I had a few more of the seams in my heat shield welded, and then I ground and blended them.
Last week, I thought I was finished with this thing. It certainly wasn't perfect, but for the first time during this project I called it 'good enough.' No close-ups photos!
Then I tried to fit it back up to the body. I was able to get all 10 screws into the fixture, but it took some serious tugging and most of the screws were really tight. I wasn't able to get more than 6 screws into while it was mounted in the car. Plus it warped quite a bit during the weld process, and I didn't do a great job grinding the welds.
So I cut it up. This fucking piece is killing me. I have been busy with other stuff and haven't been working on the car as much, but I've been working on this thing half of the summer.
I posted this same picture back on July 14... Hopefully my 2nd attempt at making the center section is a little more successful.