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Old 07-05-2017, 02:46 PM   #421 (permalink)
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Bill I have actually looked at your build that you have posted on PriusChat, it lets me look at everything without subscribing.

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Old 07-05-2017, 05:53 PM   #422 (permalink)
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:12 PM   #423 (permalink)
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:28 PM   #424 (permalink)
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It's supposed to be a Hazy/Hot/Humid weekend coming up, with scattered showers throughout Saturday and Sunday. Welding in long pants and long sleeves is out of the question. Not sure what progress I can make in that weather, but we will see...

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Roofer coming to the house tomorrow for some storm repairs. Bonus time off for me since the weather is supposed to be nice. Fingers crossed that I'll get something done in the garage to make up for the wash-out weekend just passed.

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Well, I got a little time in the afternoon to play in the garage after going to fetch more sheet metal from the supply store. I got the beginnings of the LH and RH pockets fabricated where the front fenders bolt to the firewall.




At the moment, they are held in place with right angle magnets. I'll weld them on this coming weekend.

You may be wondering what these pockets are for. They ensure that where the fenders bolt on are on the exterior of the car. They also need to be big enough for my big hands to get to the bolts to tighten them. The firewall area has three different zones that must be isolated from each other: engine area, interior space and cowl ventilation space. These must be sealed from each other if I am to ride with the windows up and top up without gassing myself with engine fumes, or drenching my legs under the dash with rain water. On this project the Prius Denso A/C unit is actually in front of the Firebird firewall so things get a little convoluted in there!

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Hmmm...

Now I'm glad I didn't weld the new brackets on yesterday. I was looking at an old photo from last year when the body was on the chassis and noticed that there is a Prius v corner brace protruding into the area. Time for a design modification on Saturday!




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Today I completed fabricating the modified fender bolt pockets for both the left and right sides. (Left side shown below.)







Afterward I wire brushed all of the paint, rust and filler off of the immediate area on the firewall. Tomorrow if all goes well it all gets welded into place..

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Fabrication welding and installation welding of the fender bolt pockets completed.




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Nothing photogenic this past weekend. Awaiting more welding supplies. Cleaned up around the garage to give myself more space. Also was at a large Pontiac show on the weekend and bought some needed trim pieces. On to this coming weekend!

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