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    1950's ford restoration

    Another customers project.



    We were asked to make a few small repairs to the inner sills and check car over for MOT. When we removed the interior we found a few patches of rust.



    Numerous fridges had been used to "repair" most of the floor and inner sills, covered with about 20kg of filler and some rubberised coating of some sort.





    Once the "repairs" were removed we were left with this








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    lovely car. plenty of welding needed thear. it will be a lot lighter now all that crap removed.look forwood to watching this one

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    That looks like a whole load of ****e you've removed there. Lucky it's got a proper chassis. If it was a uni-body it would have folded in half when you opened the doors. Shoeboxes are really nice cars so it's worth saving.

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    We poked around some more and have ended up removing the entire floorpan from just below the pedals to just in front of rear crossmember. I'll be making up 5 crossmembers out of 50x20 box section with 4x50mm flat bar bent into 5 inch wide hoops for prop tunnel, this will form a bolt in frame that will then be welded to inner sills and new floorpans to give some needed strength, will also be allowing more room in tunnel so at a later date it can be lowered without any problems.

    Got to wait for some more box to turn up so will be repairing the existing rear floor section and attacking the inner and outer sills tomorrow.

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    blimey i reckon the same owner had my consul as i had just the same repairs when i started digging deeper lol

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    How much did the pile of removed junk weigh!? It always baffles me that people do 'repairs' that way...botched.

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    A fair bit even though most of it was wafer thin aluminium sheet, there was a support screwed to one side that looked to be made out of the frame of a fly screen.

    Got a bit done saturday, in between trying to fire up a model Y that had been sat in a garage for 20 odd years. Trimmed up some of the rough edges, then came up with a plan. 2 new crossmembers made up, fettled and tacked in to give me something to work from. Tunnel made up from 1mm steel, wrapped around a gas bottle, then fabricated a panel to go from round shape to semi hexagon ish shape.

    Today i braced up passengers side removed the outer sill repair panel that had already been "fitted", fired up the plasma cutter and chopped sill off, made up new inner sills and fabricated the middle body to chassis mount. Fitted rear half of inner and outer sill, outer sill required an extension of 3 inches to get up to some good metal! started on making a floor pan for the rear section and deciding how the repair the existing rear floor to meet up with the new metal.

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    Keep the pictures coming Jo is trying to log all the pictures so she has arecord of the car from the time she got it to its full kustom finish. Keep up the good work Russ

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    Did the customer cry when he saw the condition of his car???
    Creator of fine sawdust from solid wood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by insanityvans View Post
    Did the customer cry when he saw the condition of his car???

    No SHE is just glad that it is being done properly and will be safe. Mind you I'll probably cry when we get the bill. LOL

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