Mondo bondo! I was getting peices as thick as two inches in this area on the quarter panel. This car had been patched extensively, and poorly. It all had to ... Show morego!
These are the new floor panels, there will be many more pieces............
This shows the bottom of the car after the floor has been removed. In the left photo, that brown area in the middle is the inside of the roof! In the right photo, you can see the whole bottom of the car is now gone, time to start putting some metal back on. Show Less
Castle P. loaned me abook on Jag restoration, and one of the techniques involved welding in some cross bracing before removing huge sections of the structure... Show more, which made a lot of sense to me. So I welded in some angle iron cross bracing to hold everything in place as I knew I would be removing a major amount of metal. At this point my welding skills were pretty basic, but they would get better by necessity!
I was fortunate in having a large group of friends to borrow techniques and tools from. One, Dennis C., lent me this "rotisserie" - I could not have done this job without it. It was so great to be able to turn the car to any angle I needed to be able to reach something. I could do so much better work by not having to lie on my back and have stuff fall in my eyes or have weld splatter run down my arms. Show Less