I have completed the passenger side repairs to a point where it is safe and secure to be able to weld in new outriggers from the chassis to the body inner cills. This is my next goal to be able to secure the body to the chassis and have a rolling car. To be able to complete this task the driver side now needs the body attack treatment.
Picture of the arch cut out ready for the new arch panel to be welded in.
New rear arch tack welded in place. Some more welding is required to complete.
A bit hard to see but here we have the repaired A and B-Post, new inner/outer cill and rear arch panel welded in. The work has been Zinc primered just to protect the metal while the rest of the work is carried out.
Another angle showing the work so far.
Driver side now in for the serious treatment. Inner and outer cill to be removed, rear arch also to be removed. Only the bottom few inches of the front wing will be removed at first. This will enable the new outer/inner cills to be welded in place whilst keeping the wing on for reference prior to the body being welded to the chassis.
Driver's side has had new rear arch, inner and outer cills welded on. Next is the aligning of the body with the chassis and welding on the outriggers to make a fully rolling shell. You can just see (bottom left of picture) the 2" x 2" box section and 3mm thick flat steel that will be used for the outriggers.
There will be no gutter strip and the rear c-pillar vents will be smoothed out - see photos below.