Finally began welding in the new floor pans.
Finally removed the gas tank. Floor frames all look good. Gas tank will be replaced, but the Scott Drake, Stainless Steel, Sending Unit looks as new as it did, two years ago, when I put it in.
Well, all of the small pieces have been sand blasted, using glass bead media. Finally broke down and purchased a blast cabinet. Made the job a lot easier. I really like the finish that the glass bead gives, but it is very slow.
Next up is draining and removing the gas tank. Then sanding down the rest of the car and hopefully getting some primer on it, by early spring.
Just wanted to give an update on the progress. Have been sand blasting the parts. Glass bead is working well, but slow going through old body filler and multiple layers of paint.
Below; Began the Tedious Process of Cleaning Up the Pieces. Started to Media Blast the Components. Decided on Glass Bead, Because I have to Remove Paint and Rust. Was Looking Into Soda Blasting, But Baking Soda Will Not Clean Rust, Just Paint.
My Make Shift Blasting Area Allows Me to Recover Up to 98% of the Media. This is a Major Cost Savings.
Below; Removed Front Bumper Supports and Second 1/2 of Carpet. Began Scrapping Seam Sealer to Expose Rust Issues.
Below; Removed Passenger Side Fender and Hood. Removed the Seats and Interior. Removed back half of the Carpet. Found Weak Metal and a Pin Hole in the Rear Floor Pans. Will Probably Replace both Sides with Full Floor Pans.