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    Very nice.
    Sheet metal is definitely an art and it looks like you’ve got it down.
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    Here's a look at my little project....its further along than this picture now too....just need to get the electric windows in and the lights and a few other odds and ends,

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    Excellent fab skills. Looks really nice! I see clecos everywhere and I've been considering getting some. After looking at how well you use them, it is time I started. Holding something in place and tacking it in before you make another piece is a pain in the butt. It makes so much sense now.

    Also- I see a little attachment on your Dewalt drill a few pics back. What is it? Again, great job.
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    Hey there guys, been a while. Lots of work and work travel.
    So that tool is called the Canibble. It goes on your drill and is a nibbler for sheet metal. It works pretty dang good too! The only thing I don't like is all the crescent shape metal bits that go everywhere when you cut.
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    So as usual, I get in over my head sometimes. LOL. I fit up the tail pan to the rear quarters. Fairly easy task actually.
    The trunk lid fits amazing around all of its lines, so I will use that as a point of reference to get this tail pan in place.

    I used a couple pieces of sheet metal and some 1/4" nuts to act as a gapping tool for the tail pan. I tacked the strips to the trunk lid so I simply butt the tail pan to the nuts for a perfect gap!



    Once that was on, I made filler pieces to fill in the gap between the pan and the quarter panels.




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    Man the whole bottom of that thing is going to be new.
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    Nice progress. Keep up the good work!
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    Thanks fellas!

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    When it rains, it pours.
    After pulling the trunk lid, I realized that the lower portion was junk...well, lets cut some more steel out, shall we?!
    I didn't get many pictures of this re work especially before as I was throwing a temper tantrum in having to do more work. LOL!! At least I was able to do this on some saw horses instead of on the floor.
    I started with the outside sheet metal to get the shape and worked my way in. With this, tie rust was due to open holes to allow water and dirt to collect. an inch an d a half was bad, but I cut about 2" of the old out.


    And some new inner workings.





    I had to fit in a new latch for the ole girl too. The old one was just too far gone.

    Ok, that's better. Now onto the trunk floor.

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