Our power was out for the first half of the day Saturday (problems with the power station I guess), so we weren't able to get anything done Saturday - but we did a little Sunday. Although progress was slooow because it was so flippin' hot out!
I got the pieces cut to frame in the passenger side floor and Brian welded them in place.
Brian got a section of the drivers floor pan cut out - wohoo!
Pictures are kinda out of order, but this is after we got the foot pedal cleaned up.
Brian disassembled it and wire brushed the aluminum base
While I sanded, primed and painted the pedal itself. Now, if we could just find a rubber pad for it. I think Brian said it came out of an old Autocar that was a good friend of his dads.
And, in an attempt to get some structural strength back in the door, I cut this piece of hardwood for it. I don't remember what the wood is called, but it's almost as hard as oak and is used for flooring (local lumber yard gave me a 6' chunk of 1x5 becasue the size made it unsellable) I ripped 2 pieces at 2'' wide, then marked the curve from a template I had made from an original piece of oak that was in the same spot. (It is 1'' thick in the center and less than 1/2'' on the ends to fit the gradual curve of the outside of the door). Our bandsaw has been neglected for many years, but I am sure glad we have it. It would have been really difficult to do on the table saw, LOL. I cut the curve on the bandsaw, then sanded the cut edge on the stationary belt sander. I cut out a matching piece for the other side while I was at it too, so all I have to do is sand that one to install it later.