Sunday, December 29, 2013

Floor Pan, Part 2

Let's make the floor pan fit.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Passenger's Side Assembly, Continued

Time to put more of the passenger's side structure together...

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Saturday, December 14, 2013


In my opinion, this is one of the best exchanges of dialogue in any movie ever made:

DOCTOR (coldly): "Frahnkensteen."
IGOR: "You're putting me on."
DOCTOR: "No, it's pronounced 'Frahnkensteen'."
IGOR: "Do you also say, 'Frohderick'?"
DOCTOR: "No, 'Fredrick'."
IGOR: Well, why isn't it 'Frohderick Frahnkensteen'?"
DOCTOR: "It isn't; it's 'Fredrick Frahnkensteen.'"
IGOR: "I see."
DOCTOR: "... You must be Igor."
IGOR: "No, it's pronounced "Eye-gor."
DOCTOR: "But... they told me it was Igor."
IGOR: "Well, they were wrong, then, weren't they?"  (Smirk)
DOCTOR:  "..."

If you haven't seen 'Young Frankenstein', there's something wrong with you.  Or maybe it's me.  But I don't think so.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013


I feel like I amputated an arm and stitched it back on, and it still works.

And it's pronounced, "Frahnkensteen".



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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fixing a Hole

You can see how the A post and firewall are mangled...


Getting better...

Straightening out the post...
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Rust Be Gone

Having removed what seems like the entire passenger's side of the car, it's time to put some of that structure back...


Oh yeah, the rear bulkhead was trashed, too.  So it got fixed.

I straightened the footwell out and cut the rot away, then fixed it too.


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The Tin Worm is Hungry

Mmmm.  Take a look at what the Midwest does to a car built when the word 'rustproofing' meant 'put a bunch of Waxoil on it'.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cutting Out the Rot

It's amazing what doing a task can teach you about doing it again.  It took me three weekends to gut the driver's side, and only half a day to gut the passenger's side.  I went even further this time as there was really nothing left holding the passenger's side A pillar to the car... so it came out too.

Boy, I hope I remember where it goes.


More pics of how much I have to do on the underside...


Out comes the floor pan.



Whoo, man.  Look at that rust.  Oh wait, you can't see it... it's rusted away!  Thanks, Wisconsin.

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