First job get the top coat onto the the fresh paint.
Whilst that was drying I drilled the plug weld holes into the heel board, went a bit over the top but cant hurt, will take longer to clean up.
Cleaned back the paint round the edge of the holes and then applied some weld through.
Decided that welds on the other side of the floor were ok, but short of penentration in a could of places, so whilst waiting to drop the kids off I watched a couple of vids on you tude and read through Bens latest post. Will be going for a gap the width of cutting disk and running in a line of spot welds see how that works out.
Dropped the kids off and picked up a new bottle of gas. 4 hours of just me, the garage and Lady P.
Right this is it, the floors going in.
Put the floor back in, holes for skin pins line up straight away, YES...
Drop the rear sub frame with heel board attached back on, little tap with large hammer, all the subframe holes line up, YES...
both it all up nice an tight.
Check the gap between floor and tunnel, what the hell how can the gap be bigger than when I took it off??? Did it shrink??? The gaps not massive, its probably 5mm but its not the 1mm gap.
probably not the done thing but I put a ratchet strap between the holes in the footwells and pulled it up. Probably find that i cant line the A panel and door up later...
put all the crews back into the heel board to pull the floor up, ready to start welding.
Used a series of overlapping spots, working from 4 positions along the floor, stopped half way through to grind back the welds and check penetration. Not bad but takes a long time.
finished the welding and back onto the grinding, some of the spots got a little high. Put a light behind the panel and turned off the garage lights, looked like a bloody pin cushion, grrr
Quickly went over the holes with a new spot, forgot to turn up the power so not really enough penetration so more grinding, Ive probably ground off 90% of the weld Ive put on.
Anyway, its in
Just a couple of pin holes to grind back
and a patch to finsh off, needs a copper backing holding against it but my arms just arnt long enough, will see if the wife will help out tomorrow..
I also started prep work for removal of the boot floor, scrapped off the underseal, the paint in the arches was pretty good not a lot of rot at all
wirebrushed the paint off and drilled through the spots with a pilot, will finish them off when I have the heel board welded on
added in extra brace between the rear arches.
Wife and kids are out tomorrow morning so going to take the heel board off again!! and finish of welding the rear of the floor to the tunnel, then the big one, get the heel board welded on.
Its progress, might be slow but its progress, and the only welding needed for heelboard and boot are ply welds, YES...