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Old 04-11-2018, 10:38 PM   #581 (permalink)
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Photos on pages 1 and 2 restored so far. More when I get time...

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Photos up through the middle of page 6 restored. I can't update other people's posts though, so there are holes.

I'll work on more as time permits.

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Old 04-12-2018, 03:08 PM   #582 (permalink)
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I finally got out in the garage today. Sunny and warm-ish outside, but very windy. I finished fabricating the bridge plates that will go between the Firebird rocker panels and the Prius v rocker panels. That old Whitney hole punch got a real work-out. Each bridge plate is measured to fit at a specific location along each side. They need to be short segments due to the various contours that Toyota formed into the rocker panels of the Prius v. Unfortunately is was too windy to spray any cleaner or primer today.



I will try to maximize my time in the garage over the next couple of days. I'm starting a new job on Monday, and I don't know how that will effect my time afterward.

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Old 04-13-2018, 07:36 PM   #583 (permalink)
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Milestone Alert!

The Firebird body is now welded to the Prius v chassis along the side rocker panels. I have some clean-up of the welds still to do, but it is now one car instead of two halves. Interior and underbody welds will be next.




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Old 04-14-2018, 09:59 AM   #584 (permalink)
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Woohoo, progress! Must feel good.
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Big step - congrats!

PS: this must mean you could now conceivably drive it without the body sliding off...
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Big step - congrats!

PS: this must mean you could now conceivably drive it without the body sliding off...
More to the point, it can be transported to another state on a trailer without the body sliding off. Odds are rising that it might happen before the planned move in 2020.

And yes, I can re-mount the Firebird's driver's seat, reattach the steering column, and reinstall all of the electronics at any point and drive it if I get the urge.

I am thinking the next two steps are to complete any welds around the driver's floor and create the extended intermediate steering shaft. That will open up options in case life takes an unusual turn in the coming year.

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Slow progress today once some chores were out of the way. Removed all of the surface rust and weld splatter on last weekend's welds. Then I proceeded to empty out my last remaining can of Eastwood Rust Encapsulator on the weld areas. An order for more plus other supplies I will need was placed immediately. Tomorrow I hope to move to another area inside the car that won't require the same supplies.




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