Phew, what a day. Today we cut out the old rusty crusty rockers on the Ghia. We spent a good portion of the day drilling out the welds and cutting the outer sheet metal so the rockers and heater channels could be removed. Once all the bad stuff was out of the way, we started fitting the new heater channel in the car and got a pretty good fit on it. You can see in the 4th picture where the new channels will weld up to the wheel house inner brace. Since we didnt have the outer rocker panel we didnt weld anything up on the inner channel. We need to kind of fit all these pieces in to make sure it all fits as it should. Those parts came in about 4;30 today so tomorrow we should be able to get the test fitting complete and start welding in some parts. It was a dirty job but glad things have gone really smoothly.
Posted on September 22, 2015, in 1971 Karmann Ghia, High Performance Finishes and tagged auto body repair, auto body shop, auto paint, Body Filler, body shop, body work, Burlington NC, High Performance Finish, Jmc Autoworx, Karmann Ghia, North Carolina, PPG Paint, rust repair, Volkswagen. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.