remove the weatherstrip:

 

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Then cut around the wheel well to assess amount of rot:

 

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Took a look at the end of the rocker. Seems surprisingly solid:

 

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And finally cut out the patch to replace the rotted edge:

 

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Can’t wait to have that welded in!

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New wheelhouse edge is in. It is in the exact same spot as the old edge but when test fitting quarter patches the edge of the outer skin sits half an inch under this one. Gonna be doing lots of measuring this weekend...

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Well, lotsa measuring turned into lotsa cutting and bending. But the edge is now pretty close to that of my quarter so next weekend I can hopefully really finish the wheelhouse and start on the quarter panel.

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So while most people seem to have lots of time due to the pandemic, my progress has been painstakingly slow, mainly due to setbacks with the wheel house and the quarter. Third party reproductions that suck.

The wheel house is now done. First I thought about just replacing the lower quarter only to find out it was welded crooked like this:

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Then I found out I needed a whole quarter and the one I bought again had the bottom welded on like shit again. So I've been recreating that and now finally have something that looks OK (to me anyway):

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Finally I'm able to go forwards again and hopefully will be able to put the quarter in sometime this month.

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A couple notes.

1)  The rockers on our cars were galvanized.  So they rarely look bad.

2)  I would try to find a 1/4 panel that has the one piece lower.  They form the bottom edge like the factory had it instead of spot welding a second piece on.  Just a suggestion.

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The rockers were galvanized but boy do they rust. They were pretty thick compared to skins. I have a car that had Ziebart in the rockers and could not believe how the rust was inside when I cut it open. 

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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