Tuesday, July 27, 2010

After a lot of trimming, fitting, trimming some more I finally got the fender welded on. Again I removed the red primer, cleaned and metal prepped the surface to prevent rusting. I think I'm going to attempt to make a patch for the rear fender next. Wish me luck!

Friday, July 23, 2010

I got all the wheels sand blasted. They are all ready to send off to the paint shop. When they return, I'll mount the new tires on them and they will be all ready to go.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I got the rocker welded in today. Ground it smooth, stripped off the red primer, metal prepped it and quit. Had friends coming up from Baltimore and Florida to visit.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The POR-15 is on but I haven't had a chance to weld anything yet, I've been working on a new roof. What else are supposed to do when it's in the high nineties??

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I cut and welded the last pieces into the sub structure behind the rocker panel. The POR-15 is supposed to arrive tomorrow so possibly I can weld the rocker panel in on Friday, maybe even the fender.

Monday, July 12, 2010

After cutting out the rot, I started making patches and welding them in place in the wheel well. I also welded the rocker panel back together after shortening it to fit. Tomorrow I'll repair the rear part of the rocker area and it will all be ready for the POR-15 when it arrives.

Friday, July 9, 2010

You can see the mess left after the brass and patches were removed. I cut away all the rotted metal back to good metal ready to weld in new patch material. I started fitting the rocker panel and discovered that it is 1/4" too long. I cut it and removed the extra length, it fit perfect but I didn't weld it together nor install it until the base is repaired. I'll also wait until I get some POR-15 to paint the inside before welding on any exterior skin.

I marked the cut line for the rocker panel using tape and cut the bottom rotted piece off. Surprise! More rot. I got out the torch and melted all the brazing off, removed the bad patches and started to clean up the area preparatory for new patches.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

This is the first trial at tilting the car. It can be turned with one hand but I will always use two. You can see there is still a lot of work to do on the bottom. this will be so much easier on my back. I can also finish fitting the new fender before moving on to the rocker panel. I am able to roll the whole thing outside and over to the other bay when I need the room for Corvair work. When the body work is all done this rotisserie will be available for sale, rent or scrap. I don't think I'll be doing another one. I will finish my Rampside pickup truck that is occasionally seen in the background, just needs sanding, paint and assembly. This is as far as I got today. It is presently 102 degrees here, it's just too hot to weld anymore. I think its Miller time! Of course, I'll be using Coors light, just doesn't sound as cool.GGGGGG

This shows the attachment under the front of the car. It's over built but ya gotta use what ya have. It bolts right on to the front spring mount. The other shot shows the car suspended on the rotisserie. I don't think I need the struts in the door but for $4.00 why chance it? They are easily removed when the body panel replacements are done. Cut them off, grind them smooth, prime and paint. The windlace goes over top and will hide any imperfections (if any) GGGG

I finally got the metal, the strength and the stamina to finish the rotisserie. The pictures show the way the car is attached at the rear, which was relatively easy, and the front which was a little bit more complicated. In the following posts you can see more detail on the under side of the front mount.