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Finally, working on the car again

Refresher: I had removed the rotten right cowl to frame mount last year and bought a replacement in OK. I cut the mount off the replacement section of floor today so I can attach it with screws to hold the body on the roto.




Both the mounting bolts were rusted off on the left side but the mount is solid. I had to cut out the rotten toe board to get access to the mount nuts from inside.



I cleaned it up as best I could and sprayed a lot of Eastwoods Rust Converter all over in the mount. Once it dries, I can recage the new nuts and the front will be ready for the roto.
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nasty! glad to see things coming together for you.


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Lots more to come. The entire floor from those mounts to the tail lights will be replaced.

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I can't even imagine how much work that's going to be. Way back when, in body shop class, I replaced a trunk pan and small section of floor - HATED IT.

Some people got it and some don't. But hey - this 'you work and I watch' is kind of nice
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This is the hardest/worst part of the restoration. I do not have the skills,heart, or courage needed to undertake something of this magnitude. Give me a blown up engine or trans any day of the week!! On the upside, this '67 GTO is on the way back, and it's only UP from here! Nice going Mitch, and the photo's are greatly appreciated. A huge help to the hobby posting thresds like this!
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Wow

Looking Good !!

Love the pictures.

Glad to see this come together. Can't wait to get there myself.
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Made a serious leap of faith today and cut out the right door post.....


Here's what it looks like on the inside....not much left of 5 layers of metal.


I gave up trying to get the outer rocker panel out of the cowl on the replacement piece. That sucker is welded to 3 braces inside the cowl. I would've had to drill ALL the spot welds out and completely dis-assemble it. The rocker is like new, so the new one will butt weld to it under the step plate. Not sure what I will do with the other side. It's in about the same condition and I didn't get a replacement cowl cutoff for it....
Here's the replacement mocked up for final fitting/trimming.

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Actually your patch looks like it fits better then I expected it would.
Are the three upper hindge bolt heads tourched off?
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Actually your patch looks like it fits better then I expected it would.
Are the three upper hinge bolt heads torched off?
No, the bolts are there, just a little hard to see with the lighting.
I should have it near perfect in another hour. The 2 punches sticking out of the hinge bolt plates are my reference points for alignment.

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