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74 Cuda Restroration - From Below the Bondo to Daily Driver

Zell

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Great job! By the way I really like the original color. Are you going to go with a different color?
Thanks @BriceRoad the original color was Sienna but it's had a few close repaints. I'm going for Vitamin C orange. I've thought about burnt orange as well.
 

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Finally got the tank mounts welded to the floor pan then started in on the floor pan and frame rail extension. The rear of the floor pan/frame rail extension are in and the floor pan is welded half way up the rails.

Tank mount straps finally in. I welded from the mount to the floor pan.
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Drilling out the holes for the rear frame rail panel just before final reassembly.

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Welding in the frame rail panel and floor pan to the tail light panel and the frame rails:

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Finally got the tank mounts welded to the floor pan then started in on the floor pan and frame rail extension. The rear of the floor pan/frame rail extension are in and the floor pan is welded half way up the rails.

Tank mount straps finally in. I welded from the mount to the floor pan.
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Drilling out the holes for the rear frame rail panel just before final reassembly.

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Welding in the frame rail panel and floor pan to the tail light panel and the frame rails:

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Very nice work :thumbsup: . You have those spot welds dialed in perfectly!.
 

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Thanks @moparlee 👍 I was happy with the way those turned out - I'm a tall guy and had to fold like a pretzel to get some of those in the far corner (one arm in the trunk, the other through the tail light panel).
 

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Today the rest of the floor pan was welded in. I cut the inner fender wells out so that I use clamps to hold the floor pan flat to the rails.

Next up - inner fender wells and the quarter panels.

Cutting the inner fender wells and clamping the pan from the sides.

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The welds connecting the floor pan to the middle floor pan. I used self-tapping screws to hold the two floor pans together and pull the surfaces together.

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Floor pan welded in - I figured I would grind down the welds while more metal is on the way.

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