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Bodywork on the tubs today. I can't do much with replacing the metal for the bed floor because I haven't received my weld through primer yet, so I straightened the tubs out and added some patches to the rust holes. Not the prettiest, but these will be coated in undercoating underneath and Lizardskin up top plus carpet, so I didn't grind the welds completely flat. I left a little extra meat for strength.

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I had a whopping one day off, so I didn't get a ton done. I sprayed some weld through primer and cut out a little more rust. I got some carpet samples in the mail from stockinteriors as well.

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Weekly update. Metal is replaced, weld through primer sprayed, and tubs reinstalled. In hindsight, I would definitely use some panel bond to put the tubs back in rather than welding. The metal is hilariously thin. It's so thin that even on my welder's lowest setting, it blows holes in the steel without trying. I reckon I figured out why the factory undercoating is freakishly thick underneath the tubs. I have yet to seal the seams up, but maybe this week I'll leave work at a reasonable hour and get something done.
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Then I scuffed everything and sprayed Tamco DTM primer on all exposed steel. I had planned to brush it, but that didn't have the result I wanted, and I sprayed it instead.
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Beautiful work!
 

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Great work and thorough build. I love seeing this kind of restoration. Dennis
 

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Weekend update. Rust is gone, floors are scrubbed and scuffed, seam sealer is applied, and Lizard Skin sprayed. I've never used the stuff but wasn't impressed after the first coat. After coats 2 and 3, I'm a fan. I'm not sure why they call it black because it's definitely not black.
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"Brushable" seam sealer is, well, not very brushable. I tried but found I got a much better result smearing it with my finger. So go easy on my sloppy application. It's all covered up anyway.
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I've been working a ton, so progress has been slow. I got the windshield rust cut out and replaced, rocker rust cut out, and cowl bodyworked and primed. I was hoping to get the rockers fit up, but that didn't happen this weekend.
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