Monday, July 14, 2014

Fabrication - Blasting aftermath

Not a lot has happened since last update.

Zeta has been lifted to the rotisserie and I have been looking the carnage of previous "fixes". The chap that has been welding Zeta before was certainly a bit of a poor welder... I'm hoping I can better him.

Frame rails are unfortunately shot... these I'm going to change to a steel profile and extend them to the whole cars length. Also I'm going to change the seat rails to steel profile and add one more "cross member" to both sides of the car. Should stiffen the car nicely.
Also the floor pans are going and I will replace them with suitable pieces of sheet metal or ready made pans if they can be found. More likely will be the sheet metal option.

Frame in front of the doors has received a blow and the other side is rusted. Both of them needs to be replaced with sheet metal. Should be interesting.

Both of the wheel wells are patched with multiple pieces... Better to make them from one, I would guess.

The front has been patched with multiple sheet metal pieces. I would guess that this has been done in order to prevent mud and other substances to enter the gusseted member.

Nice touch... Cement in a hole in the rear valance.

Left hand side frame... A bit knackered one would think.

 Some misc patch work around the car.

Lastly one shot of the car in the grill. The grill should help in the restoration... Hope the welds are strong enough so the car stays on the grill!

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