Thursday, July 5, 2007

13) Front tear down time!

I've started tearing down the front end spot weld by spot weld! It's so much easier to cut out sections with the 3" cut off wheel, then work your way around drilling the spot welds out. This is the least disruptive way that I can take panels apart. I'm know there are special made drill bits to extract spot welds, but I don't mind taking weeks to do a job that some chump can do in an hour ; )

Here you can see that I've got the right side almost all the way removed. I've also gone ahead and removed the lower A pillar. (It was a goner!) I've noticed also here that my foot wall (normally a firewall on a front engine car) is really rusty, plus the front section of my rocker panel is just about rotted out too! (That was new like 5 years ago!) Time to order pieces parts!



At July 25, 2007 2:36 AM , Blogger Sonya said...

WOW! this is amazing. not only because you're doing a LOT of work, but also because I just got offered a free '73 VW Beetle, that, as far as i know (and i'm crossing my fingers on this one) only needs a complete interior makeover. do you have any suggestions of where to start? if so, email me...


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