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    Even more progress - the Prefect

    With a little help from a friend, I finally got the rear apron installed and most of the related body work done. This has really held me up a long time. I had been crushed by a DPO, I think by using the jack shelf (shown in the photo below) as a jacking point. With no room to work, I decided to remove it for bench repair then cut away the bottom (seriously damaged) half for new metal. You can get an idea of the condition of some of the metal in the photo with it removed. With the apron gone I was able to repair the rusty floor of the shelf. Anyway, without too much detail, the bench repair didn't work on the apron so we eventually reinstalled the top half for stability then added the bottom with it in the car. I still have a lot of grinding to do and it will require some filler, of course. That MIG welder really is a life saver.
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    Re: Even more progress - the Prefect

    Nice work! Shut lines look really good.
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    Re: Even more progress - the Prefect

    It's looking good.
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    Re: Even more progress - the Prefect

    Finally got a little time off from the Model A to work on the Prefect again. Got that lower apron finished and ready for paint then started on the boot lid. There were a couple of cracks so I knew it had some bondo. In sanding and grinding it down, I found a whole lot more filler than I guessed. This photo shows the extent of it although it doesn't show the depth of up to a half inch in places. Of course this is a double panel so I cut the inner panel out, a quarter at a time, to get access from behind. Looks like it was hit in the lower half of the lid. Notice the sides of the boot have already been straightened some. the upper left is where the original tail light would have been and it got hit probably at the same time. The upper right is almost undamaged.
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    Re: Even more progress - the Prefect

    looking good!
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    Re: Even more progress - the Prefect

    Very nice work!

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