Left Above the Windshield

I finished the welding. The last area was the roof, i.e. under the roof. As it was originally lap welded, i decided that this is a nest of rust and i cut it all. This is what i did instead: The right side above the windshield was good and i…

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Front Crossmember Arch

Rocker panel inside I welded the inner side of the rocker panel. It doesn’t look good, but i hope it is strong. The trick is: Before welding, expand the wire from the handle ~ 15 mm. Put the long wire in the hole and start from the center. This way…

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Rocker Panels

Before welding any cavities, they need to be rust-proofed. I use a zinc primer. It can be welded. After that i will paint with an urethane paint. While uploading the images to the last 2 posts, i was looking at the background and i felt like an investigative dog 🙂…

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Front Shock Top - Left

It’s getting better all the time …my welding. Slowly, but constantly. I own another issue: “measure twice (even better 3 times), cut once”. My friend who jokes all the time says “i already cut it 3 times and it’s still short” 🙂 I flipped the car upside-down and welded all…

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Before the Left Back Wheel

Did i say “not very good”? This is actually ugly, disappointing and a shame to show! But… c’est la vie – we can not be perfect in every way. And i knew: the first try should be on separate sheet metal until i get something acceptable, but i started directly…

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Floor Inside

I almost prepared the floor from inside for primer/painting. The holes for rustproofing are visible on the next pictures (some are cut on the spots for patching). In general the floor is in very good condition. God bless our deeds.

Front Right Quarter Panel Outside

I started to prepare the cardboard parts for a restoration with fiberglass and epoxy resin. Almost all of them were hit and glued somehow. You can find documents about the duroplast reparation in this folder (Instandsetzungstechnologie Duroplast (1985) (DE).pdf). This is the front left quarter panel. I need to cut…

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Left side, close to the back wheel

I am using some random pieces of a cardboard to define the body patches. The first two small patches are cut. They just need to be formed with the grinder and they are ready to weld. I still don’t have a MIG welder, so for now i only play with…

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Left shock dome, bottom

Today i made the final cuts on the right side. Next i need to buy a MIG welder and let the fun start. God bless our deeds.