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This is why I would personally never buy a classic without the view of restoring it. At least he has C.A.R on the job. A lot of other shops would just end up putting makeup on a pig, whereas Locky does it to last.

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Onto the LH floor - I worked out the cost for new KFVintageJDM floor pans + freight + installation,
and the figures said it was going to be cheaper to fabricate & install patch repair panels:

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I'm not taking credit for this - it's Graeme's handywork.

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The back of the RH floorpan - under the rear seats - was rusted out, so the section was cut, rust treated, then new sections were fabricated and welded into place.
Then the RH rail assembly could be installed.

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The RH door hinges also came back from Leon - they've been been re-pinned and re-bushed, along with a new roller and leaver:

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A section of quarter panel below the LH quarter glass had rusted out, so I fabricated a replacement section, cut the old section out & welded in the new patch:

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It just needs a little tapping about to smooth it up, so I'll come back to it in due course.

The LH sill was rusted out at the front and back, along with accident damage.
We decided to remove it & replace it with a new one, but as it was a Bus, it's not that simple...

Cut off, de-rusted and KBS'd:

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I bought a 260Z/280Z LH sill from @kfvintagejdm, then cut the end off and fabricated an extension.
This was then KBS'd inside and welded into position:

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