@Davedacarpainter and @95BlueStallion
I have an Eastwood 125 MIG welder with gas shielding, but your welds look perfect next to mine. I haven't had much practice, as I've gone through medical hell the last two years. What I think I see is that that part of the frame does nothing but support the sheet metal. I wouldn't think it would have to be dead nuts perfect. I would think I would have to disassemble the front sheet metal to get to everything, no? The LMR kit is something like $300. I have 0.30 wire in my welder and my gas pressure is about 40psi (if I remember correctly). The problem I seem to have is blowing holes through the sheet metal.
On a side note I had a long talk with Travis. He really talks fast and my Texas ears have a problem keeping up. The fuel pressure is at a steady 60psi; way too high. I have an Aerometer fuel pressure regulator that I'm taking to him today. That should fix the fuel pressure issue. Getting the exhaust right is another issue. I don't have anything to bend exhaust pipe, so I'll need to take it to Kenny's Muffler.
What I really need to do is to lay eyes on this thing again and try to figure out a game plan. My son wants to give me the 84 notch and use the 85 as a parts car, but I'm reluctant to do that on a number of fronts. Man, I thought my life would slow down when all I had to do is play with the grandkids.
he' a real nice guy and they do some really custom fabrication. They have a book of the cars they have done. Everything from stock to full-on custom