Battery apron repair

Blmeis

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4.jpg So I had some bad rust under the battery tray and lower part of the apron. I decided to cut out the rusted area and replace with a non-rusted piece.

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After cutting out the old rusty piece, I used it as a template to cut a new piece.

5.jpg A friend welded it in for me and we grinded down the welds then did some hand sanding.

3.jpg After hand sanding with 80 grit I needed to use a little Bondo to smooth it out. After that more sanding then I polished it a little with 320 then used an etching primer. Sprayed 3 coats and sanded again.

pic2.jpg I finished off with gloss black paint. Turned out fairly decent and pretty happy with it. If this was a show car and not a daily driver I would have just replaced the entire apron which I think may have been a whole lot easier.

 

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Looks very good!! I had to replace my whole apron. Not horrible, but I never had the little "L" support bracket, so I hope I did a passable job!! Keep up the good work!!

 

Blmeis

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Looks very good!! I had to replace my whole apron. Not horrible, but I never had the little "L" support bracket, so I hope I did a passable job!! Keep up the good work!!
Thanks!

Brian

 

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1971 Machone 351 c 4v concours, Been on/off resto since 1998 ,motor currently ready to be oil primed and test start , most of metal work done with original panels from new mexico. Need a battery bolt securing question answered
So I had some bad rust under the battery tray and lower part of the apron. I decided to cut out the rusted area and replace with a non-rusted piece.

After cutting out the old rusty piece, I used it as a template to cut a new piece.

A friend welded it in for me and we grinded down the welds then did some hand sanding.

After hand sanding with 80 grit I needed to use a little Bondo to smooth it out. After that more sanding then I polished it a little with 320 then used an etching primer. Sprayed 3 coats and sanded again.

I finished off with gloss black paint. Turned out fairly decent and pretty happy with it. If this was a show car and not a daily driver I would have just replaced the entire apron which I think may have been a whole lot easier.
So i did replace the whole apron on same repair,but I dont know where the small plate with the welded nuts for the battery tray went or if i even had it to begin with.... Does anyone have a tip and or some pics of what to do to weld in a replacement for the two bolts that bolt from the top down on tray,,,,Thanks

Peter

 
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