Continuing on with the floorboards I started grinding down the welds. I started off using a grinding wheel in the angle grinder but had better luck with a flap disk.
Category: Body work
Floorboard patch welding
Time to weld! Got to say I am really nervous about this. I practiced a little more on the bits I cut out of the floorboard.
Driver’s side floorboard patch
I am still waiting on seam sealer before I weld in the passenger side floorboard so I decided to start on the driver’s side. This is actually a lot worse than the passenger’s side. There is still some solid steel between the holes but putting two patches in seems like more work than just doing one big patch. As before I started with locating lines. I also crawled under the car and relocated the clutch cable, fuel lines, and brake lines away from the patch area.
First welds on the floor patch
Enough procrastination. Time to weld the floor patch. Here is my first practice piece. It took me a while to work out the right settings and technique. The circled one is pretty good.
Passenger floorboard patch
I have been procrastinating on welding over the holes in the Jeepster’s floorboards but today I had a day free and decided to go for it. Of course it was 90° out so it was a long hot day. Did I mention I don’t know much about metal work or welding?
Splash apron and bumper back on
Saturday I decided to get the Jeep put back together. Splash apron looks like it has leprosy but at least is not rusting as fast.