So I have a fair bit happening this week. Just continual welding and grinding etc to get the underside of the car up to scratch. Which is a massive job in itself. But slowly it is getting there. Two days ago I welded up the rust in the rails.
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Yesterdays job was to weld in new plates into the spare wheel well. I initially started spotting up the rust holes with the mig, Only to discover that each time i tried to weld them up, they got bigger.
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So eventually welded in plates, and ground it flat, then covered it with bog to smooth it out. It looks bad in the pics, but really its not that thick. I went over it with the drill and flat sanding disk to smooth it out, then it'll be covered with body deadener.
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Before I bogged it I covered it with Cold Gal. Awesome Primer and will stop it from rusting again. Hopefully.
I also did the same thing with the floor that I replaced. After going over all the welds again on the under side to fill up any holes, I covered the depression with a bit of filler, then sanded it flat just to smooth it out before the body deadener. I tried it with the deadener first, but I could still see weld marks and joins, so opted to skim coat it just to pretty it up a tiny bit.
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Todays job, I started stripping off the old body deadener and welding up all the pin holes that were in the car from the previous owners attempt to screw the carpet into the floor. I also took a leaf out of SR20Datsun's book and welded in plates to reinforce the seat mounts on the floor. They aren't the prettiest welds, but its not like people are going to be crawling under the car to check them out... Are they.
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Thats progress so far. Tomorrow I will hopefully be able to grind the rest of the body deadener away. Then coat it all on the underside with Gal Primer. Then I can leave it for a while and fix up any of the other bits that are anoying me. All the dirty work is a killer, but will pay off.
Ongoing Project: 1972 Datsun 510 S13 SR20Det. http://ozdat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=17898
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Previous Car: Restored Green 1972 Datsun 510, Hot L18