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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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here are a few pic of the welding im doing on my car. im about 10% done still have to put in a new trunk floor, both rear wheel well housings and both lower quarters. yay I installed a smooth firewall panal thank you to eric, a new pass side floor, small piece of the driver side floor. a few small spots here an there also if anybody has there firewall exposed can someone give me the dementions of the hole on the left side of the fire wall for the blower motor. i need to cut it out but i dont know how big of a hole to make
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Cant you just mount the heater case up and trace out the hole? If not, let me know...I will go to the shop and measure for ya'....Eric



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Great job; I wish my welding skills were half as good as yours. I noticed that when you smoothed the firewall the vin tag obviously had to be removed. One of my vehicles also had the firewall wall smoothed and am curious with a modification like this what do you do with the loose tag and still remain 'legal'.
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not sure mite just rivit it back on the firewall somewhere out of the way. if any body else has any ideas in open to them
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Thats the build tag....the VIN is in the left door jamb.....not really supposed to remove either but "they" do make resto rivets.....



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not sure mite just rivit it back on the firewall somewhere out of the way. if any body else has any ideas in open to them
Chrome it and put it back where it belongs!!!



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here are some more pics all the patch work is done on the car and now the body work will start. all together I patched in a front driver and pass floor, firewall, both rockers, rear deck, back window, driver wheel well, piece of pass wheel well, small piece in front of rear tire, both lower quarters, entire trunk and braces, both trunk extentions and a few other small patches. thats what you get when you buy an ebay car, right guys
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Bobby, Looks familiar (see my resto photos)..... Eric



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Looks like my 66, but an after pic. Is that the 3 piece trunk pan, looks good, I got the three piece. I also have the fill panel laying in the hole. Gotta get started again soon, but am working it.
What would it take to get a paper template of that firewall? Have a local guy that can cut it out.
Looks great and coming along nice. BTW, my car doesn't even have an underhood tag, just a vin tag in the jam that's riveted on with rusty steel rivets. But it's a 237 vin on a Lemans, so may be right or wrong.

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Your project looks great! I tried to weld the seat brackets to my new floor in my '64 GTO with a Campbell-Hausfeld 115 volt wire feed welder recently purchased locally.

I practiced on scrap steel pieces with fairly good results, but when actually welding the brackets to the floor, I burned several holes in the thinner floor steel. This was with the welder on the lowest setting using .035" fluxcore wire.

When welding your floor pans in place, with both pieces fairly thin (18 or 20 gage?) how do you avoid burning holes through them?

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