Preparing the frame

Posted by admin November 16th, 2008

When I recieved the car it had been sitting outside in the elements for a number of years.  The frame hadn’t been properly rust proofed so it was in bad shape.  Once all the suspension and transmission had been removed, the body was lifted off so the work could begin.

The Frame with the body removed.

The Frame with the body removed.

The frame showing the rust

The frame showing the rust

The frame was flipped over to get the underside.

The frame was flipped over to get the underside.

This section was rusted out.  The rusted metal was cut out an new steel was welded in.

This section was rusted out. The rusted metal was cut out an new steel was welded in.

The section removed and remaining metal rust proofed.

The section removed and remaining metal rust proofed.

New metal tack welded in.

New metal tack welded in.

The new metal welded into place.

The new metal welded into place.

This process of replacing metal was repeated on a few other sections that needed to be replaced.

Painted silver.  I debated the frame black, but wanted a higher tech look.

Painted silver. I debated the frame black, but wanted a higher tech look.

The frame was finished except the front nose.  Th metal there was really rusted and the welds done by the previous owner looked horrible.  I had ordered a couple of new pieces of steel that I would weld in there.

Almost finished but right side up.

Almost finished but right side up.

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