I've got 80mb of memory and need to make space!
My old buddy Mario had acquired a clean 30 coupe,
and bought a repop 32 frame.
as model A's have a flat frame.
After 100's of texts and not helpful pics,
I figured what the hay let's do it.
Lotsa rusty metal cutting,
most of the rear subfloor and notches.
almost a cheater channel,
but basically flush on the sides,
sucked in on the rear and forward ends.
All done right?
The wheel well had gaping holes and no structure.
That's the time to step back and do other stuff,
let the old computer chip make a plan...
A flathead was desired,
so mounts were whittled...
Firewalls were hacked,
bulges were flattened...
then to pinch the inner metal in a bit.
(those little white caterpillar welds)
which gave the rear it's needed support.
There were times when I questioned my sanity.
Why spend all this time on an area covered by a tire!?
The trick is to keep moving forward.
minus the dozen hours I didn't plan.
The good thing is the other side was half the time.
he wanted a lip to lay in wood floor panels.
the first time it had actually worked in 50 years.
since the body would need shims when bolted down.
didn't stay shiny.
of January/February 2016.
preparing for some rattlecan black.
Good ole child labor...
Vega steering box mount,
trimming grille shell to fit,
modding headers to fit,
some crossmember framework to fit the t-5 transmission...
Boring chit of necessity.
Hopefully Mario will get on it soon.