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Driver's Side Quarter & Rocker Panels
Part 9 - Rocker Rust -- Let The Assembly Begin!
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January 3, 2004
New Year's Day ended up being the perfect day to get started on putting the
car back together. I began by spraying weld-through primer on all the edges
of the outer rocker panel and the applying a rust treatment to the back of
the new panel where I wouldn't be welding. Once that was done, it was simply a matter of lining up the new
panel and tacking it in place. After it was tacked into place, I re-fit the
rocker cover to make sure it still fit and then finished welding the panel
The picture below shows what it looks like after all of the welds were
You'll notice that there's a small section missing from the original panel.
That section was badly rusted but it was in good
enough shape to use to help line up the new panel. I cut a new piece to weld
in but I ran out of time so I'll need to tackle that later. I also
wrote myself a reminder in chalk that I have another area to weld up before
the rocker cover goes on.
Up Next: Part 10 - Rocker
Rust -- Rocker Cover Final Fitting
02/15/04 05:04:18 PM