Midlife Revealed, or No Aluminum Anymore
Well, the car is now mounted on a rotisserie. One of the unusual things I didn't show on the last page was the fact that the Previous Owner welded the fenders to the lower rocker panel. As for the reasons? Who knows!
OK. Now for the side-by-side comparison of what the aluminum patch panels covered. First, the driver's toe panel
The forward portion of the driver's rear wheel well:
The driver's side rear wheel well, looking backwards:
The driver's side trunk drop-off panel:
The right side of the tank support:
The passenger side trunk drop-off:
And the passenger wheel well, looking back (compare to the image directly above). Note that the outer wheel well wasn't connected to the inner well at the cutout!