I also picked up some 18 gauge metal which is closer to the floor pan I will be welding. Will practice on this and then hopefully be ok to cut and weld the pan metal.
I also sourced what I thought was a correct fender for my 59 bug. It was off a 59 bug, however I'm learning that I have some parts that carried over from the 58 model year since my car was made in September. The model year changed over in August so I have a few of the "left over" parts from the older cars. Not a big deal, just have to start searching again!
Caroline's friend Jackie did a great job packing up!
|The white one is original driver's side, and you can see the red one (new one) doesn't have the same bump for the headlight.|
|The running board attaches at the bottom of each fender and the white one has the bigger bump = original part.|
Caroline has been in town so progress has been slow. I'm working a bit next week, but hopefully I can get the metal cut and welded in. I am a bit stir crazy, but my bank account appreciates the break in credit card orders :)