Two years is a long time to wait plan and ponder but here I am seeing what has for so long seemed like something consigned to some later date. Bill, old friend and recently arrived shop mate agreed to have a go at welding the floors into the SS. I had a floor set I bought from Wolf last year and yesterday they finally saw some action.
An even bigger step back reminds us just how without floors this car was. Hydraulic press support plates do double duty as weights to keep things in place during welding. Tension from forcing the metal into place will make it strong.
Wow, you could support a chair on this. Transmission tunnel needs doing, dimples are where the center support bearing will eventually be screwed to. Need to install the drive shaft and line things up before we get that far.
There you have it. Floors going in is kind of the first step into a larger world of making the body right. It still has a headlight to weld in, rust to repair in the rockers, rust to repair in the trunk and some dents, but no one is perfect and when this one is all welded up it will be more perfect than most.
Can I count hours I didn’t personaly spend? I am paying for them aren’t I so heck yeah! 7 hours down -oops, 9 hours down if you include 2 undocumented hours I spent on the rear end Monday evening. 887 hours to go.