Those good ole Shade tree repairs ,lets see them !

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I was pulling the cowl top off a very rusty 64 1/2 ,this is what i find for the air vent replacement for driver side under the cowl . That is only the start ,lets see the lovely repairs you have found !
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You say the rear frame rails were rotted away ,no problem ,just make new ones ...hey ,they look great! So that laid back shackle is supposed to make for a smoother ride ,now why didnt i think of that?
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A little sheet metal missing from the floor you say ,a nice flat piece of sheet metal will do the job ! You dont even need to remove the old rotted piece ,just lay it over the old rotted out piece . Cant weld you say ? A few screws and a couple of pop rivets and you are good to go !
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A little sheet metal missing from the floor you say ,a nice flat piece of sheet metal will do the job ! You dont even need to remove the old rotted piece ,just lay it over the old rotted out piece . Cant weld you say ? A few screws and a couple of pop rivets and you are good to go !
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Pop rivets rock! At least until a tire delaminates, beats the panel and breaks the rivets.
 

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I was pulling the cowl top off a very rusty 64 1/2 ,this is what i find for the air vent replacement for driver side under the cowl . That is only the start ,lets see the lovely repairs you have found !
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I...don't understand this at all, I mean, to install that you would have to remove the upper cowl. Why in the world would you not just patch this? Even if you had to make a sheet metal collar from scratch because you didn't have the piece. That makes no sense at all.
 
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They did it from the bottom ,i guess a plastic bucket was a lot easier than welding in a new cowl patch ,and this was only done a few years ago so there was patches . You wouldnt believe some of the patch work ,where there was no metal at all left they simply added sheets of metal or built it up with fiberglass
 

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,lets see the lovely repairs you have found !


Here is one repair from recently, '31 Ford...

Wheel well has a galvanized patch brass tacked on top of whole wheel well to cover the damage.
Already cut some off as I tried to remove it.
Fire is where I heated the brass to get it to pop loose.
Bottom is supposed to hang down 2.5 inches to cover/attach to the the green floor pan frame.
The floor rotted and everything that touched it is rotted off.
Green pan is from a sedan and not quite right for this body but close enough to make work.


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Grandpas chitty patch and enthusiasm saved this car for the next generation, just as my repairs will save it for the next also.
2 piece repair, simple side I made on buddies brake. Repaired bottom of B pillar also. Now both can 'bolt' to pan.
Ford used hot rivets and I want it serviceable.
That patch was shiny new metal when I started then it flashed instantly.
Everything rots in the jungle...

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