On 6-2 to 6-3, 2011 we had a mini meet at Ron Lile's house.
Well, mebbe not a mini-meet, maybe a MICRO meet. Just me and Ron...LOL.
First we pulled the body from my Merc that he is chopping the top on and put it on a rotisserie:
We spent some time examining the mess and noting the areas that needed work. We found a lot of them.
We did so some metal shaping.
My Merc needed a patch here in the recess due to thinning metal and a number of pinholes and rust thru's:
So I cut out some plywood and made a hammer form:
Then we clamped it down and beat the metal into submission:
Ron used a torch to get the metal to have a little more give:
After it was removed from the form the edges were straightened:
Ta-da..... a patch panel!
We made 3 more pieces to move the Merc further toward being fininsed.
Then we pulled the motor from his Galaxy:
And a good time was had by all!
Some sneak peaks of his speedster progress: