Oh - you have no idea how far gone my poor car really is.
But, I keep seeing everybody's cool cars, and all the parts available through OMS and CJ Pony Parts and keep dreaming of the day when mine looks like the one in my sig pic.
FYI - the piece of angle iron in each pic is actually functional and part of the car. It has a chain that goes down through a hole in the floor pan, in between the straps and the gas tank, and back up on the other side, forming a 'hammock'-like cradle for the tank. I'm not kidding - I couldn't have made this up. Redneck Engineering at its... ummm... finest, I suppose.
(12-09-2010 12:07 AM)72HCODE Wrote: to get a complete trunk floor installed you have to remove the tail light panel by poping all the spot welds. otherwise you need to section the new floor in half and insert it through the trunk lid opening, or through the bottom of the car which will be harder.
with the floor that transparent i would recommend ripping it all out and having a look at the last 3 feet of the frame rails they might be soft, also look at the cross bar that holds the gas tank straps it might be a gonner also.
if you have a trap door and a folding rear seat, save all the rusty metal when you cut it out there are little brackets that hold the feet on the door that the new sheet metal won't have.
throw nothing out.
Hadn't gotten to cleaning everything out of the trunk area yet - I've just been curious during the times I'm not able to work on the car.
I have to pull the tail light panel anyway for a new one, so that's not a problem. Now the area around the trunk seal itself, I'll either have to find a donor car or fabricate some serious patches. Good thing I've got some nice metal tools (welders, cutters, torches, etc.) in a great shop at my disposal.
See my note about the Redneck Gas Tank Hammock above. I don't know for sure how bad the cross-member is, or how bad the after frame rails are - but I'm expecting to replace them as well.
How did my pal put it the other day? "Looks like you've still got a few nice parts to build a new car around." LOL!!