Have you ever felt like you’re consistently working on a project, but it seems like you’re not really getting anywhere? Well, here we are again, working on Project 50. Project 50 is our ’69 Charger that is the basis where we plan build an environmentally safe hot rod. Starting in our September ’13 issue, we have been diligently rebuilding the Charger’s body with the help of AMD and their Installation Center. We’ve managed to complete a lot of the required work, but there is still a ways to go. We’re far from finished, but like we said, we can see light. Unfortunately, that light is not only at the end of the proverbial tunnel, it’s shining through the floor of the car. Over the years, the car has developed some damage and rust issues that need attention. Like we said before, we need to make it right, so we need to cut out the bad metal and replace it.
This month, since we can see light that shines up through the driver’s side front floor we’ll need to address it. There are a couple of ways that you can tackle a job like this; smear a little fiberglass over the rust holes, cut up a road sign and pop-rivet it over the holes, or actually do it correctly. We’ve seen the effects of smeared fiberglass, and since taking a road sign to use for metal repair is illegal, we chose to do it correctly. So, a replacement panel from AMD will be installed — yes, we’ll cut out the afflicted area before we put the new metal in. It’s not an overwhelming job to repair/replace the floor in this area, but there is a right and a wrong way to do it.