In this episode we pick up with the rockers installed , a fairly generic install so we will skip that . I think we are around this fall (2014 ,august-September) , so getting closer to today.
For now the trunk and floor plans were left in place to keep everything lined up , modifications were made to each aftermarket panel to get them in factory shapes positions
Sandblasted and epoxied as I went, all the panels are goodmark. No fitment problems with the outer wheel housings
Again I used a combination of body adhesive/welding , it gets a little yucky welding , burns out the hot area of the glue.
I seem to have a gap in my photos on the fitment issues with the drivers side , so we will skip to the passenger side (drivers side is done ). All the typical problems with the trunk gap , door gaps etc etc
here is the trunk gap , its about 1/4 inch to much , and the curve at the top is almost like its from a different car
All my dang clothes hangers in the house are plastic , took a while to find some metal ones but hit the motherload out in the back closet of my fifth wheel lol
I am so old school , been quite a few years since I did body work, and back then it was always filler on bare metal. Before the days of epoxy I guess but I will get up to speed.
The other issue was this piece .. Perhaps because I forgot to mention to the parts guy this was a convertible? it was way to high and not as wide as factory , so I just replicated the other side
it wasn't to hard to modify the coupe quarters , my understanding is this is how they did it back in the day when vert quarters didn't exist. I left the factory lip on and butt-welded it here , just under the chrome so didn't need to be to perfect but it turned out nice anyway.
Once the quarter were roughed in I dropped out the floors and framerails
Omg what a mess . This is why I have been holding off on epoxy for the garage floor
Speaking of which , here is a little garage floor porn..
I hit my posting limit , time to do some welding ... think next post will get us up to date. Later gators