Quality custom & restoration sheet metal work & repair
Floor section weld in looking thru where quarter section was removed.
The welds were ground down but not finished to keep it in the owners current budget. That's it for now the owner plans to bring the 55 back when they have more funds to finish of this part & continue on with more work. its ready for another 100k miles. It was painted with rust preventative paint on all of the new bare metal.
The front fender lower bolt broke off so a new cage nut was installed with fender still on the car.
Both left & right rear floor braces needed repair & the left side needs more work then the right.
Final fit check for the rocker & weld in place.
Rocker sill getting welded in.
Quarter patch pained with rust preventative paint.
The rotten section was removed then the new patch was trimmed to size then welded in & welds ground smooth
1955 Chevrolet 2 DR general rust repair.
Inside the floor area under the rear seat.
Tack welded in place.
The after market panel tack welded then fully welded in.
While wating for repo parts it was time to remove the right side brace. it is not as bad as the left side
Working out the fitment issues with the aftermarket piece
The inside rocker sill patch & the floor patch welds ground
After removing the rear brace outer section it realy opens up the rust issues
The left side quarter under lower 12 inches is a bondo rust thru sculpture.
More repair work needed to the underside.
A patch was made for the rear floor rot thru.
The rear left floor pan will be replaced.
The door gap is pretty close some adjustments will be made later.
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Left side body support being installed.
The patch will go in here.
The rear floor brace sections were painted with rust preventative paint
The left lower front quarter section will be replaced & this is what was cut out.
Floor to inner structure section was made.
The old rusted section trimmed out.
A repair section was made for the inner rocker.
Right floor brace installed.
The in shop made inner rocker sill is fully welded in now & painted with rust preventative paint
Not looking so good behind the left quarter a repair section will be made.
Final fit of the quarter patch
The rear sub frame was derusted then painted with rust preventative paint.
Inside of the quarter painted with rust preventative paint.
The front seat will have new mount brackets made
The wheel tub also needed a small patch.
The quarter panel fully welded after this.
Just a little more finish grinding to the welds.
All the welds ground smooth & clean both top & underside for a clean finish.
The owner has had this car since 1984 its his daily driver & has lots of miles on it
The front seat mounts were relocated & the old flimsy mount removed the rear is now bolted to the floor & the seat sits in the same location & height as when it came in.
Rear floor patch welded & ground from the top side.