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The Bugeye is a "real" car again

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The Bugeye is a "real" car again

Oh she's plenty rough still, but she is at a point where you can actually get in here and drive someplace. I'd probably not go more than a couple zip codes away, but still! She ran well with the new coil, held her oil pressure and temperature within good ranges.

A couple follow-up items from earlier threads;

1) I confirmed the play in the front wheels is at the 12 & 6 o'clock positions, 9 and 3 are solid.

2) Her floors are original still, but it looks like the "dished" portion have been partially banged flat by who knows what over the years. So still a bunch of work to do there but at least I'm not patching someones patch. If anyone knows were to source a driver's side front section of the floor boards please let me know. Seems like a waste to order a full floor board just for the front section, not to mention more expensive.

Driver's side looking back;

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Close up of rot area on driver's front floor, looks like it was caused by a leaking M/C among other things. Hard to see, but the original "dished out" foot well is there still.

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Passenger side. "Dished out" section here has been partially pushed in but the lines are still there.

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Thanks for all of the coaching and support guys - really appreciate it.
 

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Glad to hear it's a car again!
 

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I can almost guarantee the dish is as a result of the car being jacked up with a jack set there. - that's what did it in my car.

Can't help with the floorboard though

actually I can - obsolete automotive seems to have them

https://www.obsoleteauto.com/
 
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JPSmit said:
I can almost guarantee the dish is as a result of the car being jacked up with a jack set there. - that's what did it in my car

Ah, that makes sense. Come to think of it the pushed in area on the passenger side is about the same shape as a jack head.
 

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tdskip said:
JPSmit said:
I can almost guarantee the dish is as a result of the car being jacked up with a jack set there. - that's what did it in my car

Ah, that makes sense. Come to think of it the pushed in area on the passenger side is about the same shape as a jack head.

mine was round as well
 
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