Second Day at home

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Second Day at home. Took out the Seats and Carpet and begin to see how much rust is on the floor pans.

Still no name. My wife has christened her "Misty".  I'll soon put that thought out of her. You couldn't ask your wife to name your mistress, now would you? I like the name Kristina, but that's my wife's name so I'll have to think of another.(Update! Decided to name her "Natalie", after a certain female actress. Hopefully I'll be encouraged to make sure my car is as beautiful)

These Pics show part of the floor pan with the seats and the carpet removed.   More rust than I thought, but I suppose I better get used to that. It won't really affect the cost much. Mostly more time to weld and get stuff aligned and shored up again. Consider that someone drove this car in this condition. Actually, there is more good floorpan than I thought too.

Notice that there is rust-through in front of the rear tires and way up in front of the drivers feet. I don't think I'll be able to find it all until I take out the dash panel. That's OK, everything is coming out and I'm going to give it a complete metal rebuild and paint. I've found a sandblasting company a couple of miles down the road from where she is parked. The price seems very reasonable for a DIY job. I'll likely strip it down to sheet metal, bake the paint and blast with walnut shell so that I can be sure all metal is sound, and can replace it as needed.

I doubt I'll be able to paint her this summer, but hopefully I'll get her stripped and sealed so I can continue to do the body repair. Paint is just too dang expensive!

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