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Trimmed the front door posts ,the roof brace and some of the passenger side ,i even blew out that butchered up floor...then i had to split wood for the fire place :nonono:
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Would it be a good idea for me to spray some rust converting primer in that area where the roof meets the windshield post (or anywhere else it meets the roof support structure)? I imagine mine probably looks a lot like that under there. No rust through anywhere, though.
 
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horse sence

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These front floor patches were pop riveted in .
Still have a bit of trimming left ,then blast the areas that will be hidden ,then i can start on the new sheet metal ...it will not be pop riveted in !
 

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Would it be a good idea for me to spray some rust converting primer in that area where the roof meets the windshield post (or anywhere else it meets the roof support structure)? I imagine mine probably looks a lot like that under there. No rust through anywhere, though.
Yes ,i spray epoxy in every place i can ,of course with the roof and quarters off i can blast all those places first
 

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I suggest adding torque boxes and convertible rockers/floorpan/upper and lower seat pans while you are there....at least if you want more rigidity. Looking good so far.
 

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I had an old snap on welder that could make plug welds look like spot welds ,it was a muffler welding unit and i loved that thing ,i would like to find another one ,the Miller i have doesnt really turn down low enough for sheet metal ,but i have learned to deal with it ...most of the time !
 

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I always find plug welding results tend to be better as long as you aren't using the gimmicky "weld-thru primer" panels. I hate when I have no option but those in the desired brand....for instance, I had to get the outer wheelhouses and front fender aprons in weld-thru because I wanted Dynacorn and couldn't find any offerings that weren't weld-thru...I don't like them because they always make the weld spatter more for no reason...there is no such thing as "weld-thru" primer or paint...if the weld penetrates, the coating burns off, plain and simple and even if it didn't...its still primer...primer doesn't protect metal much better than bare metal
 
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I always find plug welding results tend to be better as long as you aren't using the gimmicky "weld-thru primer" panels. I hate when I have no option but those in the desired brand....for instance, I had to get the outer wheelhouses and front fender aprons in weld-thru because I wanted Dynacorn and couldn't find any offerings that weren't weld-thru...I don't like them because they always make the weld spatter more for no reason...there is no such thing as "weld-thru" primer or paint...if the weld penetrates, the coating burns off, plain and simple and even if it didn't...its still primer...primer doesn't protect metal much better than bare metal
I'm far from a skilled welder, but I have to agree. I think the only reason it's "weld-thru" is because the coating is simply conductive enough to allow the arc to take place. It still has to actually burn the coating off to get a good weld.

My Hobart is a nice welder, but I definitely have the best results when I make a point of getting the base metal squeaky clean.
 
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Yep ,the weld through is worthless ,it will rust . The best welds are perfectly clean metal . I really hate it when the new part is powder coated ,cant hardly grind it clean or weld it ,when you do weld the gasses will kill you .
Best bet is to epoxy prime everything when finished welding .
 
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02 281 GT

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Sand blasted and primered ,time to level it and square it . The floor will be the first thing to go in
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A little something i learned a long time ago ,pad this sucker before you do any work inside ,it will slice you and dice you
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I think I definitely want to get another car to try my hand at a conversion in the future. I like the seeing the date codes you find on original stampings like that door post.

Must be nice putting in a new floor with no roof to get in the way, huh?