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.
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.
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?
I used the welder in anger for the first time today. This is not really about the Jeepster but since rust repair is about to become my focus it is at least a little interesting. What we are looking at here is the brake band for my 1967 Simplicity lawn tractor. I bought this almost 30 years ago for $50. I then put about $150 in bearings and parts into it and have been mowing and plowing with it ever since.