41 Cadillac Progress


The household purchased me the 41 Cadillac rocker panels ( inside & outer) for Christmas which can be the final items I wanted to get the physique able to put it again on the body and begin incorporating the 07 ground pans.

The physique able to go on body.

41 Cadillac Progress

 That is the within of the rear of the left rocker earlier than putting in the substitute .

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 Inside entrance of left rocker after substitute is put in.

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 The outer left rocker was broken on the underside half so  I made a decision to make my lower under the door jams to ensure the doorways would match.  Image #1 & 6 reveals the left rocker full.

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 The suitable rocker had extra injury than the left that required a part of the door sill get replaced.

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 The subsequent 5 photos present the quantity of injury that the precise rocker had; the rocker panels on this automotive, help the physique and all 6 physique mounts are welded to the rockers.

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 The substitute rockers have been straight and the physique is curved, that required cuts each 3″ on the flanges, each inside and outer, to kind the curve wanted.

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 A whole lot of welding however there was no different approach for me to cope with it as I’ve no forming instruments or rollers. The rotisserie is device each one that has to work on the underside of a automotive ought to have.

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 That is one in every of two physique mounts I made and an authentic, that’s the mannequin, to interchange those the had rusted off.

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 Proper rocker accomplished apart from the grinding of the welds.

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 A superb image of how helpful the rotisserie is to get on the work. The physique dolly and all of the braces are nonetheless in place.

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 Physique faraway from rotisserie and on dolly with rear ground pan going again in.

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 Rear ground pan in place however no welded so rear finish meeting, that bolts to it, could possibly be fitted.

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 Rear finish meeting bolted to ground pan that wanted to be adjusted by utilizing ratchet straps to drag it again into place.

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 The entrance ground pan and fireplace wall had been beforehand match,  however nonetheless required extra reducing  to get it into alignment with the body physique mounts.

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 Ground pans are about the identical stage because the door sills and can want just a bit adjustment to get them connected.

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 Subsequent step is to make extension plates from ground pans to door sills and weld the in place.

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