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Rayatswan
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They look great, No idea how many someone would use, just send what you think I will need. Cheers


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I sent over 6, that should be plenty.


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Got the transmission tunnel welded in and the right side floor pan prepped for welding in











Tacked the floor pan in place, I have found the convertible seat platform no longer fits due to the transmission tunnel being raised to fit the T56
Thats a 25mm copper hammer head between the floor and seat pan





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Did you have to bend that cross over seat riser to fit it? Reason I ask is that it should only fit the lower height tunnel if sitting on the inner rocker.

If it has been massaged to fit, then I would imagine the seats would now not be parallel.

Maybe now it needs to be cut as it rises in the center and have sections added. The underside pans (if you use them & I would highly recommend) would allow a center x bar that would also be a drive shaft loop.


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Hi Kerry, that's what I intend to do, add sections to it. These replacement parts are crap, even if the tunnel was in the original position it still wouldn't fit.
The floor pan is hard up against the inner rocker and the seat pan is 3/4 of an inch shy of the floor at the rocker panel, either the rocker panel is too deep or the seat pan is too shallow, either way I will make it fit.


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I always lap weld the floor edges to the torque box to not only add strength, but seal it at the same time.



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You can see the weld in this picture (from "Ozbilt's last build for a client ) ....

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Thanks for the Tip Kerry, I will lap weld as you suggested. If I can get my work 1/4 as good as yours I will be happy.


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BTW, the floors in my picture were fully welded underneath while on the rotisserie. Prevents moisture getting in that lap join and rusting it out. I just seal the top as water should not be getting inside the car.

Reality, the chances of these cars getting wet is minimal at worst (Mrsozbilt's Mach1 excepted Embarrassed )


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I intended to fully weld inside and out on the floor and torque Box's etc when the car is strong enough to put onto a rotisserie, keep giving me tips please because I am sure to miss something, cheers


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Welding both edges of a lap weld is of no advantage in terms of strength. Fully weld underneath and seal the top. Welding both sides can actually promote rust because of moisture entrapment. All the weld through primer in the world will not stop that from happening.

I used to get my students to perform all differing types of weld joining. Then we pulled the welds apart with a Porto power equiped with a pressure gauge.

The strongest by far was the lap weld. Welding both edges of the lap had no gain in strength at all.

Surprisingly, a butt weld using no filler rod (meaning no introduction of a dissimilar metal) usually came second in terms of strength.

All this was using the Oxy/acetylene, MIG and TIG welding mediums.


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Sounds fair Kerry, I will check with my engineer and see what he wants.


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Floor welded in and started modifying the floor pan to fit

















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Looks good!
Did you put a straight edge across from sill to sill and measure your seat risers to make sure they are straight?


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