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Old Yesterday, 10:54 AM   #76
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Wow. Ok, I'm on board now. Nicely done.
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Old Yesterday, 10:59 AM   #77
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Isn't the 122 blessed with fairly generous headroom?
It's not bad with the stock pan, especially if you lower the seats, but then steering wheel height starts getting weird. After the pan swap, it'll probably still be better than the BMW.
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Old Yesterday, 01:14 PM   #78
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Well, the 206 decided to water my lawn, so the covers will stay on for now. I'm gonna chip away at my honey-do list until the sun comes out.
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Old Yesterday, 01:20 PM   #79
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I'm just going to bring the body down to where the bottom of both pinch welds line up. That should be about right. Since the firewall isn't moving in relation to the paint should "feel" OK when driving. I'm gonna get everything cleaned up and start welding it together so I can pull the bracing out. Then I'll set a seat in and see what's what. If I have to put the bracing back in and cut it back apart, so be it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:20 PM   #80
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I don't want to admit how long it took me to do what you just did in 3 days!

Lower pich welds lined up seems to be the best compromise. Have you considered how you are going to attach the door seal since you no longer have a pichweld to locate it? Do you even care?

I went around the car for a long time making sure that anything that was going to be easier done with the body still removable was done before I welded the two together. I rehearsed every inch of the scar to make sure I was going to be able to fabricate and weld what was required. Underdash in particular.

Question: "Was the BMW drive-able as is?"
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Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM   #81
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I don't want to admit how long it took me to do what you just did in 3 days!

Lower pich welds lined up seems to be the best compromise. Have you considered how you are going to attach the door seal since you no longer have a pichweld to locate it? Do you even care?

I went around the car for a long time making sure that anything that was going to be easier done with the body still removable was done before I welded the two together. I rehearsed every inch of the scar to make sure I was going to be able to fabricate and weld what was required. Underdash in particular.

Question: "Was the BMW drive-able as is?"
The 122 doesn't have a body side door seal. Just on the door.

Yup. I had to replace some parts that were sold previous to me buying it (the guy had already started the part-out process), but with minimal cost I drove it on/off the trailer to get it home and I would drive it up and down the driveway after cutting in order to clean up. As soon as the two are stuck together I'll drive it out of the way to clean up the massive amount of metal dust that needs to be cleaned up.
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 PM   #82
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The 122 doesn't have a body side door seal. Just on the door.
There is supposed to be a cloth wrapped "windlace" seal that starts under the sill plate, goes up and around, tucked under the headliner (you know, that really sharp bit you whack your head on when you go to get out) then down and back under the sill plate.

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Old Yesterday, 11:10 PM   #83
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There is supposed to be a cloth wrapped "windlace" seal that starts under the sill plate, goes up and around, tucked under the headliner (you know, that really sharp bit you whack your head on when you go to get out) then down and back under the sill plate.

Windlace isn't much of a seal. more impact absorption than anything.



Stuck together. Tomorrow I'll start the filler panel process. Seat height is good. I didn't live stream today since it was a late start, and still a little wet out. I'm pretty excited. Getting the inside brace out and being able to drive it around to move it makes a HUGE difference.
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