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PostSubject: Rust repair about to start   Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:43 am

So this coming Tuesday it's down to the nasty and dirty rust issues. As you can see "Rose" needs a little helping hand, so a friend of mine is coming over next week to replace three floor pans and the complete trunk floor. In addition the trunk lid's lip is not looking so hot either, so it will be replaced with fresh metal. Drip rails in the trunk needs replaced in a couple of spots as well, so let's git'r'done! Here's some nasty "before" photos...enjoy!











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PostSubject: Re: Rust repair about to start   Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:43 am

I think the floor is not the biggest problem. Control supports and reinforcements of the structure.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust repair about to start   Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:21 am

Agreed, the structural integrity of the car is of utmost importance, so we're doing small cutouts, and one floor board insert at a time. The trunk floor comes in two pieces as well, so I feel there's no need for bracing the vehicle. The frame, doors and trunk lid are still on the car keeping the structural strength intact. However, if this was a convertible I probably would have added a few measures.
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PostSubject: Re: Rust repair about to start   Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:34 pm

Finally got the mig welder back so here are some updated photos. Trunk floor is cut out and the new floors is being prepped for installment. Welding starting tomorrow (hopefully). Also removed the rear bumper as I have a Star Chief parts car with a straight bumper waiting in the wings.













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PostSubject: Re: Rust repair about to start   Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:24 am

At this point all I can say is WOW! And WHEW!
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PostSubject: Re: Rust repair about to start   Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:41 pm

The 1st trunk board is in, and today my buddy picked this parts car in Utah for me. It's a Star Chief Sedan with Title for $400, so this is the bumper I've been talking about which will go on my Catalina Coupe. Lots of other goodies left as well, so I can't wait to get my hands on it!



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PostSubject: Re: Rust repair about to start   Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:01 am

Disassembling the Star Chief parts car



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PostSubject: Re: Rust repair about to start   Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:11 am

Slowly but surely the Catalina is getting rejuvenated, almost done with the rust repair moving forward little by little...


Drip rails taken from the StarChief parts car
























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