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Old 04-21-2018, 09:49 PM   #21
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Skipped skinning today. No helper and weather was on edge. Decided to start patching the floor and shoring up the wheel wells. Far from done but on the way.

Was trying to rivet the panel in place but the rivet gun stopped working... Went and bought a handheld one and that proved to be more than I cared to do. I resorted to screws and a crap ton of Sika construction adhesive.IMG_20180421_224533_01.jpgIMG_20180421_224537_01.jpgIMG_20180421_224540_01.jpg


The bar in the first picture is a piece of c channel I cut from one of the seats and fastened to the cross member to beef it up a bit. Was it necessary? I don't know but it seemed stronger after. More patching on the a.m.

Thinking about cutting down my next window skin to fit just two windows so I can hang it myself.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:35 AM   #22
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:40 AM   #23
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How did you form the metal to the wheel well? Panel body beater hammers?
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:18 AM   #24
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The two short ones are pieces I had bent when I ordered my skin metal. There were some left over 8" x 10' pieces that I had them bend at 90°. The big piece is a piece of ceiling panel that I just kind of cut to fit and tried to do a little bend on close to wheel area

After that I was able to get the metal to pull close to the wheel well by screwing low first and then a row of higher screws. The corners I used a cut wheel to help form and a big ass hammer.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:04 PM   #25
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Or if I misread, the rustoleum Brown is the original wheel well
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:49 PM   #26
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:51 PM   #27
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I was ready to install the metal but the undercoat spray was still wet. Cut 4-5 more bad spots out and called it a day on account of the weather.IMG_20180422_144416.jpgIMG_20180422_144422.jpgIMG_20180422_144428.jpg
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:09 PM   #28
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Not as pretty as the passenger side but halfway through. Dinner time!IMG_20180423_180732.jpgIMG_20180423_180738.jpg
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:37 PM   #29
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Drivers wheel well finished except for some paint. Still have to do some undercoating spray on the screws in the wheel well. Put some patches down as well.IMG_20180426_193329.jpgIMG_20180426_193333.jpgIMG_20180426_193348.jpgIMG_20180426_193337.jpg
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Old 04-30-2018, 06:57 PM   #30
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