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Old 10-27-2015, 01:13 AM   #141
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Just a last before pic of the cowl split apart.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:37 AM   #142
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It was football grand final time down here for both the national footy codes.
So I had to put my foot down, and told Wayne
NO !! music or tv NO work !!
I won......
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:18 PM   #143
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Did you ever get a line on the rear seat operation? When you do,a photo would be nice.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:43 PM   #144
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Back to some serious stuff now..
I had probably mentioned earlier in the thread, that we bought 2x new complete floors from Drake.
Both the Slopers floors were gone, no use in stuffing around with old crap!
I had earlier set Waynes chassis into the chassis jig for two very small rust repairs, but other than that this chassis was dead straight and no alignment issues.
As part of the floor to body fitment this chassis was then the " floor jig " at this stage.

Each of the 3x floor sections were pre fitted to the original chassis, all holes, body mounts, etc checked and readied for spot welding.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:51 PM   #145
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As part of the fit-up of the floor sections, the 3 x sections and the two sill section had to be stripped back off the EDP black as the spot welder will not penetrate through the surface faces.
After stripping with the die grinder, all the surface faces were primered with weld through primer.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:57 PM   #146
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Both floors now all spot welded up and now waiting its marriage to the body. Looking really good here and very gratifying as each day brings us closer to our dreams.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:17 PM   #147
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Last job on the floors was to fix the top curvature profile on the seat riser area as it meets the trans tunnel.. The curvature doesn't fit at all here so, we removed the top section of the curve at the seat riser and welded in a new profile that fitted flush to the trans profile correctly. Clecod and then finally spot welded up.
In addition we closed up the gaps on all the swag sections off each the rear floor sections.. just to get a closer gap when we finally seal up the floors.

The floors are "one excellent product", and anyone thinking of going down this path to repair their car I can only say, dont hestiate you wont regret it.

Each and every install is different and ones circumstances also, so some things on the fit-up will vary from case to case, but in our case no issues what so ever other than bringing this puzzle of parts together.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:18 PM   #148
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Sorry on the delay but friend with the Sloper has not sent it yet,, As soon I get it I will post.

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Old 10-28-2015, 05:30 PM   #149
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The floor for my '40 got relegated to the spare chassis, waiting its turn for temp mock-up. More on this later.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:30 AM   #150
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The 39 body finally married to its new floor pan. The bracing will shortly be removed, after serving us well in keeping things in check. One thing we were always awares of was that the 39 did have a hard life and all the lower area damage vindicated this. As originally the B pillars had broken away from the rotted floor the body had both slumped down and increased the gap on the door to B pillar..

So Wayne's next job is to start removing the bracing.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:41 AM   #151
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Wayne (aka. Chopper) covered up his new floor and got stuck into tearing the braces apart.
At this stage, the cowl panels are still temporarily fitted up via cleco's and will only be welded up permanently after all gaps and alignments are correct.
The body at this time will be still loosely sitting on the A and B pillar points and temporarily clamped at the rear inner fender well area to move to the next stage.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:45 AM   #152
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Bracing is now out and it sure looks good.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:38 AM   #153
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Whilst prepping up for the floor, we made up the stiffeners in the tool compartment. Sedan ones are longer than the coupe version, and the only repop one is for the coupe, So!!! we made our own. These are now ready for install once the rear pan and quarters are set in place. Looks as good as the originals.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:30 AM   #154
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Another part we fab'ed up also was the diagonal brace in the inside window mechanism area of the quarters.
These were removed to get access to the repair work on the lower sections of the B pillar and as well for the future replacement/repair on the lower B pillar quarter area. Out with old and in with the new.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:41 AM   #155
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Next was the fabrication of new B pillar stiffeners where it attaches to the sills. As you can see by the photo these were damaged and rotted. These were remade in 3 mm plate with and additional tab plate welded onto the back face, the purpose of these will now be both stiffeners and seat belt anchorage points,, They willl be later drilled and threaded to suit the seat belt bolt size, and installed once the body alignment is set and ready for weld up.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:43 AM   #156
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This what it looked like...
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:29 AM   #157
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Good stuff boys. What running gear do ypu intend to run? I am just down the road and in the middle of my own build so i will keep an eye on ypur posts. Have fun with a very cool ride
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:35 AM   #158
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Hi Brom
The '39 is getting at this moment a 59A or an 8BA as Wayne has both at hand, and he still is not firm on which one yet. But Wayne has big plans on a new French flathead for it just as soon as he commits to it.

My 40 will get a flattie also, still yet to decide which one, but more likely a late model one..
Checked on you 32 Vicki, build also...... very nice


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Old 11-03-2015, 11:49 PM   #159
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Look what I scored !!!!!
1939 Ford Australia badge...
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:28 PM   #160
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Both B pillar areas on Wayne's '39, where the door female dove strikers are, where damaged, so we simply robbed a 4 door pillar of these areas and grafted them in, problem fixed.....


Now for just a little trim and final weld up
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