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Passenger side sills completed ...a bit of stiffening of the A pillar. Now for the skins..
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I love the update and great pictures. Progress is amazing. I am not a welder or a frame man, so please don't take offense to the question. I was wondering how you keep everything aligned as you weld. Since the car is sitting on jack stands, doesn't it start to bow or bend as panels are cut off (structural ones)? Just curious.
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Okay now for the skins sorry for the photo order spot welded then seam welds...front rear fender wings
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I love the update and great pictures. Progress is amazing. I am not a welder or a frame man, so please don't take offense to the question. I was wondering how you keep everything aligned as you weld. Since the car is sitting on jack stands, doesn't it start to bow or bend as panels are cut off (structural ones)? Just curious.
The Left side was much worse (see photos) the door opening was cross braced and a level was incorporated only 60% of the inner sills were replaced as the inner sill at the rear was solid. Ditto for the right side which was in much better shape the inner sill was 100% solid. the middle sills were 70% solid. So the sections were excised and repaired. The welds (are) as strong or stronger then the sill material .. We added A pillar supports to stiffen the chassis.

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@autobroker .... Seams straight ...!!!!
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Great work, Tom.
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Floors,lots of acorns...
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A different perspective.. now the fun part ...without setting fire to the car...
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For the casual viewer and the peanut gallery, the dogleg in the inside floorpan cut is to go around the gearbox support ..It's welded inside and out- the cuts were made to get it back to better than structural.... to be continued..

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The floor-pan panels supplied for repair seem more suited for an initial assembly, without preforming patching it in proves quite the challenge, well..were up for a challenge..sorta like building it backwards,,from the top the silver is the sill -the green is th floor tucked under it, Better aspect from the bottom..when the rail gets welded back in place the sequence gets a bit screwy ..all the run of the bottom pan gets welded in (seam weld) now I understand why I have seen a few patch repairs which makes sense if your paying for it......this takes a bit of time... and a little head scratching and reverse engineering... THIS IS GODS WAY OF MAKING CERTAIN I AM BEING PUNISHED FOR MY ORIGINAL SIN...love of Italian cars!!!

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Quality work!

BTW: I'm a little confused by one photo. I think this photo is looking up under the sill/rocker area. It looks like you have yet to weld the bottom of the chassis and sill/rocker panels??

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Quality work!

BTW: I'm a little confused by one photo. I think this photo is looking up under the sill/rocker area. It looks like you have yet to weld the bottom of the chassis and sill/rocker panels??

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... and we need to remember it ain't a Ferrari...
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And yeah understood. I'm 51 now and I hate the getting up process from under cars ...
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I love the work you're doing!

Another question and again, please don't take offense, I'm not a welder, so I'm curious. The frame member under the floor pan was out - I'm assuming it was so the floor pan could be installed. Does the body/chassis flex with the frame member cut out? If so, is there some sort of jig that you use to align everything before welding the pieces in? Or do you use hand tools (levels, protractors, etc)?

Thanks again for the photos. Looks awesome!
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