- Local time
- 7:50 AM
- Feb 7, 2021
- Reaction score
- Lynnwood WA
Looks like my axles will not be here until Tuesday next week.
In the mean time, I welded up the transmission tunnel. To keep it from warping, I welded it with tons of little spot welds. It looks like crap, but it is solid, and I used a light to find any small holes that hadn't been fully welded.
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Some time in the future I will grind it smooth and make it look nice, but (1) it is under the carpet and console so it won't be seen, and (2) below is what my car looks like only a few days before we are scheduled to leave.
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Notice the bright light in the upper right. Just like on the driver's side, I found rust on the passenger side in the wheel well. I went after it to get rid of all the rust, but that has left me a gaping hole. Time to get out the welder and start welding pieces of metal back in to repair it.
Sigh. This car really IS a RoadKill....
These cars are never really done, and that’s part of the challenges that keep us going because we are hooked.