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More rust than car (restoration?)

First fiat, first thread, first time hacking up a car, here we go.
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Re: More rust than car (restoration?)

This has been a project since about... February? So this is an up to speed of sorts, hope to post regularly after this. I rigged up a frame from old pallets and affixed it with brackets that attach to the front and rear bumper mounts. It is astonishingly light, could almost flip it over by myself.
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Looks ok, until i started peeling off the old undercoat.
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Re: More rust than car (restoration?)

That looks like it probably needs most of the floor pan replacing with the ammount of rust
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New steel! Replaced the passenger side jack point and rear floor bubble. I decided against beating out a round or buying the (1000$!!) floor pan. So i'm just winging it.
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Looking really good. You've got some great sheet metal and welding skills.
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So I wanted a sheet metal brake for the crossmember and other strut pieces. But I can't find a brake long enough for less than a small fortune, and they're HEAVY. So I made one!
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Quote Originally Posted by Lgabb View Post
Looking really good. You've got some great sheet metal and welding skills.
Nah, I just pick good camera angles like the pornstars.
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Not sure if anyone is still listening but i've got the passenger frame rail cut, bent and installed. the red stuff is primer.
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Re: More rust than car (restoration?)

Greatt metal work allthrough the floor pan looks borderline beyond repair myself hopefully you will be able to patch it well enough
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Greatt metal work allthrough the floor pan looks borderline beyond repair myself hopefully you will be able to patch it well enough
I'll fabricobble something for it.
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