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Old 06-21-2017, 08:41 AM   #31
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Good progress the rockers look like they are much more solid now. Did you beef up the jacking points also? Those always seem to deform from use.
Well the pinch seam should be stronger, so that shouldn't deform.
The jacking points have a reinforcement behind the rocker that was still in solid shape, so it should be ok I think.

That does remind me, I have new formed plates in a box somewhere to weld onto the rocker where the car jack is supposed to go. They are a visual indicator more than anything.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:09 PM   #32
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Wow, it's looking great. Would love to restore something on my own some day. Will be following your progress.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:58 AM   #33
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Well, it looks like I'm going to have to re-host my pictures somewhere else and update all of the links due to this photobucket debacle going on...
Sorry folks.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:20 AM   #34
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Still figuring out options, but since I can't go back and edit original posts like some other forums, I might have to start a new thread once I get the pics re-hosted.
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^ Yeah that's a major downside of maxbimmer. I'd like to update a lot of posts in my '02 thread as well, but no dice.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:12 PM   #36
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In the meantime for anyone following this, I'm working on updating the links in my BFC thread with newly hosted pics...

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...ration-Project
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:44 AM   #37
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The best idea for hosting pics in my opinion is getting your own server and hosting them at your ftp. You could grab a good server for like 20$ a year
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:05 PM   #38
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Some pics of the driver's side rocker...same procedure as the passenger side rocker... cut out all of the rusty looking sh!t and clean up the edges...



Then weld in new strip for pinch seam...



Again, fitting up this section of the patch required equal measures of cutting, hammering and patience....




Then fit up the rest of the patch and drill a bunch more holes for plug welds...



Plenty of lonely nights in the shop, but I'm slowly starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel...

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Old 09-20-2017, 10:24 AM   #39
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Next up I tackled the soft frame rails. I started off with wirewheeling the undercoat off and cutting the bottoms out to look inside...



Things looked pretty good inside. After some measurements I went and bought some 1.75" x 0.125" wall square tubing and trimmed it down to the proper height.
It fits inside the frame rail nice and snug...



Glue it down...



Repeat for other side...



A little prime for a good time...



Up next... floor patches. That stuff is easy
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:00 PM   #40
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Ok so floor patches... you've all seen this sh!t before... pretty standard fare on these old salty whips.

After ripping up the ... probably asbestos... insulation/sound deadening off the passenger side floor there was fair amount of glue and west German horse pubes still stuck to the floor, and trying to wire wheel it just smeared it all around so I went and picked up this stuff called "super remover" meant for glue from the hardware store.



It's like a gel, and after letting it sit for a couple minutes the glue came off pretty easily with a scraper and some rags. All cleaned up...



After that, just the regular proceedure... cut back to clean steel... clean the edges...



Cut a patch and glue it down...



Prime it and seam seal it and then repeat for the other hole(s)...



And then repeat for the driver's side...



And then seam seal the pi$$ out of the underside...



Now I can pick the body back up from the factory jack points, get the wood beams out of the way and start working on the engine bay
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Your welds looks pretty good! What is that tig?

Surprising you didn't grind any of the welds down to make it look smooth.
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Your welds looks pretty good! What is that tig?

Surprising you didn't grind any of the welds down to it look smooth.
MIG, I just do tack welds because the steel is so thin it's easy to blow though.

When it's floor patches that are going to be covered by carpet or undercoat I don't bother... it's not going to be a concours car lol
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