Dave stopped out this weekend to bend a piece on the stretcher. He's working on a similar project, welding floors into his '67 F100.
I started making pieces for the passenger side b-pillar transition.
After a little bit of welding and grinding:
Now I decided to patch a section with pop rivets rather than welding. When I started this project, this is the quality level I was shooting for - scab in some scraps with rivets and tack welds until the holes are filled with minimal effort. Well you see how it turned out... but I forced myself to take the low road on this patch. At least I used 304 stainless steel so it won't corrode!
I found an exact match for the color of the truck! Every word on this can suggests it will be perfect.
I pushed it outside and wiped down all of the new metal.
I also made a new fuel tank bracket, since the original was toast. I folded this up from a piece of 16ga steel using the shear, brake, and some tubing on the press to make the dimple.
I reinstalled the gas tank, seat and doors.
Now I just have to wire in a horn and get it inspected!