Here are some photos of the
car before any work was done, except in some cases to strip out some
Here is the floor showing the steering column. They provided a damaged
steering wheel that was not for this model and did not fit.
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. Aslo
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
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 reincorcing welded in. The floorboards need a
flat surface to weld to, and need to be sealed underneath with caulk