Here are some photos
of the car before any work was done, except in some cases to
strip out some existing parts.
Here is the floor showing the steering column. They provided a
damaged steering wheel that was not for this model and did not
The engine was there, but not much attached to it. Just 2
bolts holding it in place.
Here are some photos of the parts. Looks like a lot of parts,
but yet more were missing. Heater box and clutch as received.
Various trim parts, flywheel, driveshaft, fan, wiring harness.
The transmission has been removed. Turns out, the transmission
mounts were missing and it was just sitting on the car floor.
The exterior body looked pretty good, but the interior panels
were pretty rusty and patched up. They will be ground out and
replaced with new panels welded in place.
Getting busy grinding out the rusty floor panels.
Got the rear floor ground out. Have the new panel sections
already, but will need to weld in a little patch panel on the
heelboard. Also discovered that the main floor panel had been
replaced with a larger piece of metal that was on welded on
top of the frame seams, so will have to grind out the main
floor, resize, and weld it flush with the frame section main
part so there is no gap underneath.
Driver side floor boards removed.
Passenger side floor boards removed revealing rust to the
chassis frame and outrigger.
More rust on the frame cross members by the emergency brake
brackets with an old patch job. More work for the grinder.
Starting to fabricate reinforcing metal
for the main frame.
Got some of the frame reinforcing
welded in. The floorboards need a flat surface to weld to, and
need to be sealed underneath with caulk sealant.