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Master Welder Resto Dudes Opinions Needed On Repairs

Hi Pelicans,

I just got my 1972 911T back from the stripper and all of the terrible previous work is front and center. There is a lot of work that needs to be done on this car before it is even close to paint. But I read somewhere to just focus on one area at a time and that is what I'm going to do. So, the first area to focus on is the front. As you can tell it has had a newer front clip welded in right in front of the shock mounts. I will let the quality of the work (or lack there of) speak for itself.

Goals:

1. Replace front Latch Panel so I can fit the original long hood and get rid of multiple holes drilled
2. Replace the front pan area where multiple holes have been drilled
3. Repair 8" x 2" cut out area on right side of gas tank cut out
4. Re-do poor workmanship welded in attachment areas where new clip meets old

Questions:

1. Can the poor workmanship areas be repaired and how?
2. What order should I tackle this project with regards to Front Pan (should I buy the half pan) and the Front Latch?
3. How do I get out the existing pan? Should I just cut out the section I want to replace?

Front Latch Panel:



Front Inner Latch Panel, note holes drilled into Pan



Right Outer Wheel Well



Right Inner Bonnet and 8" x 2" cut out area to right left of gas tank cut out area



Right Under Wheel Well

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Left Side Bonnet Upper Area



Left Side Bonnet Lower Area
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Left Side Under Wheel Well

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There is a forum dedicated to paint and bodywork too. Paint & Bodywork Discussion Forum - Pelican Parts Technical BBS
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There is a forum dedicated to paint and bodywork too. Paint & Bodywork Discussion Forum - Pelican Parts Technical BBS

Yes I know, but there just is not enough activity over there so I thought there would be more response over here.
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Any suggestions on this repair?
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It's still not clear to me what those welds look like. I think some time spent with a wire wheel will tell you a lot more.

After attending Steve Hogue's metal shaping class, I am pretty much dead set on chassis sheet metal being TIG welded only, which that clearly isn't.

Also, I would not proceed on this repair until I had built a chassis jig to match up all of the pick up points with known dimensions. You really need to know if the clip was welded on correctly so that the overall length of the car is correct or else nothing will fit.

Steps:

- wire wheel all the welds clean to see what they look like
- mount car on a celette bench or homemade box tubing sled and check the dimensions.

Assuming the car is the correct length and it isn't warped or kinked, then you can just clean up the welding and move forward. Don't put any pans on the car until the dimensions are verified.
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putting it on a cellette is a good idea.

you could cut the front clip odd and put another one back on properly

I saw a post on here not long ago about a guy that did some incredible work on basket case 911, you try to search for it. if nothing else it may be inspiring that something so far gone can come back. he may also have some advise,
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