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Huge chassis milestone this weekend

PostPost by: 74Twincam » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:05 pm

Just have to exhale my huge sigh of relief-

Normally I'm asking questions here but today I have to share my progress from this past weekend, repairing a rusty section on my frame. For me, this was a big project in terms of leap of faith, as I took the cutting wheel to my original chassis and cut the rectangular section out for replacement.
After sweating about it for a few days, I was finally able to get the nerve up to cut the frame, size and fit the patch panel, and then weld and grind to the finished result. I measured and made up the 90-degree bent patch panel beforehand, and cut the opening to fit. I'm a novice welder and this was a great success.

Thank you to those of you who've done this as well, shared your experiences and encouraged me to try it- I am very glad I did! Next up, paint and reassembly!
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RChassis2.jpg and
After weld and grinding
RChassis1.jpg and
RChassis3.JPG and
What I started with, pitted with holes, after media blasting
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:26 am

Excellent!
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:38 am

Well done! Nice job :D
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PostPost by: John Larkin » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:24 am

Well done!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:00 pm

Mazzini wrote:Well done! Nice job :D


+1 :D :D :D
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:53 pm

Excellent. Props for taking on a challenge. Said by someone without welding skills in the bag. :D

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