March 2003 – Rack and very evil rust

Rack (15 March 2003) It would be nice to have a “rotisserie” to mount the car body on. Such things are do-able, and I’ve seen them around, but I’ve not wanted to invest the time into building such a fancy rotating mount for the car. I suppose it would be nice, but we’ll flip this Read more about March 2003 – Rack and very evil rust[…]

February 2003 – Left floor, wheel well, “fillet” repair

Left floor installed (20 – 22 February 2003) This actually went quite quickly, even though our logs say it took two days. The issue was amount of time spent on each of those days. I set up a fair amount of welding, and Aaron did the welding, for the most part. As I said in Read more about February 2003 – Left floor, wheel well, “fillet” repair[…]

February 2003 – Right floor installed, left sill stiffeners, POR-15 trunk

Through January I did some extra work for some extra cash (for extra parts for the Jag). As a result, I spent very little time in the garage. It has been very cold in North Carolina this winter, and January wasn’t the best time to do much of anything without a good heater. The garage Read more about February 2003 – Right floor installed, left sill stiffeners, POR-15 trunk[…]

November/December 2002 – Left sill, added stiffener, trunk floor

In case you missed it, we had some good pictures of Aaron welding and grinding over the Thanksgiving Holiday. You can review it, if you want. Some of the work reported here was begun over the holiday weekend. It got quite cold on 1 December, and the heater in the Cat Cage was hard pressed Read more about November/December 2002 – Left sill, added stiffener, trunk floor[…]

November 2002 – Ugly hole fixed, car flipped, more nasty rust

An eventful weekend, this was — though not because too many things got done. It was mainly because things changed visually so much. Now when you enter the garage (a.k.a. “The Cat Cage”), you see the bottom of the car, not the top. Of course, this opens up many new possibilities, since the ugly old Read more about November 2002 – Ugly hole fixed, car flipped, more nasty rust[…]

November 2002 – Various small parts

Right Engine-Tranny Cover A previous owner of the car must have been a happy owner of a pneumatic cutting tool, because he made some interesting cuts to gain access to the transmission or the transmission bell housing. It’s not particularly clear what exactly required such invasive and destructive work to be done. I was thinking Read more about November 2002 – Various small parts[…]

November 2002 – Right sill stiffeners, rear bulkhead, some priming

Right Sill Stiffeners After the manufacture and installation of the sill end pieces on the right sill, I installed the front and rear sill stiffeners. These are littlemore than brackets that fit below the door frames — below the “B”-pillar in the rear and below the structure that holds the door hinges. They turn the Read more about November 2002 – Right sill stiffeners, rear bulkhead, some priming[…]

November 2002 – Frame removed

Frame Removed (9 November 2002) The front frame that holds the engine, the front suspension, and the bonnet was removed. Overall it was No Big Deal, though bolts on the left (driver’s) side were rusted tight and had to be drilled off. The heads of the bolts had fused, though the threads apparently are loose. Read more about November 2002 – Frame removed[…]