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RIBS 71 convertible build JUNE 21 till??


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More work today, prepping for trunk and rear panel work, as well as plenum work….also stripped front drivers side frame, it was fire damaged and had crispy undercoating and rust…

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What a mess, it’s going to be worse another layer down…several layers of added metal already there and rusted…

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So lots of moving parts, cowl cut open today and inner cowl cleaned up.  The good news is it was repaired previously, the bad news Is it was a poor repair. It was repaired from underneath, and the metal patch did not reach the firewall or drivers footwell framing. Basically there was a half inch gap all around, stuffed with filler.  My body guy is going to weld in a continuous patch that goes over the firewall and outer structure. Then I will lather it up with seam sealer and it will get a bunch of rustproofing…I thing success is near.

also prepped trunk for some minor repairs, a minor wheel well patch was welded in.

dropped gas tank and plugged lines so welding around trunk floor and tail can be done safely.. all in all a great day…

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Cowl mostly back together after repair, the blue is Eastwood self leveling seal sealer, and some painters tape to stop the flow. Monday  the end cap goes on the cowl, followed by the frame member. I have more sealing to do after final welding, then the car is driveable again!

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Finished self leveling seam sealer in the cowl and other areas. Sprayed part of trunk with primer after rust repair, then tested spatter spray around gas tank and filler, and reinstalled gas tank! The car is alive again! Also final adjustment and hangers on exhaust…

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