Thursday, May 7, 2015

Closing Time

Here's the closing panels that fill in the gap between the trunk and the back of the rear fender (wing!).  These always rust away; no wonder, since they catch all the crud coming off the rear wheels (wheels!).


Here's the trunk floor, from the southern hemisphere.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

It Fits!

Folks, installing the trunk floor was not at all easy.

Never mind how bulky it is.  There's no way to wedge it in there in one piece without removing the braces that basically hold the bottom of the trunk to the car.  And I didn't want to do that; I'd never get it back together properly.  The best way would be to remove the entire rear body panel of the car first.  However, I had no confidence I would get things to line up again.  So I cheated.  It was hung up on one corner (driver's front), so I gritted my teeth and bent the panel up and out of the way enough to get it in place.  I was able to straighten the bend and you can't even tell, in my opinion.

Anyhow, it fits.

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