Startin to work on the Clone Runner

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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Postby 71Beeper on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:39 pm

So continuing on - I got a chance to finish welding up the edges of the trunk pan to the inner wheel housings.
With the car on it's side the tuff area's were easier to get to.
This is the passenger side.
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And here's the drivers side.
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If you look closely, you can see a partial part number.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Postby 71Beeper on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:48 pm

And I also tackled that dreaded separated bottom lip on the drivers side. First I cut an access opening in the outer wheel housing to have a look on the other side.
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Looks okay in there.
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So, with the help of a few tools.....
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I was able to close up the gap and put down some plug welds.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Postby 71Beeper on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:55 pm

So, it went from this....
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to this.....
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I think it cleaned up this sill plate line pretty nicely (circled in red).
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Postby Midnight_Rider on Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:32 pm

Good job! :beer:
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Postby dangina on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:32 am

looks good! also what photo hosting site are you using? I gotta change mine over from PB
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Postby Midnight_Rider on Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:37 pm

dangina wrote:looks good! also what photo hosting site are you using? I gotta change mine over from PB


Aplogies, I know you weren't asking me, but it looks like they're just using the forum's 'upload attachment' feature?

But for other sites:
https://screenshot.net/sites-like-photobucket.html

My small local ISP actually allows me a small amount of FTP space that I upload pics to via Filezilla FTP client; may check with yours?. And I always process pics with photoshop's 'save for web' option before uploading, which drastically cuts down on the files size without noticably affecting the image quality. Hope that helps.

P.S. -- sorry OP, for the sidetrack/hijack
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Postby 71Beeper on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:39 pm

You are correct Midnight_rider, I use the forums upload attachment option.
But first I have to resize my photo's.
So after downloading my photo's from my phone to my PC I use the Windows Office picture manager program to resize the pics, so the will work with the forums upload attachment option.
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Re: Startin to work on the Clone Runner

Postby 71Beeper on Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:52 pm

So, moving on.......I started removing the old undercoating in the rear wheel well area.
And look what I find....... :shock:
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More gold paint!
The more I scraped....
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The more I found.
So I tried removing some off the rear frame section - More paint.
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Now about that funny bracket that a previous owner welded on......I have no clue as to why it's there.
Originally I thought it might be there to hold the car down if it's on a car trailer, but then it looks to wimpy to do that. Anyway, I took off as much as I could on the inner wheel housing as I will be putting in new outer ones.
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