The Heat is On!

We apologize that we weren’t able to post this on Friday.  Unfortunately, our internet service was interrupted on Friday morning, and was restored today (Monday) around noon.  Two weekends ago, Reggie made some time for one of his project cars, the patient 1969 2002.  Outside, soft rain fell…inside, hot sparks were about to fly!

Reggie needed to take the seats out and adjust the mounts, as they were kind of cobbled together.  Bring in the angle grinder!

View from behind the rear window.

After grinding away for a few moments, Reggie noticed that some sparks were hitting the passenger side window as well as the windshield.  Fortunately, the spots are very small.  After adjusting the angle at which he was grinding, further damage was avoided.  Whew!

This car’s hood and emblem were given some added texture via Photoshop.

Adds to the vintage look, don’t you agree?

Back to grinding…

These seat mounts were too damaged to salvage.

Just a fun detail shot!

If Reggie wore a camera, this might be his view.

As for new seat mounts, we have a couple of options:

1. We may have original seat mounts that could be used.  In this case, we could install some nice Recaro seats.

2. We (Reggie) could fabricate our own seat mounts and install some great e30 seats.

This was a nice small project to tackle on a Saturday afternoon.

In other news, Reggie has been working on a Bimmer that’s not only street legal, but also fit to drift!  As you can see, the windshield and bits of the interior were removed.

Surprise, surprise!  There is some rust in this car…on the floor pans, the firewall, and below the windshield.

Grinding away the rust on the floor pan on the driver’s side.

On the driver’s side, this  area has been prepped for welding in the patch, which is in the lower left corner.

Here we have the passenger’s side floor pan, rust free and ready for some self-etching primer!

Rust was removed from below the windshield, near the middle. The metal is now nice and smooth.  And it will be even smoother after some stud welding, slide-hammering, and grinding!

Here’s the backside of the same repair, looking out from inside the car.

A little farther down on the driver’s side, more rust was removed.

Self-etching primer was applied to the backside of this same repair.  Reggie was very happy with the welds on these areas.

Rust, watch out, Reggie means business!  You have been warned!

Self-etching primer was applied to give any new paint the sufficient surface needed to properly adhere.

After stud welding, Reggie grinds away the studs and works for a smooth finish.

Stay tuned for more updates later this week!

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