New floor panel right front side repaired

In May 2015 I did some welding on the right front side already. I repaired the chassis beam and positioned and fixed the crossmember. The floor itself still was a large hole.

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Currently the body is hanging in a spit so I can rotate it easily which makes it much easier to repair it. I started by removing the over plate by drilling out the spotwelds.

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This increases the accessibility and prevents the panel from being damaged any further.

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Next I prepared a panel which exactly fits to weld the panel in without any overlap.

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I used my Arboga mill to drill holes for the plug welds on top of the crossmember.

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And I stitched the floor panel in to hold it in place.

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And fully welded it all around and filled the plug welds.

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Finally I grinded the wells and smoothened them using a lamellar grinding wheel.

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Perhaps smoothen it a little more and then temporary paint with Owatrol.

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