More Rust Repair!!!!!

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by JOE RIV 1, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    Sorry my daughter accidently removed my other post:Dou: here is the drivers side,repaired the trunk drop and inner wheelhouse.Cut out the bad then sandblasted,welded in new then prime.thanks for looking.RIV:beers2:
     

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  2. turbotimmer

    turbotimmer Stage 1 4 speed

    Looks good. Keep the pics coming. I'm getting ready to dig into mine, so this is very motivating for me........:TU:
     
  3. BillMah52

    BillMah52 Well-Known Member

    Did your daughter steal the camera too!:moonu:
    C'mon Joe, lets see some update pics.
    I love seeing someone who is willing to spend the time doing the little patchwork rather than replacing entire sections.:TU:
     
  4. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    OKAY OKAY!!!! ROUGH BUNCH!:beer just sand blasted the wheel tub lip deciding how much to cut off
     

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  5. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    more from the other side
     

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  6. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    :TU: More to come
     
  7. cpk 71

    cpk 71 im just a number

    Nice joe,just wondering wht you cut through the light hole instead of going all the way back?Nice to see someone getting something done unlike me ,who is doing nothing:sleep:
     
  8. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    Cris,I don't have a real good idea why i did that . Its my first quarter install But i know it dosen't line up to good.A lot of triming and hammring & dollying .the sherman skin is not the best.Hope you are doing good with your back. JOE RIV
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  9. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    A little more.Lip is 1/2 done.
     

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  10. cpk 71

    cpk 71 im just a number

    Thanks joe it hasn't gotten worse so thats good.Practice is always a good thing,hammers and dollys can do good things:TU:
     
  11. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    Chris,hang in there!
    A little more getting closer. TRIM & FIT!!!! TRIM & FIT!!!! TRIM & FIT!!!!
     

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  12. rex362

    rex362 paint clear and drive

    nice job ....


    :shock: that almost looks like the same identical repairs that Chris did on
    my gs
     
  13. cpk 71

    cpk 71 im just a number

    patience is a good quality looks like you have it!:beer
     
  14. turbotimmer

    turbotimmer Stage 1 4 speed

    Joe, keep em coming.:TU: Just curious, how do the aftermarket wheelhouses look? I know you used them for pieces, but do they match up pretty well with the originals if you were to use the whole thing?
     
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  15. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    Tim,the wheel tub is good repo. I helped a buddy put a full one on and it fit pretty good but you have to tweak and bend,hammer alittle not much.The bends are not as crisp as a original .Imo just use what you need to save the factory part.The main thing is take your time!Do not weld it fully intill you are satisfied with the fit.Then letr rip!!! OH!! I FORGOT do one side at a time.thanks JOE RIV
     
  16. 1971GSFAN

    1971GSFAN green onions

    :cool: Looks like a good job to me:gp:
     
  17. wunquik86'

    wunquik86' Well-Known Member

    looks like this would be a good time to tub one. i may have to go that far with mine 71. someone having back problems on here? i worked all day on my passenger floor pan wednesday. sitting sideways on the rocker panel most of the day. spent yesterday in bed with an ice pak on the right side of lower back. will have to beat this or it'll be a long winter. i hope to do a lot of similar work (little patches) with my cobra torch. learning to weld with it pretty good now. keep up the good work and send plenty of pics.
    :gp:
     
  18. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    :Dou: I ran out of gas in the welder so this is it for today.
     

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  19. BillMah52

    BillMah52 Well-Known Member

    Yer doin' a fine job there Joe. Like Chris said, you have patience which is a necessary trait needed to do this type of job.
    Cut and fit. Trim a little here. Trim a little there. Check the angles. Trim a little more. Hammer this spot. Fit and tack. Hammer a little more. Check the angles. Tack,tack tack.................... grind, grind, grind. Polish the welds??
    (If you know that term then this isn't your first time.)
    Move on to the next piece.
    Keep up the good work. I enjoy watching non professionals doing these type projects. Especially when they take the time to do things correctly.:TU:
     
  20. RATT7

    RATT7 Well-Known Member

    Looks Good ! I will be doing the same for my trunk floor and rear quarters on the 1970 electra
     

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