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10 Dec 2015 06:11 #2002 by TopBlissGT
sheet metal artistry! :cheer:

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10 Dec 2015 15:52 #2004 by oestek

TopBlissGT wrote: sheet metal artistry! :cheer:


Thanks for the kind words... the team knows their stuff!

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10 Dec 2015 18:11 #2005 by z282nv

oestek wrote:

z282nv wrote: Are there any bushings used on the bolts that go through the frame rails?


I think I misunderstood your question, if you were asking if there are bushings inside the frame rails to keep the rails from crushing if the brackets are over tightened, there are not.


Yah that was it. I guess they have never had any issues with that happening so why go to the effort and cost.

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19 Jan 2016 15:39 #2114 by oestek
On this topic, we've added some support plates to the frame rails in this area... you'll see in the pics soon.

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19 Jan 2016 16:00 #2115 by oestek
The top of the dash at the windshield base was another soft spot, so the rust was cut out and new sheet metal formed and welded in place.



Like the firewall, a big section of the substructure needed replacing before the top part of the dash could be fixed.



Here you can see the lowest level of the new structure in place. The new piece on the cowl is the next level to be attached.



Then the next level was repaired.

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19 Jan 2016 16:00 #2116 by oestek
This piece was welded in place, then the welds finished smooth.



The new dash from Year One is fitted, clamped in place, and plug welded.





The welds are all ground flush and the repair is nearly complete.



Notice the perimeter of the dash was welded toward the interior of the car.



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