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prom8n
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Rusted away wheel wells, need resto help. Reply with quote

Slowly restoring a '73, working on the real wheel wells, specifically the wall / bulkhead ahead of the wheels, behind the seats. Mostly rusted away, trying to replicate or at least repair the area.

Body is off and flipped upside down, so access is great. Using 20-gauge and wire feed welder. The original heavy brackets for seat belts and the mounts to the chassis are still there but not much else.

Anybody have pictures of this area NOT rotted away? Going for strength and rigidity, not appearance.

Many thanks.
Paul R.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Rusted away wheel wells, need resto help. Reply with quote

Parts cars are readily available. I would just get a do or section.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:57 am    Post subject: Re: Rusted away wheel wells, need resto help. Reply with quote

You do need to go to our website to see the repairs we have done on Things that are rusted away http://kubeltreffen181.com
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