While Sam was busy scraping gunk, Matt and Bill turned their attention to replacing the rotten floor of the van. They quickly discovered that a previous owner had made a temporary repair by simply riveting a piece of aluminum over the rotten floor. By now you should know that our garage monkeys don’t believe in “bandaid” approaches to their restoration projects. Instead, they cut out the aluminum panel and welded and installed a custom, shiny, new floor panel.
Believe it or not, Matt learned a few new skills in this process. He had never welded before, nor had he used a plasma cutter, allowing him to fashion the new van floor. It’s pretty exciting to be acquiring new skills after all these years fixing up cars! It only took a few tries and a bit of patience and Matt began to master both new talents.
Thank goodness the weekend ended with no injuries or disasters!
Next weekend we expect to find our Do It Again Garage team out and about in search of a new clutch. So far their clutch research has been unsuccessful but they are hoping to find one soon.